Surviving in Cold Water
Published date 09/06/2017
Even though people often assume that the waters in and around Australia are warm, there are many places where the water is cold for a large portion of the year. The extreme effects of cold water on the body and its ability to function means there is an increased risk of drowning.
New Headquarters for Royal Life Saving NT
Published date 01/06/2017
Royal Life Saving Northern Territory has opened its new headquarters in Darwin, using the event to highlight that the Territory’s drowning rates are more than three times the nation average.
Eight top reasons to swim and KEEP swimming in winter
Published date 24/05/2017
Swimming is one of the best activities you can do all year round which benefits your mind and body. No other workout is low impact but achieves high results building muscles, burning calories and stimulating your brain. The great thing about swimming is that it’s for everyone! You don’t need to be the next Ian Thorpe to get involved.Need more motivation to don your cossies when it’s chilly? We’ve put together eight reasons for you to swim and keep swimming throughout winter!
A tribute to Trevor Cawthorne
Published date 19/05/2017
Our Treasurer and Guiding Star. Forever in our Hearts. We were saddened by the passing of Trevor Cawthorne, Treasurer of Royal Life Saving Society NT. Floss Roberts, Executive Director, Royal Life Saving Society NT shares her moving tribute.
Australian Life Saving Squad Announced
Published date 18/05/2017
The Australian Life Saving team selectors have named 47 athletes to represent Australia over the next 18 months leading up to the Life Saving World Championships 2018. The championships will be held in Adelaide from 17 November – 2 December 2018.
Everyday Lifesavers Presented with Commendation
Published date 15/05/2017
Humanity at its best – Remarkable people who have helped others in crisis get special Royal Life Saving NSW commendations.
Royal Life Saving teach more than 900 NSW kids to be Water Smart in Inland Waterways
Published date 03/05/2017
Royal Life Saving Society – NSW recently taught 930 primary school students in Blacktown vital water safety skills as part of the Open Water Experience – Stage 3 initiative.
Royal Life Saving pays tribute to Ray Martin VALE
Published date 28/04/2017
Royal Life Saving Society - Australia would like to acknowledge the recent passing of Ray Martin, a long-time member of Royal Life Saving and the lifesaving community.Ray had a long and distinguished career in lifesaving, and made a huge contribution to RLSS in Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia and nationally through education, Swim and Survive, and the Swimming and Lifesaving Manual processes. Ray was awarded RLSSA Life Membership in 2006, Commonwealth Life Member in 1999 and Commonwealth Honorary Life Governor in 2004.
Royal Life Saving hosts National Swimming and Water Safety Education Symposium
Published date 18/04/2017
Royal Life Saving has been committed to swimming and water safety education since it was formed in Australia in 1894. We are not alone, with so many organisations, government agencies and community members contributing their effort and energy to ensuring children have the skills to safely enjoy our amazing waterways.
Inaugural National Aquatic Industry Safety Award Nominations Now Open
Published date 13/04/2017
Royal Life Saving with support from the National Aquatic Industry Safety Committee have launched the inaugural National Aquatic Industry Safety Awards.