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Saving lives

in the Commonwealth
since 1891

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Working together

to make drowning history

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Developing the skills

to keep people safe

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Commonwealth Drowning Prevention

Royal Life Saving Society

Drowning is one of the biggest causes of preventable death in the world today, accounting for 372,000 fatalities every year.

The Royal Life Saving Society – Commonwealth Drowning Prevention is working to eliminate drowning in the Commonwealth. With active Member Branches in 27 Commonwealth Nations, we aim to reduce the incidence of drowning around the world by developing community-based drowning prevention strategies and lifesaving education programmes, and providing advice and education to Governments, NGOs and individuals on the development of water skills.

Recent News

A message from our Patron, HM The Queen

7 February 2016

The official date of our 125th Anniversary is today, February 7th 2016. We are delighted to have received this message of support from our Patron, Her Majesty The Queen.

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Registration Open for RLSS 125th Anniversary Conference

17 January 2016

We are delighted to announce that registration is now open to attend the RLSS 125th Anniversary Conference and celebratory events in London week commencing 15th February 2016. The week comprises of Conference sessions, business meetings and social events.  There will also be a history tour on a classic Routemaster bus which will take in important sites […]

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125th Anniversary Conference – Call for Presenters

14 January 2016

The Royal Life Saving Society will be hosting a 125th Anniversary Conference on Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th February 2016 at the Radisson Blu Grafton Hotel, London. This is a call for anyone wishing to share thought provoking presentations on drowning prevention and if appropriate highlighting issues relevant to their own nation.

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