Diversity in Aquatics is a series of conversations focused on diversity and inclusion within water safety and aquatics. I will be reaching out to professionals from various fields of aquatics, as well as community leaders, from across New Zealand and around the world.
In this conversation, I am joined by Drowning Prevention Auckland team members Harry Aonga, Leilani Fuemana and Clayton Wikaira. We discuss different perspectives of diversity in aquatics within New Zealand, as well as the great work they all do as part of the Drowning Prevention Auckland team.
Drowning Prevention Auckland (DPA) is one of the few organisations in New Zealand with its primary mission devoted to water safety and drowning prevention. With Auckland being one of the most (if not the most) diverse regions of New Zealand, Drowning Prevention Auckland takes diversity in aquatics seriously.
Clayton, Harry and Leilani all focus on initiatives for specific communities of Auckland region, creating customised programs that meet the needs of those communities. As part of this conversation, these members of the DPA team share some of their thoughts, ideas and experiences related to water safety and aquatic industries in New Zealand,in Auckland and within the communities that they support.