Drowning is the leading cause of death in children aged one
Published date 19/11/2020
Forty-one per cent of drowning deaths among children under five in Australia occur in one-year-old toddlers, according to data published by Royal Life Saving Society – Australia.
47% significant reduction in drowning deaths in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People
Published date 09/11/2020
New research released today by Royal Life Saving shows a 47% decrease in drowning deaths among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the past 10 years.
Don’t duck out – make portable pools SAFE
Published date 01/11/2020
On average one child dies from a portable pool-related drowning every year in Australia, while others need hospital treatment and may be left with severe brain injuries. Each year to coincide with summer, Australian consumer law and product safety regulators join forces with Royal Life Saving Society - Australia to remind parents and carers to make portable pools SAFE.
Join the Royal Life Saving team in the role of National Manager - Aquatics
Published date 22/10/2020
Royal Life Saving Society is looking for a motivated and talented individual to progress the organisation’s focus on aquatic and recreation industry through partnership, risk management, advocacy and stewardship of national safety standards.
Royal Life Saving Teams Kick Off Local Programs
Published date 22/10/2020
News from Royal Life Saving State and Territory Offices around Australia – a quick round up of just a few of the programs and initiatives taking place around the country.Hot on the heels of the national launch of the Royal Life Saving National Drowning Report 2020, Royal Life Saving colleagues in almost all States and Territories are back in action delivering learn to swim and lifesaving programs. As we head into what is traditionally the busiest time of year, everyone is having to remain agile, building partnerships both within the industry and communities, and developing varied training programs for different audiences often using a blended approach of face-to-face training and online learning.For more information about what is going on in your local area, contact your local State or Territory Office.
Social, health and wellbeing benefits of learn to swim programs for migrant communities
Published date 21/10/2020
Research published by Royal Life Saving shows the impact of swimming programs for adult migrants goes beyond just learning to swim. The findings, published in the Health Promotion Journal of Australia, found that female migrants who participated in funded learn to swim programs reported developing positive social networks and friendships, resulting in improved overall physical and mental wellbeing.
25% dramatic fall in swimming lessons sparks fears for summer
Published date 02/10/2020
New data released by Royal Life Saving and the Aquatic Recreation and Swim School industry shows a 25% significant fall in swimming lesson enrolments, with the greatest impact shown in metropolitan areas and among children aged 7 to 12 years with a fall of 40% in some areas.
Risk of drowning doubles on public holidays
Published date 01/10/2020
Royal Life Saving urges people to take care around water this long weekend to stay safe and prevent drowning.
Parents warned about significant drowning risks associated with portable pools
Published date 25/09/2020
Royal Life Saving is today urging all parents and carers to be aware of the drowning risk portable swimming pools can pose to young children, as part of Kidsafe’s ‘Safe Barriers Save Lives’ campaign. Portable pools (also known as inflatable pools or wading pools) are a popular choice for many families. They can, however, pose a significant drowning risk to young children.
A deep dive into the Royal Life Saving National Drowning Report 2020
Published date 18/09/2020
Royal Life Saving’s National Drowning Report, published on 18th September 2020, highlights many recurring themes. Each year, we are reminded that this publication is about lives not numbers. Our work is to understand where, how and why drowning occurs in Australia, and what we can do to keep communities safe.