Former Royal Life Saving Society WA CEO receives OAM
Published date 05/02/2016
Former Royal Life Saving Society WA CEO Alex McKenzie has received worthy recognition in the annual Australia Day Awards.Mr McKenzie received the Medal of the Order of Australia in the General Division (OAM) for services to lifesaving and drowning prevention.
59 people have been the victims of fatal drowning since the start of December in waterways around the country.
Published date 21/01/2016
Figures released by Royal Life Saving Society – Australia today show that 59 people have been victims of fatal drownings since the start of December. Tragically, this is a 16% increase on the same period last year. With 10 of these drowning deaths occurring on public holidays, Royal Life Saving urges all Australians to be safe around the water this Australia Day.Royal Life Saving’s CEO Justin Scarr says “We traditionally see a spike in drownings across the warmer months and the holiday period. Tragically, so far this summer we have seen 59 drowning deaths, including 10 on public holidays. We urge everyone celebrating this Australia Day to take care, avoid unnecessary risks and be safe around the water.”
Results and Final Wrap Up from the Australian Pool Life Saving Championships 2016
Published date 18/01/2016
Congratulations to the Queensland team for taking out the overall championship by 66 points from New South Wales.Queensland dominated this year’s competition, winning the CPR Competition, all three age groups, the overall women’s competition and the overall championship.
Royal Life Saving ACT to launch Muslim Women’s Swimming Program - January 2016
Published date 15/01/2016
Canberra’s Muslim community is looking forward to the upcoming recommencement of the ACT Women’s Swimming Program on Sunday 17th January 2016. The program is a joint initiative between Royal Life Saving ACT, the ACT Government and the ACT Muslim Community, and is targeted to Canberra’s Muslim Community with a focus on providing various aquatic activity options for women and children including:
APLSC2016 about to make a Splash at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre
Published date 12/01/2016
Top lifesavers from around the nation are set to compete in the prestigious Australian Pool Life Saving Championships being held on the Gold Coast at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre from Thursday 14th January 2016.Over 190 champion lifesavers from around the nation will be part of this major event that simulates real situations and emergencies. Competitors will be vying for selection in Royal Life Saving’s three Australian Representative teams.
Keep You and Your Family Safe these Holidays
Published date 18/12/2015
Holidays are a great time to relax, unwind and forget the stresses of the year that was. We at Royal Life Saving would like to wish you a well-deserved holiday but we’d also like to urge everyone to play it safe over the Christmas break.
Royal Life Saving urges people across NSW to be part of "Summer Safety Sunday"
Published date 25/11/2015
Royal Life Saving NSW urges people across NSW to be part of ‘Summer Safety Sunday’ on November 29th, 2015 to help reduce the shocking toll of pool backyard drowning.
Royal Life Saving Welcomes New President and Deputy President
Published date 24/11/2015
Royal Life Saving Society - Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of its new President Ms. Pene Snashall, of Tasmania. Ms. Snashall is only the second Tasmanian and the third female to hold the position in the organisation’s history.
Royal Life Saving ACT presents: ‘A Day At The Lake’
Published date 17/11/2015
‘A Day At The Lake’ will be held on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin on Sunday December 6th 2015 between 11am and 3pm. As part of the national Respect the River campaign, an initiative by Royal Life Saving Society –Australia and the Australian Government, ‘A Day At The Lake’ will reconnect Canberra families with the beautiful local Inland Waterways! The emphasis is on Lake Burley Griffin so come learn about all the activities it has to offer and how to participate in them safely!
Keep Watch program urges parents to follow four key actions
Published date 16/11/2015
New figures from Royal Life Saving Society - Australia show that 403 children under the age of five have drowned in Australia over the past 13 years. Home swimming pools account for more than half of these fatalities (52%) and drownings in this age group commonly occur as a result of a fall into water, often whilst unsupervised. This concerning information follows the release of the Royal Life Saving National Drowning Report 2015, which revealed an alarming 30% increase in drowning deaths among under-fives, with 26 young children drowning over the past 12 months. Royal Life Saving CEO Justin Scarr says “These numbers are alarming and certainly not a trend we wish to see continue. All of these drownings were preventable and we advise parents to remember the vital messages of the Keep Watch program”. Royal Life Saving’s Keep Watch program urges parents to follow four key actions to prevent child drowning; Supervise, Restrict Access, Water Awareness and Resuscitation.
Published date 05/02/2016
Former Royal Life Saving Society WA CEO Alex McKenzie has received worthy recognition in the annual ...
Published date 21/01/2016
Figures released by Royal Life Saving Society – Australia today show that 59 people have been ...