World Drowning Prevention Day 2024
Anyone can drown, no one should.
Learn how you can get involved
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We’re here to help all Australians enjoy the water safely through drowning prevention leadership, education and action. We want to bring a love of swimming and water safety education to more people in the community, especially those who may not otherwise have the opportunity to participate.
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Australians love the water which is why it is so important that we all stay safe when we’re in, on, or around it. We want you and your family to love and enjoy the water but to do so safely.
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World Drowning Prevention Day 2024

In April 2021, the United Nations adopted the historic first Resolution on Global Drowning Prevention, recognising the scale of the problem, calling for coordinated action to prevent drowning and marking the 25 July as World Drowning Prevention Day.

Aquatic Centres, Swim Schools and Community Groups are encouraged to promote and support World Drowning Prevention Day, to shine a spotlight on and raise awareness of that fact that "anyone can drown, no one should".

From Going Blue, Sharing Resources and Sharing Local Stories - Be part of the global movement to prevent drowning and promote water safety.


Every year, Royal Life Saving produces the National Drowning Report, examining the factors that contribute to drowning deaths in Australia by examining who, where, when and how people have drowned in Australian waterways. We are ever mindful that these stories in this report are of real people whose lives have been lost or impacted by drowning. We seek to advocate and collaborate to reduce the impact of drowning on the community.

Prepare for the unexpected.

Kids will be kids. And we love them all. Cute, funny, quiet, wild, angelic, studious, all of them with their own unique personalities, all of them unpredictable. One day the side kick and the curious one the next, with everything in between. Which is why we love them even more!

But they have one thing in common: Kids can’t help themselves around water, you need to. Keep Watch.

Life is better when we swim
We Swim is inspiring parents across Australia to take action to ensure their children enjoy all the benefits of swimming.
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Join our pool of over 450,000 Swim and Survive kids to develop the next generation of safer, confident and competent swimmers.
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The Australian Government provides significant support and funding for Royal Life Saving's drowning prevention initiatives and activities, including swimming and water safety education programs, community awareness campaigns and industry support.

In the spirit of reconciliation, Royal Life Saving Society Australia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognises their continuing connection to land, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures; Elders past and present.