Show you care about fresh water – swim in a river or lake this summer!
New Zealand has some of the most beautiful and cleanest rivers in the world. Unfortunately, some are not doing so well.
They all need your love. Swim in the safe ones. Visit the sick ones. Find out which is which at LAWA.
When you find that moment, share it with us and other Kiwis; the riverside rattle of cicadas; the shock of goosebumps from brisk water; drying out on hot rocks.
Get Involved! Tweet, Instagram or Facebook your photos and videos at rivers with the hashtag #swimfresh.
Meet our freshwater crayfish Koura
Swim Fresh Mascot
Koura hangs out with the swim fresh crew. Our freshwater crayfish know the best water holes and other summer hang outs. Tweet, Instagram, Snapchat or Facebook where you saw Koura today with the hashtag #KouraSwimFresh and/or #KouraCrayfish
Check out LAWA to find out where the best places to swim are in your region
Post your videos and photos to our Facebook page to be involved!
Share your photos at rivers and lakes this summer with the hashtag #swimfresh.
Tweet us your photos and stories at rivers with the hashtag #swimfresh.
Get in Touch
Swim Fresh is a not for profit independent summer campaign on behalf of New Zealand's rivers and lakes. It is proudly conceived, organised and funded by BlacklandPR; staffed by students at Massey University Wellington ; and aided by the creative folk at Eighty One.