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Water Safety New Zealand

Aquatic education resources for primary shool and kura teachers

UPDATED: 6 February 2022

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For our primary school children, Water Skills for Life is the essential beginning of life-long learning. Water Skills for Life can be taught by any teacher in a school pool and classroom.

FOUNDATION PROGRAMME

The foundation programme being taught in the classroom, school pool or local aquatic centres.

Introduction to tools and resources for teachers

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

Water safety and awareness

Children learn water awareness, how to behave in water and to respect it.

Getting in and out of the water

Children learn to safely enter and exit water in any environment.

Going under the water - Submersion

Children learn to perform underwater skills and control their breathing.

Floating on the water - Personal Buoyancy

Children learn buoyancy skills, breathing and how to regain their feet.

Rolling and turning in the water

Children learn to be in confident control of rolling and turning movements.

What to do in an emergency - Safety of self and others

Children learn to help themselves when in an emergency and how to help others.

Moving through the water - Propulsion

Swimming skills are one thing but moving in water is also about how to stay safe.

WATER SKILLS FOR LIFE PLUS

The extension to the foundation programme being piloted in ten Tauranga primary schools.

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Aquatic education resources for primary shool and kura teachers

 
 
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