Swimming and water safety skills for all

Teaching children personal survival skills is the most important investment the community can make to reduce drowning. In the year to June 2021 we had 236,654 participants in our swimming and water safety programs.

This achievement would not have been possible without our state-wide network of 430 local aquatic trainers, 130 endorsed swim schools, 47 Junior Lifeguard and affiliated Pool Life Saving Clubs and the involvement of 935 schools.

The challenge we face is to ensure every new generation acquires water safety skills and that no one misses out. Currently sectors of our community from diverse cultural backgrounds, disadvantaged circumstances and regional areas do not have the opportunity and we have acted by delivering a total of 159 funded programs, a 27% increase on the previous year.

 

Highlights from 2020-21:

swimming skills for all 2021 highlights

Three Muslim girls in the pool wearing traditional clothing

Lynwood Children Take the Plunge

Royal Life Saving WA regularly partners with the Intensive English centre at Lynwood Senior High School to teach children vital water safety skills.

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A mum with her baby enjoying lessons at Belmont Oasis

Cystic Fibrosis Partnership

Royal Life Saving WA is partnering with local organisations to ensure those with special needs learn vital swimming and water safety skills.

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