Integrated Aquatic Programme

The Integrated Aquatic Programme (IAP) is an online resource for educators, to help them plan and teach a holistic aquatics programme.

IAP Graphic Representation

The IAP was developed by a team of aquatic recreational organisations and members of the education sector, with the aim of:

  • Providing educators with a visual tool, to develop sequential pathways of teaching and learning for Year 0–8 students; 
  • Providing pathways for scaffolding of learning enabling students to have safe, meaningful and purposeful learning experiences;
  • Increasing the understanding of what an ‘aquatically educated’ student could look like; and 
  • Making links to relevant resources and aquatic agencies that support the teaching and learning within the IAP.

Current IAP partners include Coastguard Boating Education,  Ministry of Education, New Zealand Schools Waterwise, Surf Life Saving NZ, Swimming NZ and Yachting NZ.

Please note: as at August 2014, the IAP is under review; some links and/or programme details may have changed. For further details please contact