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.
NT Kids Given Opportunity to Swim and Survive
Published date 11/04/2017
Thirty three students, aged 9 – 12 years, were able to take part in an 8 day swimming and water safety program to develop the skills and knowledge to be safe in, on and around the water thanks to Royal Life Saving Society - Northern Territory
New Drowning Prevention Campaign Urges Men, “Don’t let your mates drink and drown”
Published date 07/04/2017
Royal Life Saving has launched a campaign in response to research showing that 1,932 men have drowned in the last decade, one in four involving alcohol.Men are four times more likely to drown than women, with males accounting for 80% of all drowning deaths.
Eleven tips to help keep your child safe around water
Published date 16/03/2017
Water safety is crucial whenever children are near water, even if you’re not planning on going in. Children can drown in as little as 30cm, with any body of water posing danger, from fish ponds to swimming pools. Drowning can happen quickly and silently so it is important as a parent or carer to be constantly aware and protect children from danger. We’ve put together 11 tips to help keep your child safe around water:
Five tips to help you choose the right Swim School for your child
Published date 08/03/2017
So you’ve decided to sign your kids up for swimming and water safety lessons. This is a great first step to giving your child vital experience that not only equips them with lifesaving skills, but also provides them with health benefits and a pathway to other recreational water activities. Choosing the right swim school doesn’t have to be a stressful process. Here are some tips for you to follow when you’re looking at different swim schools.
Icon Water proudly presents ‘A Day at the Lake’
Published date 27/02/2017
On the shores of Lake Burley Griffin at Black Mountain PeninsulaSunday March 5th, 201710am to 2pm
A Deadly Summer
Published date 10/02/2017
Over the first two months of summer we estimate that 69* people drowned in Australian waterways. It has been a tragic summer, particularly in NSW where 44% of these drownings took place. This is more than twice as many as past summers, and was particularly high between Christmas and New Year.
Take care on the water this Australia Day
Published date 25/01/2017
In response to recent drowning deaths across the country over the summer holidays, Royal Life Saving Society and the NSW Government are urging all Australians to take care when recreating in, on and around the water this Australia Day.