SWIMMING AND WATER SAFETY EVENTS
Royal Life Saving has been committed to swimming and water safety education since it was formed in Australia in 1894. We are not alone, with so many organisations, government agencies and community members contributing their effort and energy to ensuring children have the skills to safely enjoy our amazing waterways.
As part of our work towards making our nation free from drowning, Royal Life Saving Society – Australia have convened two National Swimming and Water Safety Education Symposiums with
48 attendees from across the industry, including representatives of State and Territory Governments programs, National Organisations, major providers and members of the research community
The first National Swimming and Water Safety Education Symposium resulted in a set of statements and complementary actions aimed at building a national approach to increasing swimming and water safety education for all Australian children. These statements are:
Strengthen school and vacation swimming and water safety programs in the community;
Revise the National Swimming and Water Safety Framework;
Set and report progress against a National Benchmark;
Devise strategies to increase access and participation for those ‘at risk’;
Improve availability and access to aquatic facilities;
Increase the swimming and lifesaving skills of Secondary School students.
Royal Life Saving Society – Australia hosted the second National Swimming and Water Safety Education Symposium in Sydney on the 9-10 May 2018.