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.
APLSC 2017 - Lifesaving Skills Put To The Test
Published date 14/01/2017
Over 160 champion lifesavers from across Australia took part in what Robert Reid, National Sports Advisor, Royal Life Saving Society - Australia says was a tough competition amongst elite athletes.The team from New South Wales took back their title from Queensland as the Interstate Overall Champions with Queensland a close second.
New Head Coach for Australian Life Saving Team
Published date 11/01/2017
Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) and Royal Life Saving Society Australia (RLSSA) are pleased to announce the appointment of Kurt Wilson as the Head Coach of the Australian Life Saving Team (ALT) moving into the 2018 Lifesaving World Championship campaign.
Royal Life Saving NSW teaches 7,884 kids across the state water safety and survival skills
Published date 20/12/2016
Over the last 14 months 7884 Kindergarten students across Sydney have participated in Royal Life Saving NSW’s ‘Water Smart Kindy Kids’ program, where they have learnt vital water safety and personal survival skills.
Matt Preston urges Aussie Families to Keep Watch this Summer
Published date 15/12/2016
Last summer, 14 children under five years of age lost their lives in entirely preventable backyard pool-drowning incidents.To put a stop to the needless loss of life through backyard pool drowning, Matt Preston and Royal Life Saving today launched World’s Most Costly, a campaign to remind parents to keep watch no matter what this summer.
10 Aussie Christmas Gift Ideas
Published date 14/12/2016
Christmas in Australia is unique; BBQ’s, swimming and boating are just a few ways Aussies like to enjoy their Christmas. We’ve put together a list of 10 Christmas gift ideas to keep your friends and family safe when enjoying the water.