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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

to keep people safe

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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.

Recent News

Happy 90th birthday to our Patron, HM The Queen

21 April 2016

Today, April 21st 2016, is the 90th birthday of our Patron, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

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Our 125th Anniversary features in Commonwealth Voices magazine

7 April 2016

April’s edition of Commonwealth Voices, the magazine of the Royal Commonwealth Society, features an extended article about RLSS penned by our Deputy Commonwealth President Clive Holland.

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Commonwealth welcomes new Secretary-General

4 April 2016

We were honoured to be at Marlborough House, home of the Commonwealth Secretariat today to welcome the new Secretary-General, Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC on her first day in office.

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