Relive the highlights from the Australian Pool Lifesaving Championships
Published date 25/01/2019
Over 300 competitors and officials from around the country plunged into Sydney for the 2019 Australian Pool Lifesaving Championships.
Royal Life Saving Welcomes Announcement by the Labor Party
Published date 20/01/2019
Royal Life Saving welcomes today’s announcement of the Labor Party Swim Smart Policy that would provide additional funding for water safety education for all Australian school children.
492 MEN HAVE DROWNED WHILST DRUNK. DON’T LET YOUR MATES DRINK AND DROWN
Published date 17/01/2019
With temperatures set to soar across the country, Royal Life Saving Society – Australia is urging people not to mix alcohol and water activities.
Surge of lifesavers headed for Sydney
Published date 09/01/2019
Top lifesavers around the country are getting ready to compete in the annual Australian Pool Lifesaving Championships which tests competitor’s abilities in lifesaving. Each event directly simulates real situations and emergencies that lifesavers encounter.
FEDERAL MINISTER SAYS NUMBER OF HOLIDAY DROWNINGS IS UNACCEPTABLY HIGH
Published date 01/01/2019
Federal Minister for Sport Bridget McKenzie has said that the number of drownings during the peak holiday season is unacceptably high and is urging all Australians to be more vigilant when swimming in the sea, at pools and especially in rivers and creeks.
Australian Water Safety Council addresses drowning among multicultural communities
Published date 04/12/2018
Recent research by Royal Life Saving Society - Australia revealed that 27% of all drowning deaths over the past 10 years involved people who were born overseas, with 86% living in Australia at the time of death.
Rivers, creeks, and streams claim more lives each year than any other waterway
Published date 28/11/2018
Royal Life Saving research reveals that 1,087 people have died from drowning in Australian rivers, creeks and streams in the fifteen years between 1 July 2003 and 30 June 2018. A further estimated 522 people were hospitalised for a non-fatal drowning incident, many left with a permanent disability.
NEW INNOVATIVE EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAM TO TACKLE CHILD DROWNINGS IN NSW
Published date 26/11/2018
A major new online program is being launched by Royal Life Saving NSW aimed at reducing what they say is the unacceptable drowning toll of young children under 5.
Australian Lifesaving Team have their eye on gold
Published date 21/11/2018
The Australian Lifesaving Team will launch its attack to recapture the World Teams Championship in Adelaide with a Kiwi at the helm.
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.