Waves Conference

New Zealand's Premier Aquatics Conference

We are thrilled to announce that our dates for Waves 2022 are 24 - 26 August, and we'll be in Palmerston North!

Waves is New Zealand's annual aquatics industry conference. The conference aims to increase knowledge in the industry by creating a sharing platform among delegates, to support individual and collective growth, and build a sense of place among emerging professionals.

Registration is now open!


National Pool Lifeguard Competition

Enter a team for the 2022 National Pool Lifeguard Competition!

Held in Palmerston North on Tuesday 23 August 2022, this is a chance for Lifeguard teams to pit their knowledge and skills against others in the industry with the aim of being crowned New Zealand National Pool Lifeguard Champions.

The competition consists of a number of challenges and scenarios which test your lifeguard knowledge, first aid, rescue skills, team work, customer relations, and creativity. 

Teams of four can be made up of staff from the same facility, organisation, or region. If your facility or organisation is interested in entering, please contact rhiann@nzrecreation.org.nz for more details. 

Our 2021 champions were CLM Reheko! This was the fourth year in a row that CLM claimed victory. Is it time for some new champions? 

If you think you have a team that's got what it takes, express your interest now!

Expressions of interest close 15 July 2022.

Nominate for the 2022 Aquatics Awards

The annual Aquatics Aquatics Awards recognise and celebrate the amazing work happening in the aquatics industry across Aotearoa.

Nominations for the 2022 Awards are now open and we encourage you to get one one in!

Nominations are for:
  • Aquatic Innovation Award 
  • Lifeguard of the Year
The deadline for nominations is 15 July 2022. For more information about the awards, visit the Recreation Aotearoa Awards website.


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