No child should miss out on learning how to swim.

Drowning remains one of the leading causes of preventable death in Australian children.

Australia is known for its beautiful waterways, and swimming is part of the Aussie culture. However, many children across Australia don’t get the opportunity to learn how to swim.

Royal Life Saving research has identified that community groups who are most likely to miss out on formal swimming and water safety education are those who are indigenous, from a culturally or linguistically diverse background, from a low socio-economic community, live in a regional or remote area, have newly arrived in Australia, or are living with a disability.

The Royal Life Saving Swim and Survive Fund provides swimming and water safety courses for children who have had limited or no exposure to the water and vital water safety education.

Since its inception, 7,942 children and teens have received swimming and water safety lessons through the Swim and Survive Fund, but there are many more who need your help. Your donation can provide children with vital swimming and water safety skills that could one day save their life. A priceless gift. 

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“We come from a background where I don’t know how to swim and have always been scared of the water, so if my children want to go swimming I get scared as I can’t save them if they get into trouble. It means a lot that my children are learning to swim in the water. Now that my children are learning swimming I feel more confident and not as scared. I don’t feel comfortable to teach them by myself as I can’t swim and can’t afford normal lessons so am very happy with the program.’’ - Father of participant at Mirabooka Swim and Survive Program, WA

Royal Life Saving Society - Australia
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