Drowning Prevention Auckland
  • Float with the Blokes

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    Men are four times as likely to drown as women, a statistic partially attributed to 'under-estimation of risk and over-estimation of ability'. In 2017, 69 (78%) of those who drowned in preventable circumstances were male. It is easy to believe that learning to swim will keep you safe in the water, but safety relies on a combination of factors - skill, knowledge, attitudes and behaviours. A groups of young males shared their in-water experience if learning some of the essential skills, including being able to float. Floating first offers a choice, helps alleviate panic, allowing the person to keep their head above water, breathe and assess the situation. Show less
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    • Float with the Blokes - Duration: 2 minutes, 6 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      Men are four times as likely to drown as women, a statistic partially attributed to 'under-estimation of risk and over-estimation of ability'. In 2017, 69 (78%) of those who drowned in preventable ...
    • Keep Calm and Carry On...There Will Be Another Day - Duration: 5 minutes, 15 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      In 2013 Amohia Afeaki and Sabrina Parsons effected a successful rescue of two men, at Matauri Bay, Northland. Subsequently they were both awarded the Gilt Cross for Galantry in recognition of their...
    • WAI Moran drowning is a multifaceted complex problem. - Duration: 81 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      "Drowning is a significant, complex and multi-faceted phenomenon which has at its heart the way in which humans interact with their environment," Dr Kevin Moran ONZM...."Therefore, the solution is ...
    • Flat Rock Muriwai - Duration: 12 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      Flat Rock, Muriwai, Auckland, New Zealand. One of the most popular fishing spots on Auckland's wild west coast. It's not always like this but even on this day, the fishers are not wearing lifejacke...
    • Pool Super Vision (PSV) - Duration: 45 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      'Never look at a pool the same way again'. Gary is in New Zealand, as a guest of the NZ Recreation Association, working with pool lifeguards, delivering PSV, an image-based training programme for p...
    • Is someone in trouble in the water? Do the 4Rs! - Duration: 2 minutes, 10 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      Most people in trouble in the water don't drown, but some rescuers do. Always think of your safety first, do the 4Rs - Recognise, Respond, Rescue, Revive. The 4Rs was developed by Dr Kevin Moran, J...
    • WTV News Report May 2015 - Duration: 3 minutes, 36 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      WAI recently announced its relocation to a new water-based location within Westhaven Marina, Auckland. WAI Chief Executive Jonny Gritt and Aquatic Educator Alan Chow talk with Phoebe Zhao about how...
    • WAI Gateway Aquatics testimonial - Olympic Pool, Newmarket - Duration: 25 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      Are you looking for an aquatic career pathway? Jacob, Pool Supervisor at the Olympic Pool, Newmarket, Auckland talks about the work experience available for students as part of WAI's Gateway Aquat...
    • WAI Gateway Aquatics testimonial - Kirk, student - Duration: 26 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      Are you looking for an aquatic career pathway? Kirk participated in WAI's Gateway Aquatics Programme and completed his work experience at the Olympic Pool, Newmarket, Auckland. To find out more vis...
    • Stanhope Road School, an example of Inquiry Learning. - Duration: 12 minutes.

      • 5 years ago
      What is the Safer Journey?

      In 2014 a group of Year 5 & 6 students from Stanhope Road School (Auckland), shocked by the number of drownings each summer, focused their Inquiry Learning on investiga...
    • Water Competence with Professor Robert Stallman - Duration: 5 minutes, 51 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
      "Drowning prevention is far more complex than most people realise," Professor Robert Stallman, PhD.

      In May 2014 we hosted a small gathering of representatives from across the water safety and educ...
    • WAI BreakAway April 2014 - Duration: 117 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
      The SPLASH Break-Away school holiday programme provides opportunities for participants to improve water safety knowledge and skills, enhance their swimming ability and have a go at aquatic sports t...
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    A holistic approach to acquatics education in New Zealand schools for Years 0-8. For more information contact http://www.watersafe.org.nz
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  • Whanau Nui

    • Whanau Nui at the Waterhole 2013 - Duration: 4 minutes, 35 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      More than 400 children participate in Whanau Nui every year, learning important swimming and survival skills with assistance from swim school instructors and parents (one criteria for entry is that...
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