Swimming and water safety skills for all

group of children at a swimming lesson holding rescue tubes

Teaching children personal survival skills is the most important investment the community can make to reduce drowning. In the year to June 2022 we had 247,364 participants in our swimming and water safety programs.

This achievement would not have been possible without our state-wide network of 437 local aquatic trainers, 132 endorsed swim schools, 68 Junior Lifeguard and affiliated Pool Life Saving Clubs and the involvement of 911 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 149 funded programs.


Highlights from 2021-22:

swimming and water safety participant stats 2022

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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