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Spreading water safety messaging in a school environment is vital if we want to make an impact on our youth. Royal Life Saving WA participates in several school events throughout the year, as well as providing FREE water safety presentations for Year 10-11s as well as Year 12 Leavers-specific talks.

Be A Mermate (Water Safety) Presentations:

Our Be A Mermate presentation delivers water safety information to students. The talk provides young people with the tools to keep themselves and their mates safe when around water.

Our talk promotes five key messages to ensure the safety of all young people.

They include:

  1. Spot Before you Swim                                                                                                                      
  2. Don't Know? Don't Dive
  3. Don't Swig and Swim                                                                                                   
  4. Float with Friends
  5. OMG's= 000 and CPR

Year 12 Leavers Specific Presentations:

Our Year 12 Leavers specific talks include information on the below areas:

  1. Safer drinking practices – ways to reduce the risk of alcohol-related harm
  2. What to do in an emergency situation
  3. Key support services – who can help you during Leavers week
  4. What to expect at Leavers
  5. Leavers and the Law
  6. Alcohol and water safety information – a condensed version of our Be A Mermate presentation

The Leavers specific talks provide valuable information to students that can be used at Leavers but can also be applied to situations they may experience once leaving school.

Events & Expos:

Representatives from Royal Life Saving WA are available to attend High School Expos promoting the Youth Water Safety messaging.

When attending expos, we provide:

  • Interactive games educating young people about ways to stay safe around water
  • Educational resources and giveaways
  • Staff to answer any questions young people may have about water safety

Be A Mermate Online Learning:

If your school does not have the capacity for a presentation, we have developed an online learning package that can be distributed to students electronically to ensure students are receiving water safety information. The online learning package includes the same information as our Be A Mermate talks.


The Youth Water Safety Program has a number of resources to promote the dangers of alcohol consumption around water. These are available to schools, universities, sport clubs, community and government organisations, and any other group working with youth and alcohol awareness.

Resources can be used as giveaways or at events to promote water safety messaging.


If you would like to book a presentation, request a copy of our workbook, or have representatives attend your next event, please complete the form below and we will get in touch:

Three school students practicing CPR on a resuscitation manikin

Learn CPR and first aid in your classroom

We have a variety of training programs for the classroom and the swimming pool. First aid and CPR are skills that all students can learn.

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