Life Members & Water Safety Champions

Life Members

Honorary Life Membership is a special form of membership which is bestowed upon any person whose services and contribution to Drowning Prevention Auckland operating as WaterSafe Auckland Inc is agreed to have been sufficiently meritorious.

Honorary Life Membership is awarded based on long-standing membership and active participation in the work and purposes of Drowning Prevention Auckland.

Honorary Life Member status has been awarded to:

  • Sandy Harrop
  • Dr Kevin Moran ONZM
  • Jan Taylor


Water Safety Champion Awards

Water Safety Champion Awards, recognising organisations, community groups and individuals that have demonstrated commitment, initiative and leadership in the ‘championing’ of water safety education in the Auckland region. This could include delivering water safety education, creating or implementing solutions that address specific behaviours or problems, or raise awareness around a specific drowning issue.


Individual: Ron Bird

Community: Swimsation Swim Schools

Long Service: Judy Tipping



Individual: Geoffrey Bray

Community: Manukau Cruising Club

Long Service: Ian Ferguson



Individual: Dannielle Turner & Maree Lloyd

Community: John Walker Find Your Field of Dreams

Long Service: Nicholas Tomkins