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Transcript for video Water Skills for Life: How to keep our tamariki safe


Released 13/01/2020

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Text appear: “Tell us about Water Skills for life…” 

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Man sitting in a field 

Text appears: "Tairoki Tahau-Hodges - Water Skills for Life instructor"

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Man – “Water skills for life program is something to”

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Clips of kids swimming and playing in the pool 

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Man – “teach the kids how to keep themselves safe around the water.” 

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Swim instructor smiling and then inside the pool helping kids swim 

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Man – “A lot of the statistics for the drownings in New Zealand” 

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Man sitting in a field 

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Man – “based a lot around our kids, our tamariki.”

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Clips of kids playing in the pool and smiling 

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Man – “We want to make sure we're keeping this statistic as low as possible we want to make sure we drop this to stick as low as possible.” 

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Text appear: “What skills do they learn?” 

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Clips of kids practicing different swimming techniques 

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Man – “Learning how to float on your back, learning how to float on your front, getting into a huddle position if you're with a group.” 

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Swim instructor helping a kid put of a life jacket picked from a rack 

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Man - “Making sure that you're wearing a life jacket on the boat and into the water as well.”

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Swim instructor helps a kid get into the pool and then a group of kids huddling under water 

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Man – “Learning how to scull learning, how to tread water.” 

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Kids playing with each other around the pool 

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Man – “We're also seeing the enjoyment we're also seeing the kids that they're having fun because that's how kids pretty much” 

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Man sitting in a field 

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Man – “learn everything as through fun.” 

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Text appear: “How do these skills apply to the outdoors?” 

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Man sitting in a field 

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Man – “Being around in the river we teach them how to cross the river safely. Making sure if it's safe enough to cross” 

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Swim instructor helps a kid put on a life jacket 

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Man – “and how to go down the river safely. Let's say going down going at the beach we teach them rip currents,” 

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Kids playing with each other around the pool and instructor giving them instructions 

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Man – “we teach them about the tides, we teach them how to swim between the flags making sure” 

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Instructor helps a kid with a life jacket 

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Man – “they're swimming between the flags and they keeping themselves safe up there. Making sure that they're keeping an eye out for those hazards” 

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Kids sitting on the edge of the pool with their life jackets on 

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Man – “like submerged objects in murky water that they can't see,” 

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Man sitting in a field 

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Man – “we teach them how they can see those hazards and how they can prevent themselves from getting injured or getting themselves into danger with those hazards.” 

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Text appear: “What are your top tips for parents this summer?” 

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Man sitting in a field 

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Man – “Number one, please stay off your cell phone, watch the kids” 

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Swim instructor helping a kid with swimming goggles in the water and kids playing in the water 

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Man – “Number two, if they can't touch the ground”

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Man sitting in a field 

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Man – “please be in deep with them.” 

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In 2019, we helped 200,000 tamariki learn Water Skills for Life.” 

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ACC logo appear with website address under it 

Text appear: “learn more at acc.co.nz