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Swim & Survive

Is your school registered for the Swim and Survive program? Did you know the Swim and Survive program is essentially free of charge?

We provide partners free lesson plans, certificates and support to deliver the swim and survive program. Your school can register to deliver the swim and survive program here. You can also get free resources here.

Swim and Survive FREE workshops

We are planning a number of free workshop throughout the state with our first one in Gympie on Saturday 3 March 2018. You can register for the workshop or express interest in future workshops here.

Have more questions, why not contact us.

The Swim and Survive Program is proudly supported by the Queensland State Government

Drowning in Queensland

During the 2016/2017 year, 73 people drowned in Queensland waterways. The breakdown of these drownings are show in the graph below.

The 2016/17 result is an increase of 5 death (7%) on the ten year average of 68 deaths. Of the people that drowned, 68% were male.

  • 13 drownings occurred in the agre group under 5 years (about half of these were in backyard pools)
  • 3 drownings occurred in the age group 5 to 9 years
  • No drownings occurred the age group 10 to 17 years
  • 6 drownings occurred in the age group 18 to 25 years
  • 19 drownings occurred in the age group 25 to 45 years
  • 32 drowning occurred in the agre groups 45 years and over

How can you help reduce drowning?

  • In the under 10 years age group:
    • Constant active adult supervision. In almost all drownings in this age group, active adult supervision had lapsed or was entirely lacking
    • Fence the pool and any waterway around children
    • Teach kids water safety and how to swim & survive

    Swimming and survival lessons are an important part of the strategy to prevent drowning, but not the single solution. Royal Life Saving has a fantastic Swim & Survive program (also called Love-2-Swim) which is provided free of charge to registered providers in Queensland. More information can be obtained at this link here

  • In the over 14 years age group, teach kids and adults how to swim, survive and rescue. We recommend a Bronze Medallion Course which teaches swimming, waters safety and general rescue skills. You can enquire or enrol in a Bronze Medallion course now, click here to enquire.
National Drowning Report 2017
National Drowning Report 2017, Queensland Extract




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Pool Plant Operator Course

Pool Plant Operator courses $540
Thursday 19/4/2018 & Friday 20/4/2018
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Course Brochure.

RLSS Club Carnival

The Royal Life Saving Club Carnival is being held on Sunday 15 April 2018 in Caloundra. Download a brochure and registration form from the below links:
Carnival Conditions
Adult registration Form
Youth Registration Form

Primary and Secondary School Life Saving Championships

The Royal Life Saving Primary and Secondary School Championships are being held on Sunday 29 April 2018 at Somerville House. Download a brochure and registration form from the below links:
Secondary School Entry Form (8.45am to 12pm)
Primary School Entry Form (1pm to 3.30pm)


We are now holding public courses at Burpengary. Click here to find out course dates and more information.


We are seeking members of the community to help us improve our organisation. We have a number of volunteer roles that lead and drive various aspects of our organisation and we are wanting to call for nominations from suitably experienced people for those roles.
  • Club Liaison Officer
  • State Sport Coordinator
  • State Team Manager
  • State Team Coach
click here to Nomination. Nominations close 9 March 2018.


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