Make this weekend your home pool safety weekend
Published date 21/08/2017
Inadequate pool fencing remains a major contributing factor in the rate of drowning in backyard swimming pools among children under 5 years of age.Last summer saw a tragic number of lives lost to drowning, with rates more than four times the ten year average between Christmas and New Year. Sadly, children accounted for a significant portion of these preventable tragedies.Royal Life Saving Society – Australia don’t want to see the same devastating impact this summer and are urging pool owners to make this weekend their home pool safety weekend.
Winners Announced for the Inaugural National Aquatic Industry Safety Awards
Published date 07/08/2017
Seven representatives from Australia’s Aquatic Industry have been recognised in the inaugural National Aquatic Industry Safety Awards. Presented by Royal Life Saving Society – Australia, the 2017 award winners are recognised for their significant contribution to aquatic safety within their community.
Australian Team Depart for the Commonwealth Festival of Lifesaving
Published date 04/08/2017
Twenty young Australian athletes are set to compete at the Commonwealth Festival of Lifesaving in Durban, South Africa, with official competition running from Friday 11th August to Saturday 12th August. The team will battle it out in the pool against 86 athletes from six other nations including England, Scotland, Canada, Mauritius, Hong Kong, and South Africa. The Australian contingents will compete as part of the National and Development teams in the Commonwealth Championships, and individually as part of the Lifesaving Challenge
Australian Lifesaving Team Bring Home Silver From Wroclaw
Published date 27/07/2017
The Australia Life Saving Team churned up the pool over the weekend, taking home 12 medals including two gold against the top ten international teams.
Australian team just announced for the 2017 Commonwealth Festival of Lifesaving
Published date 07/07/2017
Twenty talented athletes have been named to represent Australia at the Commonwealth Festival of Lifesaving in Durban, South Africa from the 11th-12th August 2017. The Australian contingents will compete as part of the National and Development teams in the Commonwealth Championships, and individually as part of the Lifesaving Challenge.
More than 800 Sydney teens taught first aid
Published date 04/07/2017
Royal Life Saving Society - NSW have recently trained more than 800 students in the 'First Aid Safe - Youth' initiative across Sydney. The teens in years 10 and 11 were given the opportunity to complete their First Aid and CPR training via a combination of online and face-to-face learning, gaining nationally recognised First Aid and CPR qualifications.
Just Launched: A 13 year National Study of Non-Fatal Drowning in Australia
Published date 29/06/2017
The latest research by Royal Life Saving - Australia, with support from Surf Life Saving Australia and the Australian Government shows that 6,158 people were hospitalised in Australia as a result of a non-fatal drowning incident between 1 July 2002 and 30 June 2015.
Surviving in Cold Water
Published date 09/06/2017
Even though people often assume that the waters in and around Australia are warm, there are many places where the water is cold for a large portion of the year. The extreme effects of cold water on the body and its ability to function means there is an increased risk of drowning.
New Headquarters for Royal Life Saving NT
Published date 01/06/2017
Royal Life Saving Northern Territory has opened its new headquarters in Darwin, using the event to highlight that the Territory’s drowning rates are more than three times the nation average.
Eight top reasons to swim and KEEP swimming in winter
Published date 24/05/2017
Swimming is one of the best activities you can do all year round which benefits your mind and body. No other workout is low impact but achieves high results building muscles, burning calories and stimulating your brain. The great thing about swimming is that it’s for everyone! You don’t need to be the next Ian Thorpe to get involved.Need more motivation to don your cossies when it’s chilly? We’ve put together eight reasons for you to swim and keep swimming throughout winter!