Aqua Park Group was started by watersports enthusiasts in 2016 at Rutland Water. We wanted to create a place full of joy that would connect families with the open water and share the many health benefits of embracing the great outdoors, with people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities.
Fast forward to now and this original vision is still anchored at the heart of everything we do. Over the years thousands of friends, families, teams and colleagues have taken on our Aqua Parks who have shared endless laughs, helping restore people’s mental and physical health and boost their wellbeing.
As a part of our corporate responsibility, The Aqua Parks Group has always supported a nominated charity, relevant to its core values. In 2021, we have identified a new charity that we are extremely excited to work alongside – Above Water. Above Water was set up in 2017 to facilitate lifeguards who are also qualified teachers going into schools to teach water safety & drowning prevention.
Our support will enable Above Water to reach 10 schools near each Aqua Park location in Cardiff, Rutland and Lakeside with water safety and drowning prevention intervention. Using pupil premium data, speaking with active partnerships/local authorities we will identify the schools most in need of support. Above Water can then engage to offer age related resources to upskill teachers, pupils and parents. With support from Aqua Park Group, incentives will be offered to individuals and schools to get the best from the Above Water & Aqua Park Group support.
We are really proud to be contributing to Above Waters efforts to make a big impact teaching water safety & drowning prevention in schools. Our unique approach helps teachers, pupils and parents engage & understand these essential life skills.
Above Water are currently working with over 75 schools in Oxfordshire, London, Devon and Cornwall to help teachers understand how to teach water safety & drowning prevention in their own schools.