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Friday 9 March 2012 | Published in Regional


In a bid to make swimming and water safety compulsory at all schools across the Cook Islands – the Cook Islands Aquatic Federation will be running a one-day course for anyone interested.

The course, Swimming New Zealand’s first level of swim teaching qualifications, is targeted mainly at school teachers, especially physical education teachers, as well as parents, students and any interested athletes.

The course will be run by Mark Saunders and assisted by Augustine Kopa and Shannon Saunders.

The one day programme will include a pool and theory session and will cover how children learn, the progression of learning to swim, teaching skills and lesson plans.

Those that take part will receive a CD of notes and information and an attendance certificate.

On completion of 20 hours of lesson plans and appraisal participants are eligible for further qualification which can include an NZQA accreditation.

The programme also includes the Swimming New Zealand State Insurance schools programme where all children will get certificates, plus wrist bands.

The course will be run at Aquarius between 9am and 4pm on April 14. The fee is $20 per person and for those wanting to complete the NZQA units there will be an additional $25 fee.

For more information and to register for this course – contact Romani Katoa of CIAF on 55547.