Westhaven, Auckland – Drowning Prevention Auckland has had seven abstracts accepted for the upcoming World Conference on Drowning Prevention 8th – 10th October in Durban, South Africa.

This biennial conference brings together the world’s leading experts, research, systems and information on drowning prevention, rescue, lifesaving and water safety. The exchange, debate and development are designed to find ways to reduce death and injury in all aquatic environments worldwide.

Drowning Prevention Auckland is excited to present the following abstracts at this prominent conference:

  • Aquatic education in New Zealand schools; a sustainable approach for life-long learning.
  • Teaching 15 water competencies in a water safety intervention through eLearning.
  • Older, wiser, riskier? Perceptions of water competency and drowning risk among older adults.
  • What is the difference? – Perceived and actual adult water competence in open water
  • Online learning for developing Water Competence.

Drowning Prevention Auckland will be represented by our esteemed Research Officer: Teresa Stanley and Aquatic Educator: Lynley Stewart. They have both been working at the organisation and in the sector for many years and are abundantly experienced.

Drowning Prevention Auckland’s Chief Executive, Davin Bray, says that the upcoming World Conference on Drowning Prevention is a great platform to present what we have been researching and implementing for the past two years, and what we plan on doing in the future. We find ourselves leading the way in how we educate and communicate to prevent drownings. It is great to see our hard work getting recognised. Also invaluable is the opportunity to learn, bring back ideas to implement to ensure we continue to deliver best practice.

More information can be found at: www.dpanz.org.nz

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