Water Skills for Life

Aktive Sports Organisation GAAAP

This collaborative initiative coordinates the delivery of Water Skills for Life lessons to primary school-aged children across Tāmaki Makaurau. 

Find out what tamariki learn here.

Aktive coordinates Water Skills for Life funding for low decile schools (1-6) and kura, and years 3-6 students, in partnership with our community delivery partners, CLM Community Sport, Harbour Sport, Sport Auckland and Sport Waitākere. For eligible schools, this covers 8-10 professionally delivered Water Skills for Life lessons to help children keep themselves safe in, on and around water.

Schools that are not eligible for funding may still deliver Water Skills for Life lessons in a school pool and classroom through free professional development and using free resources.

Deliver Water Skills for Life lessons

Water Skills for Life lessons can also be taught by any teacher in a school pool and classroom.

Free professional development is available through Swimming New Zealand, or with Drowning Prevention Auckland.

There are also a number of free resources:

 

Apply for Water Skills for Life funding

A limited amount of funding is available to cover the provision of 8-10 professionally delivered Water Skills for Life lessons for tamariki in years 3-6, within decile 1-6 primary schools and kura.

Find funding information here.


Funding Partners of Water Skills for Life

  • Aktive Sports NZ
  • Aktive Auckland Council
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  • Aktive Water Safety NZ