FREE School Holiday Programme For 11-17 year olds
Splash Break-Away is a FREE holiday programme that is funded by Oranga Tamariki.
The programme is designed for 11-17year olds which focuses on water safety and the 15 drowning prevention competencies. This programme runs over four consecutive days and participants are expected to attend all four days to receive a Splash Break-Away certificate of completion.
Programme content that is covered:
- 4Rs Bystander Rescues
- Lifejacket Safety
- Safe Boating in collaboration with Coastguard Boating Education
- Safe Kai Moana gathering (snorkelling in the pool environment)
- Beach safety (simulating open water experiences)
- Water Competence upskilling
- Range of aquatic & land-based games
*Each day focuses on a different water competency:
Splash provides opportunities for kids to have-a-go in aquatic sports, to improve their water safety competence and knowledge, while enhancing their swimming ability. It is an inclusive and friendly environment where confidence is built, and kids are encouraged to give new activities a go by experienced instructors. A basic lunch and snacks are provided however we encourage parents/caregivers to pack extra food for their child/children especially if they have dietary requirements.
We are currently on the lookout for experienced and passionate Water Safety Ambassadors who can help deliver this programme. Job applications are open please contact [email protected] if you interested.
2020-2021 Programme dates are:
October School Holiday: Mon 28th, Tue 29th, Wed 30th September & Thu 1st of October
Online registrations open: 27th July
January School Holiday: Mon 11th, Tue 12th, Wed 13th, Thu 14th & Mon 18th, Tue 19th, Wed 20th, Thu 21st January
Online registrations open: 2nd November
April School Holiday: Mon 19th, Tue 20th, Wed 21st, Thu 22nd April
Online registrations open: 1st February
Venues for each programme are TBC and will be made known before registering.
If this is something you think your child will enjoy please register them as soon as the registration links open.
Please note, one participant per registration. For more information email: [email protected]
We encourage you to take your child/children through our free eLearning platform before attending the programme.
- 9.00am – 2.30pm daily
- Mon 28th, Tue 29th, Wed 30th September & Thu 1st of October
Mount Albert Aquatic Centre (38 Alberton Ave, Mount Albert) is fully booked, there will be a waiting list in case any parent pulls their child out of the programme from now up until the programme start date.
- Manurewa Pool & Leisure Centre (Skyes Rd, Manurewa)
West Wave Pool & Leisure (20 Alderman Drive, Henderson) is fully booked, there will be a waiting list in case any parent pulls their child out of the programme from now up until the programme start date.
- Papatoetoe Pool & Leisure (2025/17 Sutton Crescent, Papatoetoe)
Phone: 021 028 68409