Royal Life Saving is Australia's largest provider of water safety education. Our programs are delivered in schools, pools and community centres daily. They are designed to build awareness of dangers in aquatic environments and to arm the community with lifesaving skills used in both prevention and rescue.
Our key education programs include:
Keep Watch aims to prevent drowning deaths of children under five years of age in all aquatic locations.
For over 15 years Keep Watch has been educating Australian parents and carers on how to keep their children safe when in, on or around the water.
Swim and Survive
Swim and Survive is a national swimming and water safety initiative that seeks to increase the swimming and water safety skills of Australian children in order to prevent drowning and increase participation in safe aquatic activity.
Swim and Survive ensures the essential components of personal survival and water safety are provided, in addition to swimming technique.
For over 100 years, the Bronze Medallion award has been the benchmark for lifesavers all over the world.
The ‘Bronze’ builds knowledge and skills in rescue, personal survival and emergency care and is awarded in recognition of the ability to perform aquatic rescues in a safe and efficient manner.
The skills developed through achieving the Bronze Medallion will last a lifetime.
The Grey Medallion program is a water safety and lifesaving skills initiative for older adults.
It aims to encourage a healthy, independent and active lifestyle through the development of essential skills in order to participate in aquatic recreation activities safely.
Home Pool Safety
The home pool environment is often a place of fun and enjoyment. However home pools are a location with a high risk of drowning, particularly for children under five years of age.
This section includes useful information on a number of different topics to improve safety in and around the home swimming pool.
- Keep Watch
- Home Pool Safety
- Make It Safe - Portable Pool Safety
- NSW Pool Register - Be Pool Safe
- Sinkers #DontDrinkAndSink
- Swim and Survive
- State and Territory Activities
- Bronze Medallion
- The Talk - For Over 55s
- Grey Medallion
- Respect the River