Class learning resuscitation


Water Smart Award

The Water Smart Award is for primary school children from year 4 to year 6. The award focuses on:

  • Water safety knowledge
  • Introduction to resuscitation principles
  • Basic reach and throw rescue techniques

It can be conducted in the classroom or playground at schools as there’s no requirement for practical work in the water. The Water Smart Award can be delivered by school teachers, teachers of swimming and water safety or Royal Life Saving instructors or examiners. A guide to delivering the Water Smart Award is available.

On successful completion of the Water Smart Award students are presented with a Water Smart certificate as recognition for their achievement.

Register your school or organisation on the Swim and Survive website to gain access to the Water Smart educational resources – click on the link and complete the form.

Water Smart Award

You will receive a username and password to use to login to the registered schools zone.

Once in the registered schools zone, select Water Smart Award on the left hand navigation for more information on the program and complete the form to register your interest for your school or organisation.

Further information on implementation is available from Royal Life Saving in your State or Territory.