Holiday Programmes

Splash Breakaway

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:

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.



This is an update on the Splash Break-Away holiday programme, which is due to commence on the 28th September 2020.
With the continuation of alert level 2.5 in Auckland, we have today reviewed the protocols outlined by the Auckland Council pools where we deliver the programme, as well as the health and safety processes and obligations to our staff and participants.
We have taken into account the following factors:
– All pools require reduced ratios and physical distancing of 1 metre. This will be difficult to maintain on our programmes and may compromise participant and staff safety.
– The location of the programmes in West and South Auckland provide a greater risk for participants and staff in terms of contact with COVID-19.
Consequently, we are regretfully cancelling the Splash Break-Away holiday programme for the upcoming (Term 3) school holidays.
We are all ready planning our next Splash Break-Away Holiday Programme and are looking forward to running a Splash Break-Away Holiday Programme soon.
Thank you for your continued support.
If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected]

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 09 376 5114

Programme Contact

Leilani Fuemana
Phone: 021 028 68409

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