The combination of water safety and swimming skills is Water Skills For Life. An initiative being introduced into schools to improve our young people's ability to be safe in, on and around waterRead More
Millions of Kiwis enjoy a vast range of aquatic activities that New Zealand offers, whether at home, the beach, in the pool or river.Read More
Inspiring us all to learn how to enjoy the water safely. From non swimmer to advocate Read More
Duncan Garner has teamed up with Water Safety New Zealand to spread the safety message to boaties nationwide. Read More
Lauren Boyle has teamed up with Water Safety New Zealand to help keep New Zealand school pools open. Read More
Stacey has teamed up with us to help spread the message about keeping pre-schoolers safe around the water. Read More
New Zealanders love the water - whether playing or surfing in it, boating or sailing on it, or simply enjoying our stunning coastline, beaches, lakes and rivers. But sadly, every year, a large number of Kiwis lose their lives to drowning or are injured as a result of drowning incidents.
Our aim is to achieve the goal of zero drownings - but to do so, we need your help.
Make water safety a priority for you and your family.
Learn to swim, wear and use the right safety equipment, learn water survival skills and most importantly keep your loved ones, especially young children, close. Look out for your mates when they're mucking about in water and do them a favour, speak up if you think they're putting their's or other's lives in danger.
Let's enjoy this amazing country and its waterways together, safely.
2016 preventable drowning toll stands at 81 with 85 percent of all drownings being male. Read the interim report here
2016 Preventable Total (provisional): 81
This year as at 13 January 2017: 4
Same time last year: 5