Royal Life Saving Society Malta
The Royal Life Saving Society, Malta Branch, founded in 1924, is a Member of the Royal Life Saving Society. It is enrolled with the Commissioner of Voluntary Organisations, a government entity and is a totally voluntary organisation. The Branch holds courses throughout the year but mostly during the summer months, as practically all work in the water is carried out in the open sea. The regular venue for training is at St Julian’s Bay. The Branch is a teaching institution and trains members of organisations and interested individuals in:
- First Aid, mostly related to water incidents
- Lifesaving techniques
Its award scheme is divided into “Lower” and “Higher” awards. The “Lower Awards” are intended to reach everyone, even weak swimmers and can act as preparation for the “Higher Awards”. The “Higher Awards” are also graded, have minimum age requirements and various pre-requisites.
The Branch aims for high standards in both its teaching and assessments.