Kiwi summers are spent at the beach, but the beach can be dangerous. Getting involved in Surf Life Saving is the best way of getting to know the risks so you and your family can enjoy the sun, sea and surf safely.

Surf Life Saving New Zealand (SLNZ) have been educating kiwis about water safety since 1910 that’s over 100 years!

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SLNZ offer a junior surf program starting from the age of 7, these are based at your local club and consist of 5 levels.

Check out the SLNZ map(external link) of  local clubs for Christchurch.

The skills learned in the Swimsmart classes at your local Recreation & Sport Centre pool tie in well with Surf Life Saving and can help your child to survive in the water. 

Check out link) today and find your local club, and Learn to swim (external link)to find out more about the Swimsmart programme.