“We wanted to show the kids not just how we swim, but why we swim. If we can show them that, then maybe they're a bit more motivated to learn to swim and gain the skills they need,” Mr Morton says.
Around 80 children are participating in the first season of Splash Attack, held at school pools at Johnsonville School, Plimmerton School and Rewa Rewa School in Newlands. Mr Morton says he hopes the first season is just the beginning of a flourishing interschool league.
He says Splash Attack would not have been considered without the inflatable, portable Water Polo Packagoals due to the difficulties posed by moving and storing conventional steel water polo goals.
In addition to the Splash Attack league, the use of Packagoals has also allowed the swim school to offer introductory water polo skills sessions to around 18 primary schools with swimming pools in Wellington’s northern suburbs.
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Image: children enjoying an Easyswim Swim School skills session at St Theresa's School in Plimmerton