May 22nd, 2014 by Jacqui Blanton

Sealord Swim for Life

New Zealand has one of the highest drowning rates in a developed country. Schools will no longer be teaching swimming, and many people can’t afford private lessons. To remedy this, Sealord Swim for Life has teamed up with Water Safety New Zealand to help kids learn to swim so that they may survive should tragedy strike.

According to statistics, 80% of children in New Zealand can’t swim well enough to save themselves should the need arise.

Sealord Swim for Life wants all kiwi children to be able to complete the 50 meter survival sequence by the age of ten.

To date, Sealord Swim for Life has helped approximately 240,000 children learn to swim to survive.

For more information, check out their website at www.sealordswimforlife.org.nz/.

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