Swimming New Zealand sponsor encourages other businesses to support SWIMSAFER Week 2022

Swimming New Zealand’s title sponsor Apollo Projects is supporting SWIMSAFER Week 2022 (November 21-27), encouraging other businesses to join in funding swimming lessons for New Zealand children.

Apollo Projects is very committed to this important cause, funding over 1,500 swimming lessons for Kiwi children over the past two years. Apollo Projects CEO Paul Lloyd says, “It’s vital that our young people have the opportunity to take part in swimming lessons.”

“Building new, top-quality swimming pools for communities, and then providing life-saving water skills to children in those communities, is a very important part of what we do.”

Organized by SWIM Coaches and Teachers New Zealand, SWIMSAFER Week is advocating for more children to have access to swimming lessons as part of its Swim-It-Forward campaign, where people can give lessons to children. Research has shown that 48% of New Zealand children are currently not attending lessons, with one of the main reasons being price reasons.

Swimming NZ CEO Steve Johns said his organization fully supports SWIMSAFER Week 2022 and the drive to increase the number of children receiving swimming lessons. “With the support of companies like Apollo Projects, who support Swimming New Zealand and the funding of individual swimming lessons, more children will learn to swim and be safer in the water, saving lives. We encourage other companies to follow suit.

Apollo Projects specialize in building award-winning swimming pool facilities – most recently Wai O Rua – Stratford Aquatic Center and Hawke’s Bay Regional Aquatic Centre. He recently won gold in the tourism and leisure category of the New Zealand Commercial Project Awards for Te Pou Toetoe: Linwood Pool.

Auckland SwimTastic Founder and CEO Mark Bone, who is also a former National Olympic Swimming Coach for New Zealand, says they see firsthand the difference swimming lessons can make in the lives of young people. from Aotearoa. “Many New Zealand activities are built around water, so it’s essential that our tamariki develop the skills to swim safely and confidently,” he says. “These are skills our young people need to learn from an early age and money should not be a barrier to this vital education.”

“We are delighted that SWIMSAFER Week 2022, together with Apollo Projects, is raising awareness of water safety and proactively supporting this important life-saving cause.”

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