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Saving lives

in the Commonwealth
since 1891

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Working together

to make drowning history

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Developing the skills

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Commonwealth Drowning Prevention

Royal Life Saving Society

Drowning is one of the biggest causes of preventable death in the world today, accounting for 372,000 fatalities every year.

The Royal Life Saving Society – Commonwealth Drowning Prevention is working to eliminate drowning in the Commonwealth. With active Member Branches in 27 Commonwealth Nations, we aim to reduce the incidence of drowning around the world by developing community-based drowning prevention strategies and lifesaving education programmes, and providing advice and education to Governments, NGOs and individuals on the development of water skills.

Water Safety and Drowning Prevention Training
Sometimes volunteers want the opportunity to travel abroad to carry out training. Properly structured this can be commendable if it leads to sustainable projects but is not without risk. We recently learned of a group of volunteers who were subject to extortion whilst on such a trip. We recommend that, for your own safety, great caution is taken in planning or implementing any similar trips and that appropriate due diligence is carried out by, for example, making enquiry of an Embassy, High Commission or local charity group. We strongly recommend that anyone wanting to be involved in such activities first engages with the local RLSS Member (details can be obtained from www.rlsscommonwealth.org) or International Life Saving Federation Member (see www.ilsf.org) from whom advice can be obtained

Recent News

Call for Officials for the 2019 RLSS Commonwealth Festival of Lifesaving

5 November 2018

Would you like to volunteer to officiate at the 2019 RLSS Commonwealth Festival of Lifesaving being held in Leeds, UK from 21st to 23rd November 2019? Share emailFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinPrintTumblr

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Dates and venue for 2019 Festival of Lifesaving announced

15 August 2018

We are pleased to announce that RLSS UK, hosts of the 2019 Festival of Lifesaving have confirmed that the event will be held from 21st to 23rd November 2019, in Leeds and this will be the second Festival in the new format. Share emailFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinPrintTumblr

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RLSS/ILS Asia Pacific Drowning Prevention Workshop

6 August 2018

Following on from the recent RLSS Development Workshops held in Africa in 2017 and the Caribbean earlier this year, in partnership with the ILS Asia Pacific Region, our member branch The Life Saving Society Malaysia (LSSM) hosted the Asia Pacific Drowning Prevention Workshop from 31st July through to 2nd August. Share emailFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinPrintTumblr

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