East vs West battle it out at the Australian Pool Lifesaving Championships 2020
Published date 24/01/2020
The New South Wales State Team took the Overall Interstate Championship at this year’s Australian Pool Lifesaving Championships for the fourth year in a row with 1195 points, edging ahead of the Western Australia State Team in second place (1166 points) and Victoria State Team closely behind in third (1159 points).
Risk of drowning doubles on public holidays
Published date 23/01/2020
Royal Life Saving Society – Australia is urging people to ‘make the right call’ in the lead up to Australia Day celebrations to prevent drowning and stay safe over the long weekend.
Household chores the number one cause of a lapse in supervision in child drowning deaths
Published date 13/01/2020
Household chores have been found to be the number one cause of distraction in a study reviewing the circumstances leading up to the deaths of 447 children who drowned in Australia over a 15-year period. This equates to four in 10 (40%) cases of unintentional fatal drowning among children aged 0 to four years.
Australian Pool Lifesaving Championships 2020 kick off in Western Australia
Published date 08/01/2020
Top lifesaving athletes of all ages from around Australia are heading to Western Australia for three days of intense competition at this year’s Australian Pool Lifesaving Championships.
Congratulations ‘Dr Peden’!
Published date 19/12/2019
Research and policy at Royal Life Saving has come a long way. Over the years, many dedicated colleagues passionate about drowning and injury prevention have worked hard to ensure that all of our campaigns and advocacy work are evidence-based and supported by robust data.
Royal Life Saving urges men to ‘Make the Right Call’ this summer
Published date 18/12/2019
Inland waterways accounted for nearly 40% of all drowning deaths in Australia over the past 10 years. Of these deaths, over 80% were male, most of them occurred in the summer months (41%) and 32% involved alcohol.
National Aquatic Industry Workforce Snapshot
Published date 12/12/2019
Royal Life Saving has published a National Aquatic Industry Workforce Profile, on behalf of the National Aquatic Industry Safety Committee (NAISC), which provides an insight into the aquatic workforce around Australia.
Impressive Results for the Aussie Team at the Commonwealth Festival of Lifesaving 2019
Published date 09/12/2019
The RLSSA Team has returned to Australia following the recent Commonwealth Festival of Lifesaving held in Leeds, UK, with an impressive 46 personal bests, seven gold medals and five overall Championship awards.
Randall Cook awarded Life Member
Published date 03/12/2019
Randall Cook, Past Deputy President and Board Member of the Royal Life Saving Society – Australia, has been awarded Life Member for his commitment to the governance and community for his services on a local and national level.
What others think matters when keeping children safe around water
Published date 27/11/2019
What others think matters when it comes to how parents look after their children around swimming pools.