Don’t duck out – make portable pools SAFE
Published date 15/11/2018
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. These statistics have prompted Australian consumer law and product safety regulators to join forces with Royal Life Saving Society - Australia to remind parents and carers to make portable pools SAFE.
New National President Appointed
Published date 12/11/2018
Cameron Eglington has been appointed as National President of Royal Life Saving Society – Australia.Cameron is the President and a member of Royal Life Saving Society - Western Australia, as well as a trainer with the organisation. He is currently a Lecturer in The School of Education Health and Physical Education at Edith Cowan University, Perth WA.
Young Adults Learn To Swim For the First Time
Published date 05/11/2018
Over 60 students from Launceston have been given the opportunity to learn how to swim at Launceston Aquatic Centre.
Water Safety Warning as Temperatures Increase
Published date 02/11/2018
Summer is on the horizon and we’re starting to feel the heat across the country. With the warmer weather more and more Australian’s and visitors flock to the various waterways as a reprise from the heat.
PARENTS URGED TO KEEP WATCH AFTER NEW RESEARCH REVEALS 965 TODDLERS HAVE DROWNED IN THE PAST 25 YEARS
Published date 24/10/2018
A new report from Royal Life Saving Society – Australia reveals that 965 children aged 0-4 years drowned in Australia between 1 July 1993 and 30 June 2018. Accidental falls into water were recorded as the leading activity resulting in drowning.
Research shows Middle Aged Men are at highest risk of drowning in Tasmania
Published date 05/10/2018
Royal Life Saving Tasmania have released a new report, ‘A 15 year analysis of fatal drowning’, which reveals that 163 people drowned in Tasmania between 1 July 2002 and 30 June 2017.Men accounted for 83% of these drowning deaths.
Royal Life Saving urges parents to make it safe when it comes to portable swimming pools this Summer
Published date 25/09/2018
Royal Life Saving are 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’ Backyard Pool Safety 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.
LWC2018 Preparations heats up as Australian Life Saving Team Head to German Cup
Published date 20/09/2018
With two months until Life Saving World Championships 2018 (LWC2018) begin the Australian Life Saving Team will head to Germany to compete against Europe’s best Pool Rescue athletes.
One in four drowning deaths involved people born outside of Australia
Published date 19/09/2018
New research from Royal Life Saving 'A 10 Year National Study of Overseas Born Drowning Deaths' reports that 27% of all drowning deaths over the past 10 years involved people who were born overseas. 86% were living in Australia at the time of death.Adults accounted for 97% of drowning deaths. Poor swimming skills and the influence of alcohol were leading contributing factors in these drowning deaths.
Drowning Deaths Decrease But Royal Life Saving and Surf Life Saving Urge Against Water Safety Complacency
Published date 12/09/2018
Australia’s peak drowning prevention and lifesaving bodies, Royal Life Saving Society – Australia and Surf Life Saving Australia have today released their annual reports outlining the impacts of fatal and non-fatal drowning deaths across the country last year.