Royal Life Saving and UNCLE TOBYS Swim My Way program celebrates 20,000 swim lessons
Published date 02/07/2020
Twenty-thousand free swimming lessons have been delivered to people across Australia who may have missed out on water safety education and learning how to swim, thanks to the Royal Life Saving and UNCLE TOBYS Swim My Way program.
Now is not the time to give up on swimming lessons
Published date 22/06/2020
Royal Life Saving read with interest and some measure of concern an opinion piece in the Sydney Morning Herald about Five questions to decide if you should keep or kibosh your kids' activities post-COVID, in which money contributor Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon says ‘sayonara’ to her kids’ swimming lessons.
Royal Life Saving Wins Gold at International E-learning Association Awards
Published date 18/06/2020
Royal Life Saving has won the Gold Award for Best Blended Learning Product 2020 at the International E-learning Association Awards for its Pool Lifeguard Suite.
Statement on Basic Life Support Response by Lifeguards in Aquatic Facilities during COVID-19
Published date 11/06/2020
Royal Life Saving advice for facility management and lifeguards who may be required to provide Basic Life Support in an emergency setting in aquatic facilities in Australia during COVID-19.
Queen's Birthday Honour for drowning prevention advocate
Published date 09/06/2020
Norm Farmer ESM, has been awarded the Member (AM) of the Order of Australia for services to the lifesaving community in Australia and internationally and water safety initiatives in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list.
Know the drowning risks of swimming in cold water. Royal Life Saving calls for Australians to stay safe this winter
Published date 04/06/2020
Cold water increases the risk of drowning, can cause hypothermia, and can impact even the most capable swimmers.
Royal Life Saving CEO Note on COVID-19 Advice for Aquatic Industry and Swim Schools
Published date 15/05/2020
Royal Life Saving’s makes the case for re-opening communal pools with limited numbers while maintaining social distancing requirements related to COVID-19 by mapping swimming and water safety programs and other aquatic activities to the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) Framework for Rebooting Sport.
National Aquatic Industry Safety Committee endorses new COVID-19 Guidelines for Swim Schools and Aquatic Facilities
Published date 13/05/2020
Royal Life Saving Society – Australia (RLSSA) and the National Aquatic Industry Safety Committee (NAISC) have today released new guidelines on the risk management of COVID-19 in aquatic facilities. This brings together the latest information from Safe Work Australia, the Department of Health and its replica agencies in each State and Territory.
COVID-19 Pandemic and the Case for Re-opening Aquatic Centres and Swim Schools
Published date 30/04/2020
Royal Life Saving outlines its views on when aquatic centres and swim schools could feasibly re-open in a post-COVID-19 world, and suggests a way forward for recovery.
Meet Royal Life Saving’s Disease Detective
Published date 22/04/2020
Over the past few weeks, Keeley Allen, Royal Life Saving’s Senior Project Officer for Research and Policy, has been volunteering her time to work as a contact tracer to track down people who have been exposed to coronavirus in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) to protect the wider community in the face of the COVID-19 Pandemic.