Water Skills for Life Funding
Since its inception in 2011, over 1.38 million lessons have been delivered impacting over 100,000 school-aged tamariki across Tāmaki Makaurau.
In partnership with CLM Community Sport, Harbour Sport, Sport Auckland, and Sport Waitākere, Aktive coordinates Water Skills for Life funding for:
- Decile 1 to 6 schools, years 3 to 6 students
- Kura Kaupapa Māori, all year level students
- Specialist (Disability) Schools (deciles 1-10), all year level students.
For eligible schools/kura, this covers 8-10 professionally delivered Water Skills for Life lessons to help tamariki keep themselves safe in, on and around water.
Deliver Water Skills for Life lessons at your school
Water Skills for Life lessons can also be taught by any teacher in a school pool and classroom.
To give teachers confidence and the necessary knowledge about aquatic education, free professional development is available through Swimming New Zealand, or with Drowning Prevention Auckland.
There are also a number of free resources: