Royal Life Saving encourages parents and carers to Keep Watch
Published date 27/03/2020
Our daily life is changing. More parents and children are at home to prevent the spread of COVID-19, which means an increased risk of child drowning.
COVID-19 Pandemic and Swimming Pool Closures
Published date 25/03/2020
Disclaimers:This position is current as at 11am (AEST) on 25 March 2020Our position must be considered against our remit as a national peak body, with a key focus on reducing drowning and promoting safe aquatic participation
Children and adolescents with autism three times more likely to drown
Published date 19/03/2020
Royal Life Saving research shows that children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are three times more likely to drown than children without ASD.
COVID-19 Pandemic and its impact on aquatics
Published date 18/03/2020
Disclaimers:This position is current as at 4pm (AEST) on 18 March 2020.Our position must be considered against our remit as a national peak body, with a key focus on reducing drowning and promoting safe aquatic participation.
Drowning deaths down in an Australian summer of extremes
Published date 18/03/2020
Sixty-six people lost their lives to drowning between 1st December 2019 and 29th February 2020 in Australia based on media monitoring carried out by Royal Life Saving Society – Australia.
Royal Life Saving and Move It AUS gets new migrants active with learn to swim and water safety lessons
Published date 02/03/2020
Twenty-six newly arrived students from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds have been undertaking a one-week swimming and water safety program in Hobart, Tasmania, to develop practical skills and knowledge on how to stay safe in, on and around water, thanks to Royal Life Saving’s Move It AUS program.
A Day at the Lake hosted by Royal Life Saving ACT
Published date 06/02/2020
Royal Life Saving ACT is holding 'A Day at the Lake', a free family event at Lake Burley Griffin in Canberra on Sunday 16th February 2020 to promote water safety and educate people about how to stay safe while visiting local waterways and aquatic facilities.
Cultural and social factors affecting drowning risk
Published date 04/02/2020
A person’s cultural background can affect their risk of drowning. That is, behaviours, beliefs and previous life experiences and influences all have a bearing on someone’s attitude and approach to water and the risks it may present as well as the importance they assign to learning how to swim.
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.