Drowning remains one of the leading causes of preventable death in Australian children.
In order to prevent drowning, every Australian child must have basic swimming, water safety skills and knowledge of how to be safe when they are in, on, or around the water.
The reality is that in many communities, a swimming and water safety education is simply not accessible.
The Royal Life Saving Swim and Survive Fund provides swimming and water safety courses for children experiencing social or economic disadvantage. These are often children who have had limited or no exposure to the water and vital water safety education.
Royal Life Saving utilises donations from individuals, community organisations, corporate supporters and Partner facilities to increase access to safe aquatic facilities, qualified instructors and to provide structured swimming and water safety education programs.
“The Swim and Survive Fund not only helps children to have fun while being active and making new friends, but participating in this program helps to build their confidence in the water, while learning vital swimming and water safety skills that may one day save their life” said Justin Scarr, Chief Executive Officer, Royal Life Saving Society – Australia.
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Royal Life Saving Society - Australia
Royal Life Saving Society - Australia works to prevent drowning and facilitate healthy, active lifestyles by equipping all Australians with water safety skills and knowledge.
For the past 122 years, Royal Life Saving has worked hard to harness the strengths of local communities to reduce drowning and turn everyday people into everyday community lifesavers.
As a dynamic, not-for-profit organisation our tangible areas of activity include Advocacy and awareness-raising, Education, Training, Health Promotion, Aquatic Risk Management, Community Development, Research, Lifesaving Sport, Leadership and Participation and International Partnerships.
Royal Life Saving Society – Australia is a Public Company Limited by Guarantee.
For more information, visit www.royallifesaving.com.au