Water Safety

Water Safety Montage

Northland is an awesome environment with some of the most beautiful beaches and warmest weather in New Zealand. But easy access to water comes at a cost - in 2016, 17 lives were lost in preventable drownings in the Northland Region.

Water safety is a Crucial skill for Northlanders.

Whangarei Aquatic Centre offers water safety courses that can be tailored to the particular requirements of your schools, sports or community groups. We offer:

  • Safe boat programmes - includes boat safety, tows and throws, life jackets, rips and currents.
  • Programme is 2 hours and cost is $10 per person all ages over 5 years old.
  • Booking between 9am and 3pm Monday to Friday.
  • School term only, weekend by request only.
  • All students will receive a certificate on completion of this programme.

Summer is on its way. All children (and adults) need to learn how to stay safe in and around water.