Wai Turama to Wai Wise: Equipping youth for life in, on and around the water. wai wise flyer

  • Increased water confidence
  • Increased self esteem
  • Increased water safety knowledge
  • Increased survival, rescue and swimming skills
  • Access to aquatic activities for future participation
  • Improved health and fitness.

“I might now go and check out a paramedic course, and would like to further my education in first aid.” (Wai Wise participant, Rangitahi Youth Court)

Drowning Prevention Auckland offers core programmes for youth, who typically participate in water-related activities but do not always possess the skills and knowledge to keep themselves safer while doing so. They are designed to develop safer attitudes and behaviours, achieved through the development of water competency skills, water safety knowledge and critical thinking around decision making. From classroom, to pool, to open water, all programmes can also be tailored to meet the needs of your group. For details, download the flyer (Related Files) or contact Aquatic Educator Harry Aonga