The water. We’re surrounded by it. Whatever the season, Kiwis just love having fun in, on and around water. And because what’s important to you is important to us, State is the proud sponsor of the State New Zealand Ocean Swim Series (SNZOSS).
Ours is an island nation. Nearly all of us live close to the water. Many of us spend a large part of our life in, on, or beside the water. From a young age our lives are defined by our association with water. As kids we love nothing better than an outing to the local pool or beach. And when we get older we swim lengths, sail boats, dive beneath the water’s surface or paddle across it.
But time spent in and on the water comes with a risk.
- Drowning is the third highest cause of unintentional death in New Zealand
- Every month over 100 people are rescued from our beaches
- Nearly one-fifth of all drowning victims are children.
Consider that one quarter of our children can’t swim 25 metres, tread water or even keep afloat, and it’s not hard to see the risks are too high.
At State Insurance we saw a need for help. Help so all our children have the opportunity to learn to swim, keep themselves safe in the water and enjoy the water sports available to them. Help to ensure surf lifesavers continue their vital work on our beaches. And help getting us all out there, adults and children alike, active and enjoying our beautiful beaches and pools. It’s about reaching out to every New Zealander and saying “Come on in. The water’s fine”.
State’s sponsorship of the swim and swim safety sector will help save lives by helping thousands of kiwis learn to swim, enjoy the water and survive; across all communities and all walks of life.
Visit state.co.nz/about-state-insurance/community to find out more about State’s sponsorship programme.
Proudly getting behind the State New Zealand Ocean Swim Series and the OceanKids, along with Swimming New Zealand and Surf Life Saving New Zealand.
‘WIN 1,000 Fly Buys Bonus Points’ Promotion
Your State New Zealand Ocean Swim Series race number is more than just a number. It also gives you up to seven chances to win 1,000 Fly Buys Bonus Points. There’s one draw at each of the six State Ocean Swim events, and a final draw at the end of series prize giving. Terms and conditions apply – Click Here to view