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Focus on boat safety for children
It was back to school for 16 Bayswim swim instructors who undertook the Safe Boating course at Baywave this week. Developed by Coastguard Boating Education the course is designed for school students with some water experience and is a mix of theory and practical-based learning.
In upcoming months staff at various pools and learn to swim schools throughout Tauranga will go through the course which is fully funded by the Pub Charity. For Bayswim, the aim now is to integrate the course with its own Schools in Pools programme which they deliver to local schools in the community. CBE training coordinator Julia Bryant says there are numerous water safety programmes out there but many swim instructors know little about boating.
“They end up teaching information that someone else has passed on to do, whereas with me they get a hands on practical experience.
“With a country of over 450,000 boats there's a chance that kids are going to go out on the open water at some stage.”
Information covered in the theory section of the course includes safety equipment found on a boat, personal safety devices and anchors. While the practical session gets participants in the water to feel the stability of a boat, swimming underneath and climbing back on board, plus performing rescues from boats.
In the last 12 months about 25,000 school students have gone through the course – which has doubled in size from the previous year.
“Every student gets a certificate with Coastguard Boating Education on it. Our hope is it goes home to mum and dad who then consider doing a course themselves.
“It is our goal is to make the kids ambassadors for the Safe Boating programme.”
Bayswim's Schools in Pools programme provides swimming lessons to all primary schools age groups up to years 5 and 6. It is supported by Sport Bay of Plenty and Water Safety NZ. Manager Sean Tretheway says last summer the Bay of Plenty suffered the highest drowning rate in the country.
“It's a major concern for me, especially when we are surrounded by the ocean. We want everyone to be safe and enjoy being in the water.
“Over the last two years Schools in Pools has grown rapidly and we're aiming for to put 3500 kids through the programme this year.”
Sean's objective now is to modify Schools in Pools to include the Safe Boating course, with the aim of delivering it by the next school term. They also plan to offer the course to other schools who do not take part in their programme as an end of year day trip leading into Christmas.
“So instead of coming in and spending the day on the hydroslide, they'll come in and play on an inflatable boat with life jackets instead.” Sean says the Safe Boating course was a fun and interesting day of learning and would like to thank Julia and the Pub Charity for the opportunity to upskill his staff. The instructors were all really involved in this course and enjoyed what they learnt through the programme, he says. “They are really excited to and already you can see their brains already ticking over with ideas of how they'll run it.”
Article from SunLive: Posted at 7:01am Thursday 02 Oct, 2014 | By David Tauranga
Welcome to another week of relatively wretched weather for boating. It looks like there is going to be a decidedly average westerly wind around for the week, up around the 20-knot mark and again strengthening in the weekend.
There are a few windows of opportunity though, so make the most of them as they appear. You never know, summer may arrive before Christmas.
Bream Bay is the place to be and lends itself nicely to the westerly forecast during the week. The pilchard boat has been down there hammering the pilchards but as a sideline, it is creating the world's biggest inshore berley trail.
Snapper, kingis and trevally have all been coming out with relative ease. Rapalas and stick baits have been catching consistently.
The bait schools showing up are fantastic and right on cue for the spring feed up.
Snapper are patrolling these bait schools and a few have been hooked on rapalas or live baits intended for bigger kingfish. There are pockets and roving small schools of snapper all over the place and with the water not warming up much lately, that's the way you'll find them for a while yet.
Saying that, a number of guys have done well finding likely structure or baitfish and parking up with plenty of berley and straylining for them.
There's some good fish out there for the taking, don't be disheartened by a sounder full of fish and no bites, persevere and it will happen.
Tarakihi are still on the bite, and snapper are among them while Three Mile Reef has produced a couple of pup hapuka this past week so you may find them with the tarakihi - especially near some deeper foul.
The Hen and Chicks has been producing reasonably consistent results for kings, trevs, snapper and tarakihi. The Chicks is an interesting place and is one you think you know really well and have sorted, only to be dealt a dud hand and find a skunking after a couple of recent good trips. Such is the nature of the beast and it seems to have a lot to do with current direction.
The Whangarei Harbour is slowly coming alive. Whitebait are moving and so are the snapper in the shallows, fish have been caught as far up as Limestone in recent times.
Sharks and rays can also be found in abundance from now on so do expect a bit of a spooling on light gear from time to time.
Fishing is hot and only going to get better. Get out there folks when the weather allows.
Article from the Northern Advocate: 12:14 PM Wednesday Sep 17, 2014
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