Professional Development

A number of aquatically focussed organisations provide professional development opportunities and resources that compliment any aquatic activity. These organisations have opportunities available to schools and parents across the greater Auckland region. Click on the title to link to each organisation’s website.


Water Skills for Life

Water Skills For Life was developed for children in Years 1 – 8 to learn water safety.  Based on 27 core skills, it establishes broad fundamental competencies for life-long water safety.

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Swimming New Zealand

Swimming New Zealand provides training for those involved in learn to swim education. Our aim is to ensure swim teachers receive support and information and are recognised for the contribution they make in ensuring every New Zealander has the opportunity to learn to swim.

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Drowning Prevention Auckland (DPA)

Drowning Prevention Auckland has a team of experienced, registered teachers who understand curricula demands and the teaching of aquatics to support and compliment GAAAP activity. Drowning Prevention Auckland also provide a number of aquatic education resources.

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DPA also has a free of charge lifejacket loan scheme. Further details can be found here


Surf Lifesaving Northern Region

Surf Lifesaving Northern Region provide a unique beach and surf education programmes at the beach or at your school.

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