Free Water Safety Holiday Programme

A free water safety holiday programme is being run by the Waimakariri District Council Aquatic Facilities for children aged between 11 and 17 years.

This free 20 hour holiday programme will be run at the Dudley Park Aquatic Centre in Rangiora, and targets children who need to improve their swimming ability. It's been designed to offer free swim instruction to those who need it, while also improving the understanding of water safety and awareness in an interactive environment.

Swimming is an essential life skill, and even more important for a country surrounded by water says Dudley Park Aquatic Centre Manager Tina Brough. "This programme has been designed to not only improve swimming ability, but also provide participants with skills to keep themselves and others safe in and around the water. The programme is perfect for any 11-17 year olds who aren't confident in the water and struggle to swim 200 metres." 

Each day will involve learning, in and out of the water, games and water races.

The programme runs from Monday 24 April through to Friday 28 April. There is no lesson on Anzac Day, Tuesday 25 April.

Learn more about swimming programmes the Dudley Park Aquatic Centre offers.