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Drowning Prevention Week is the national campaign from the Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) which takes place every June.

Find out how you can get involved in our national campaign and help prevent drowning here.

One person drowns every 20 hours in the UK and hundreds more suffer life changing injuries through near drowning.

By spreading water safety advice far and wide, Drowning Prevention Week aims to teach people how to stay safe near water.

The campaign encourages schools, clubs, leisure centres and communities to promote water safety through events, lessons, games and activities in a bid to make people more aware of the dangers of water.


Drowning Prevention Week aims to raise money for the RLSS UK’s wider drowning prevention programmes.

If you’d like to find out how to raise money for Drowning Prevention Week please click the links below.

Fundraising Guide

A – Z of Fundraising Ideas

Supporter’s Pack

Click here for your Drowning Prevention Week supporter’s pack and social media graphics!

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Drowning Prevention Week is supported by Laerdal.