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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 360,000 fatalities every year.

The Royal Life Saving Society – Commonwealth Drowning Prevention is working to eliminate drowning in the Commonwealth. With active Member Branches in 30 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.

The Royal Life Saving Society will facilitate drowning prevention, lifesaving and lifesaving sport activity under the brand of The Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS).  The RLSS will also foster and facilitate exchanges and sharing between RLSS Members and Companion Organisations.

Recent News

New collaboration for RLSS Cameroon

27 April 2022

RLSS Cameroon have recently collaborated with Kribi Urban Council to become their technical partner and official provider of water safety education, drowning prevention and lifesaving training in the area. The partnership will also be working towards providing a lifeguard service on Kribi beaches. Our congratulations go to RLSS Cameroon on reaching this important milestone in […]


2022 King Edward VII Cup

28 March 2022

It is with great pleasure that we would like to announce that the 2022 recipient of the King Edward VII Cup is Mr Norman Farmer AM ESM from Australia. Although a junior member of the Mentone Life Saving Club when his parents were involved, Norm’s keen interest in lifesaving started in his late-teens when he […]


RLSS Youth Trustee – call for nominations

14 January 2022

The Royal Life Saving Society are seeking to appoint a Youth Trustee.  The term of our current Board ends in May 2022 and we are looking to recruit a Youth Trustee to our Board from June 2022, for a two-year period.  Full details on the position can be found in the Youth Trustee Position Outline.  If […]