Jetstar teams up with State OceanKids Series

Jetstar is getting right behind the State OceanKids Series with a new partnership helping Kiwi kids to have fun in the ocean safely and celebrating the next generation of top swimmers. To support New Zealand’s future swim stars, Jetstar is introducing an incredible opportunity for young swimmers and offering a fantastic family travel prize for all participants.

The fastest age group of swimmers at each event will become members of the inaugural Jetstar Super Swim Squad and win a once-in-a-lifetime experience - a weekend squad camp with New Zealand Olympic swimmers. Children from all over the country will gather in April 2013 to hone their swim skills under the guidance of Olympic swimmers and coaches.

Families participating in the series will also have the chance to win a fun-filled family holiday to Sydney for two adults and three children, including return flights, five nights’ accommodation and tickets to a day at Taronga Zoo, valued at over $6,000.

David Hall, CEO Jetstar Australia and New Zealand, said the State OceanKids Series is a great way to support New Zealand families and encourage youngsters to have confidence in the water.

"We are delighted to support the future swim stars of New Zealand, and play a part in encouraging kids to develop a healthy respect for the ocean whilst having fun.

"Jetstar is committed to connecting families by providing year round low fares. This partnership is a great way for us to show our support of New Zealand families and perhaps even develop some future Kiwi Olympians."

Over four million passengers have flown with Jetstar New Zealand since launching domestic flights in 2009, with countless families travelling more often for less thanks to Jetstar’s everyday low fares. Jetstar operates more than 150 domestic flights in New Zealand each week, as well as flying Kiwis across the Tasman to multiple Australian destinations and via Singapore to 22 ports in Asia. State NZ Ocean Swim Series Event Director, Scott Rice says; "The Jetstar initiative represents an incredible opportunity for young swimmers as well as a fantastic family travel prize for all State OceanKids Series participants."

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