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Whanau Nui is back, with FREE water safety and swim

22 December 2010
Joint Press Release
For immediate release

Whanau Nui is back, with FREE water safety and swim

Drowning is still the third highest cause of unintentional death in New Zealand, and Counties Manukau families are urged to take advantage of Whanau Nui family water safety and confidence lessons making a welcome return in January.

Whanau Nui runs over five days with one lesson per day providing children and their parents with confidence to take part in aquatic activities and develop essential water safety and swimming skills.

Parents will also learn skills that they can take away and pass on to other children and family members, but most of all everyone will have fun learning together in a relaxed and positive environment.

Lessons will be delivered at the locations listed below, from January 10. Numbers are limited so parents are urged to phone and make their booking early to avoid disappointment.

Mangere Swimsation Jan 24-28 ph 257 4484
Manurewa Swimsation Jan 17-21 ph 269 4145
Papatoetoe Swimsation Jan 17-21 ph 278 6806
Otara Swimsation Jan 24-28 ph 257 4484
East Tamaki Swimsation Jan 10-14 ph 271 5395
Swimgym, Lloyd Elsmore, Pakuranga Jan 24-28 ph 537 0025
Aquanaut Swimsation, Papakura Jan 10-14 ph 298 4642
Fulton Swim School, Patumahoe/Tuakau Jan 17-21 ph 238 1841
Whanau Nui is a collaborative project between WaterSafe Auckland and Injury Free Counties Manukau with funding from the NZ Community Trust, Auckland Council and Te Pou Manawa Iwi Collective.

ENDS

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