YMCA Auckland has partnered with Plunket Auckland to offer half-price swimming and water safety lessons to Plunket clients with children aged 3 months to 5 years.

YMCA Auckland Swim School Quality Services Manager Karla McCaughan says swimming and water safety lessons are a vital life-long skill for Kiwis who have some of the worst drowning statistics amongst OECD countries.

“In the same way we teach our children to not touch hot objects, we should be teaching kids to avoid water if there’s no adult around, or empowering them with life-long skills they can use should they get into trouble in the water,” Karla says.

The half-price infant swimming lessons are available Mondays to Fridays between 9am and 3pm at four YMCA managed aquatic centres: Onehunga War Memorial Pool, Lagoon Pool and Leisure Centre (Panmure), Glen Innes Pool and Leisure Centre and Cameron Pool and Leisure Centre (Mt Roskill). Terms and conditions apply. Find out more>