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.
New study explores children’s swimming and water safety skills based on where they live
Published date 21/04/2020
Cultural, social, environmental (eg, rural and remote) and economic factors put children from ethnic minority communities and disadvantaged backgrounds at greater risk of drowning.
National review of drowning in lakes, dams and lagoons in Australia
Published date 17/04/2020
New Royal Life Saving research into drowning in lakes, dams and lagoons calls for a targeted approach to drowning prevention in Australian inland waterways.
Basic life support response during COVID-19
Published date 07/04/2020
Royal Life Saving has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 Pandemic through official sources, including the Australian Government Department of Health, and State/Territory Government Departments of Health, as well as seeking guidance from organisations such as the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC).
COVID-19 Pandemic, JobKeeper and impacts on the aquatic industry
Published date 03/04/2020
Royal Life Saving estimates that the Australian Government JobKeeper payment represents a $700m lifeline for many businesses and employees across aquatic facilities and swim schools.
Royal Life Saving education resources for teachers and parents during COVID-19
Published date 01/04/2020
Royal Life Saving has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 Pandemic through official sources, including the Australian Government Department of Health, and State/Territory Government Departments of Health.