BEACH EDUCATION SAVES LIVES
New Zealand has some of the most diverse and beautiful coastlines in the world. Nearly 15,000 km of coastline and the ninth longest coastline of any nation in the world.
Just as we learnt how to enjoy the water safely, it’s our responsibility that we provide water awareness to the next generation to allow them to make the best decisions while they’re enjoying these environments.
During the last 10 years, there has been an average of 32 fatal drownings per year across Aotearoa. This is a 70% higher beach and coastal drowning rate, per capita, than Australia! Sadly, our fatal drowning toll over the last 5 years has increased by 37% compared to the previous 5 years. Alarmingly, for every child or young person that fatally drowned, fifteen more were hospitalised for non-fatal drowning injuries.
The majority of fatal drownings are preventable. At Surf Life Saving, we believe community education is a vital preventative measure to reducing the drowning toll.
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Community Education Season Dates:
Senior Applications: Closed
All Applications Close: 17th September
Senior Online Induction: 20th September
Senior Induction: 23rd /24th September
Beach Ed Induction: 8th November
Beach Ed Instructor Induction: 11th /12th November
City Nippers Training Day: 18th December
Early Instructor Start: 9th October
Normal Start: 13th November
To apply for an Intermediate or Junior roles, please follow the below link to submit your application:
Please use Google Chrome as the preferred web browser to apply.
For those interested in applying for a role within the Community Education Team this season, please view the below position descriptions:
For further questions, please contact SLSNR Community Safety and Engagement Manager, Tom Kearney (email@example.com).