Be in to win free swimming lessons
New Zealand has a huge coastline and numerous lakes, rivers and waterways in which to enjoy recreational activities in and on the water. Our way of life means we try to take advantage of all opportunities to enjoy these outdoor environments, whether it is as part of organised activity, sport, fun, or relaxation. But without the ability to swim and survive we do not possess the most fundamental skill to use and enjoy the water safely.
Swimming is not just exercise for the body, it a core-life skill which all New Zealanders need, especially our kids. The ability to swim and survive could save their life!
All our kids deserve opportunities to learn to swim and between now and Christmas Water Safety New Zealand are giving away free swimming lessons for a primary school aged child to six lucky New Zealanders.
Everyone that likes our Facebook page and enters the draw between now and Christmas will be in to win free swimming lessons for a primary school aged child during 2013. We’ll be announcing the winners throughout the build up to Christmas so enter now and be in to win.
And if your children already know how to swim, it’s worth entering anyway as you can designate a friend or family member to whom you can gift the lessons.
Click here to enter and Good Luck!
Professionally delivered lessons are a great way for a child to learn to swim and Water Safety New Zealand encourages all parents who can enrol their child in a swim school to do so. However the reality is, for any number of reasons, that this is not an option for all parents.
Don’t be discouraged though. There is so much a parent can do to contribute towards their child learning and the sooner you start the better. Knowing just the basics will enhance their experiences in the water and make a big difference towards them ultimately learning to swim confidently and competently.
Learning to swim and survive is a progression that starts with the development of basic skills. Teaching your child simple skills and providing plenty of opportunities to experience the water and gain in confidence will provide the required foundation for further learning. It’s also going to be loads of fun.
Please remember to ensure safety is the first priority when enjoying the water this summer.
• Supervise water time; always keep your kids within sight and reach.
• Remind children of the safety rules, and see that the rules are enforced.
• Provide sufficient opportunities for safe, supervised and fun water experiences.
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