Special Needs Participation


Sport and recreation make an important contribution to the health and wellbeing of all people, particularly those with disabilities. However, due to physical and attitudinal barriers, people with disabilities often face challenges when trying to make these activities a part of their everyday life.

The Royal Life Saving Society WA is committed to providing innovative and targeted programs to support these individuals and families, by breaking down the barriers to their participation, with the aim of providing all West Australians with an opportunity to learn essential Swim and Survive skills.  

Supported by the Swim and Survive Fund, Royal Life Saving Society WA was able to run Specialised Access and Inclusion Lessons (SAIL) at Kwinana Recquatic and at the new  Armadale Fitness and Aquatic Centre in term 1 2020, targeting 80 children who may not have easy access to swimming and water safety lessons. For more information, click here.

Royal Life Saving Society WA has previously partnered with the Autism Association of Western Australia to fund children with Autism in learning Swim and Survive. And,thanks to the WA Swim and Survive Fund, these children are now able to continue  to learn vital swim and survive skills. 

If you require financial support to fund a child with special needs, please visit the WA Swim and Survive Fund page by clicking here.

Due to COVID-19, program enrolments have been postponed until further notice. 

If you have any queries please email accessandequity@royallifesavigwa.com.au or contact Achol Madong on (08) 9383 8200


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A Lot More Than Just a Swimming Lesson...

A thank you letter to a wonderful Swim and Survive teacher, working hard to enable participation for all swim students.

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