Parents and carers must not opt out of swimming lessons for their children as the weather gets cooler,
Published date 17/04/2014
Parents and carers are being warned by Royal Life Saving not to opt out of swimming lessons for their children during Autumn and Winter as the weather gets cooler. Winter is in fact the best time of year to participate. Children are more likely to improve skills and endurance by building on skills already learnt and may progress quickly to the next stage. Swimming as regular exercises strengthens the immune system so children may be less likely to fall ill over the colder months. Having breaks over winter often results in children’s skills experiencing a plateau or even going backwards.
NSW - CHANGES TO SALE AND LEASE PROVISION – SWIMMING POOL CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE
Published date 10/04/2014
Provisions that require a property with a swimming pool to have a certificate of compliance before it can be sold or leased will now commence on 29 April 2015. This means that pool owners will have more time to ensure swimming pool barrier compliance prior to the sale or lease of their property.
Jenny Whiteley - International Masters Swimming Hall of Fame 2013
Published date 06/03/2014
Jenny Whiteley from the Hills Lifesaving Club in NSW has been recognised for her fantastic achievements in swimming at the 2013 International Masters Swimming Hall of Fame in California.
Newly arrived refugees embrace the opportunity to learn to Swim and Survive
Published date 14/02/2014
For a number of years Royal Life Saving NT have aimed to target at risk community members by conducting a Swim and Survive program for the Melaleuca Refugee Centre during the January school holidays. This year this program went ahead with the assistance of the Swim and Survive Fund and City of Darwin.
RLS is seeking a National Manager - Aquatic Industry Services
Published date 07/02/2014
Royal Life Saving Society – Australia is focused on reducing drowning and promoting healthy, active and skilled communities across Australia. Risk management, particularly in the aquatic environment, including swimming pools and open waterways is key to ensuring a safe community.
47 people have drowned since the start of December in Australian waterways
Published date 24/01/2014
Figures released by Royal Life Saving Society – Australia today show that 47 people have drowned since the start of December in Australian waterways. With every drowning preventable, Royal Life Saving urges all Australians to be safe when enjoying the water this Australia Day long weekend. Royal Life Saving’s CEO Justin Scarr says “We traditionally see a spike in drownings across the warmer months and the holiday period when more people are recreating around water. Unfortunately, so far this summer we have seen 47 drowning deaths. We urge everyone celebrating this Australia Day long weekend to look after each other and help us prevent any further drowning deaths this Summer.” Across December and January to date, there have been a number of near-misses. Royal Life Saving is aware of 11 non-fatal drownings of children under the age of 10 in swimming pools. Royal Life Saving urges all Australians to ensure young children are always actively supervised and are within arms’ reach at all times. Ensure you have a correctly installed and regularly maintained pool fence with a self-closing and self-latching gate. “We’re urging everyone to have fun in and around the water this long weekend, but use common sense and to be particularly vigilant whenever young children are around the water” Justin Scarr, CEO Royal Life Saving says.
Top lifesavers are set to compete in the prestigious Australian Pool Lifesaving Championships
Published date 10/01/2014
Top lifesavers from around the nation are getting ready to compete in the highly prestigious annual Australian Pool Lifesaving Championships as disturbing figures show 291 Australians drowned from 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2013.
UK Family Raise Much Needed Funds for SwimSafe
Published date 09/01/2014
The Preece Family, from England, were so moved by the child drowning epidemic across Asia that they decided to support the SwimSafe program as their charity for 2013. Parents Phil and Kathryn and their three daughters, Nicola (12), Rebecca (10) and Hannah (6), were shocked by the statistics and wanted to help make a difference in the lives of those children at risk from drowning.
Have fun and be safe around water this christmas.
Published date 20/12/2013
Season's Greetings and Best Wishes for 2014. Thank you for your continuing support of Royal Life Saving Society - Australia. We look forward to 2014 and keeping you and your family safe when in, on and around the water.
2013 NSW Commendation Awards
Published date 06/12/2013
Incredible heroes from across New South Wales to get special bravery awards at the 2013 Royal Life Saving Commendation Awards Ceremony (Friday December 6th 2013).Key details about amazing heroes are below. Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir, AC CVO, Governor of New South Wales will present the Awards.
Published date 17/04/2014
Parents and carers are being warned by Royal Life Saving not to opt out of swimming lessons for thei...
Published date 10/04/2014
Provisions that require a property with a swimming pool to have a certificate of compliance before i...