Programs

Swim and Survive Fund

Swim and Survive FundSpending time in, on or around the water is an iconic part of living in Australia. But even with our rich aquatic heritage, too many children drown every year in rivers, lakes, dams, beaches, bathtubs and backyard swimming pools.

Alarmingly, thousands of children are leaving primary school every year unable to meet the basic water safety benchmarks of swimming 50 metres or staying afloat for two minutes.

In many communities, swimming and water safety is simply not accessible. Children from lower socio-economic families, Indigenous or culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, or from regional and remote communities, are more likely to miss out making them extremely vulnerable to drowning.
These children are the focus of the Royal Life Saving Swim and Survive Fund.

The Swim and Survive Fund aims to provide free or subsidised swimming and water safety courses for disadvantaged children living in Australia.

Royal Life Saving has established a community partnership with Barnardos Australia who is undertaking the sensitive task of nominating and allocating children between the ages of 5 to 12 years to participate in the program.

With your help, we can ensure that every child has the opportunity to learn vital swimming and water safety skills that could one day save their life. 

Please support the Swim and Survive Fund by:

Become a Swim and Survive Fund Partner:

  • Donate or subsidise swimming and water safety courses at your facility