Water Safety New Zealand (WSNZ) is on a mission to help New Zealand’s schools keep their swimming pools open.
As a nation surrounded by water, it’s crucial our kids learn water safety skills and know how to swim to survive. The best place to do that is at a school pool.
Around 156 school pools have closed in the past six years and a further 130 nationwide are at risk of being shut down permanently.
These schools have exhausted all options – they’ve fundraised, sold keys and allocated what they can from their annual Ministry budgets – there are simply not enough funds to go around.
That’s why we’re asking for help.