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Aqua Skills 55+ 

In many emergency situations, a friend, family member or neighbour will be the first person on the scene. If this, was you, could you provide lifesaving assistance until emergency help arrives? Having the skills and confidence to respond in an emergency could mean the difference between life and death. Like with any skill, resuscitation skills can be forgotten if not practised regularly so update your CPR skills by completing a refresher course every 12 months. 

Royal Life Saving WA runs Aqua Skills 55+, a water safety and lifesaving skills initiative for people aged over 55 years. The course is structured as four-day refresher (run one day a week for four weeks). It is suitable for people of all skill levels, so whether you fear the water, are an everyday swimmer or only dip your toe in occasionally - this is for you! 

This practical program will provide you with the skills to deal with emergency situations, personal survival techniques and a thorough understanding of water safety knowledge to reduce the likelihood of drowning. It's a great way to meet new people, learn new skills and have fun! 

The program is run across Perth and is currently FREE for individuals over 55 years. Upcoming sessions are listed below. Please complete the form below for information on how to register.



Bayswater Waves

Bayswater Waves Broun Avenue and Priestley Street, Embleton

Wednesday 3rd of November 10:00am - 12pm (Dry session and Resuscitation training)

Wednesday 10th of November 10:00am - 11:30am (Wet session)

Wednesday 17th of November 10:00am - 11:30am (Wet session)

Wednesday 24th of November 10:00am - 11:30am (Wet session)


Belmont Oasis

Belmont Oasis Progress Way, Belmont

Wednesday 1st of September 10:30am - 12:30pm (Dry session and Resuscitation training)

Wednesday 8th of September 10:30am - 12:00pm (Wet session)

Wednesday 15th of September 10:30am - 12:00pm (Wet session)

Wednesday 22nd of September 10:30am - 12:00pm (Wet session)


UWA Aquatic Centre

University of Western Australia, Parkway, Crawley

Thursday 14th of October 9:00am - 11:00am (Dry session and Resuscitation training)

Thursday 21st of October 9:00am - 10:30am (Wet session)

Thursday 28th of October 9:00am - 10:30am (Wet session)

Thursday 4th of November 9:00am - 10:30am (Wet session)


Can't find the right course for you? Contact us below for more information on how to set up a course for you and your friends at a location convenient for you! 


For information on how to register please fill in this form.

Please choose from the list of venues above




Elderly woman in pool swimming towards camera


Growing up in the UK, I never really learnt to swim or knew much about water safety. AquaSkills 55+ has given me a great amount of confidence. I’ve learnt how to jump into the water, which was my biggest fear. I thought it was a good idea to be aware of the water and safety, it’s never too late to try.”

- AquaSkills 55+ Female Participant

(aged 66)

Middle aged man in swim cap and goggles at edge of pool


“I have spent my whole life swimming since I was tiny, and it is something I feel quite confident doing. I thought I knew most things, but I’ve found out I didn’t know them at all – CPR, how to use a defibrillator, how to get someone out of the bottom of the pool. AquaSkills 55+ has been really informative and I’d love to do it again.”


- AquaSkills 55+ Male Participant

(aged 72)