Water Skills for Life

A new approach to teaching young people water safety and swimming skills.

Following an extensive review of current aquatic survival skills programme delivery in New Zealand and a close look at international best practice, Water Safety New Zealand (WSNZ) has developed Water Skills for Life.

Water Skills for Life is aimed at teaching 5 – 13 year old Kiwis the skills they need to help keep themselves safe in, on and around water. The new skills are the building blocks for the safe enjoyment of the many aquatic pursuits our country has to offer and are also the essential basis for participating in all aquatic sports.

This resource kit aims to introduce this new approach to you, and to provide you with the information and tools you need to incorporate Water Skills for Life into your swim programme.

If you’d like additional support around implementing the Water Skills for Life initiative, or have specific questions, please send us an email at: wsnz@watersafety.org.nz


Next: View the 7 'Water Skills for Life' Skill Sets