Royal Life Saving Society New Zealand

Royal Life Saving has been serving New Zealand for over 90 years and is the leading water safety, swimming and lifesaving education organisation in New Zealand.

Royal Life Saving is dedicated to turning everyday people into everyday community lifesavers.

We achieve this through:

  • education
  • training
  • health promotion
  • aquatic risk management
  • community development
  • sport and participation
  • international networks

Lifesavers are everywhere in the community. They can be teachers, students, mums, dads, firemen, plumbers or accountants. They patrol the houses, streets, workplaces and parks of the communities in which they live. They don’t always wear a uniform but they can and do save lives.

Our programs are available to all and are well researched. They start at the level of introducing children to water teaching Swim and Survive Skills and move through the levels of ability culminating in Diploma which is the highest award presented by the Royal Life Saving Society, New Zealand and, as such, reflects the standards, aims and objectives of the Society. The Bronze Medallion is a world wide recognised award, and is valuable asset for those venturing to work overseas in any aquatic environment.