Holiday Programmes


One Day School Holiday Water Safety Programme

SPLASH is a one day holiday programme designed for 8-10 year olds and 11-15 year olds which focuses on water safety and the 15 drowning prevention competencies. Participants receive a Splash certificate of completion.

Programme content that is covered (certain activities are age dependant):

  • Lifejacket Safety
  • Safer Boating in collaboration with Coastguard Boating Education
  • Beach safety (simulating open water experiences)
  • Snorkelling
  • 4Rs of Bystander Rescues
  • Manu safety (bombing)

Splash provides opportunities for kids to have-a-go in aquatic activities, 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.

2023 Programme dates:

September/October School Holidays

Mt Albert Aquatic Centre:

11-15 year olds: Tuesday 26 September 2023, 9am – 2.30pm

West Wave Pool & Leisure Centre:

8-10 year olds: Wednesday 27 September 2023, 9am – 2.30pm
11-15 year olds: Thursday 28 September 2023, 9am – 2.30pm

Papatoetoe Centennial Pool & Leisure Centre:

8-10 year olds: Monday 2 October 2023, 9am – 2.30pm

Lagoon Pool & Leisure Centre Panmure:

8-10 year olds: Wednesday 4 October 2023, 9am – 2.30pm
11-15 year olds: Thursday 5 October 2023, 9am – 2.30pm

Online registrations open: Now

We encourage you to take your child/children through our free online course before attending the programme.

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 are interested.


Email: [email protected]

Programme Contact

Harry Aonga
Phone: 021 111 8674