Water Safety Education in Blackpool

Blackpool Beach Patrol Service increase awareness and educate the local community about drowning prevention and water safety education. Read more

Importance of Lifeguards and Water Safety

James has been a lifeguard for 3 years and spoke to us about the importance of his job. Read more

Rookie Lifeguard receives Good Morning Britain Award

Heather crowned winner of Good Morning Britain’s 1 Million Minutes Young Loneliness Hero Award. Read more

RLSS UK sees name in award-winning author’s book

RLSS UK has seen its name published in a new book written by award-winning author S.J.Bennett. Read more

Izzy celebrates achieving her gold medallion at 12 years old

Izzy would highly recommend the lifesaving training and awards to others: “You get to have loads of fun in the water, whilst learning essential lifesaving skills”. Read more

WRET training at Runswick Bay to support Don’t Drink and Drown

The water rescue equipment training (WRET) targeted those who are located near places where there is a potential drowning risk. The training formed part of the RLSS UK’s national campaign – Don’t Drink and Drown. Read more

WRET training delivered at Tattershall Lakes for Don't Drink and Drown

As part of RLSS UK’s Don’t Drink and Drown campaign water rescue equipment training (WRET) was delivered at Tattershall Lakes on behalf of UK Water Parks. Read more

Manchester’s bars and nightclubs receive training for Don’t Drink and Drown

Charlie Pope, 19, drowned in Manchester in 2018 after going missing during a night out with friends. Read more

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service spread Don’t Drink and Drown message

Serving Firefighter and Crew Manager Dave Irwin tragically lost his son, Ross, in December 2016 aged just 22 years old after he had been on a Christmas night out with friends. Read more

Swimming pool water inactivates Covid-19 virus in 30 seconds, according to new study

Findings follow research by virologists at Imperial College London, led by Professor Wendy Barclay Read more

Black Friday 2021

This Black Friday, we have decided to run things slightly differently. If you purchase any product from the RLSS UK Shop between Friday 26 November and Monday 29 November 2021, you will be entered into a prize draw to win some great prizes from our Water Safety Partners. Read more

RLSS UK Open Water Festival 2021 Roundup

FORMER Olympic and Commonwealth Games medallist Sharron Davies, MBE, made a splash as part of the Royal Life Saving Society UK’s Open Water Swimming Festival Read more

New award for Swimming Teachers and Swim Schools

We are thrilled to launch a new training course and award aimed at swim school owners or those working within a swim school with responsibilities for health and safety. Read more

Key information - Coronavirus (COVID–19) - Updates

A coronavirus is a type of virus. As a group, coronaviruses are common across the world. RLSS UK TAs and Instructors are advised to follow current guidance issued by RLSS UK, the government and the NHS to manage the risk of coronavirus (COVID-19). Read more

Drowning Prevention Week: we have our dryrobe prize winners!

Drowning Prevention Week - dryrobe prize winners! Read more

The Pride of Britain Awards are back for 2021!

The Royal Life Saving Society UK are delighted to be supporting this year’s Pride of Britain Awards, sponsored by the Daily Mirror, and they’re on the look-out for the nation’s unsung heroes. Read more


In March 2021, the Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK), became an approved Kickstart employer. Since then, five staff have been successfully recruited to the organisation, supporting the existing team and providing valuable work experience. Read more

National lifesaving charity RLSS UK, warns there could be a steep increase in accidental drownings this summer.

A rise in drowning figures has prompted the Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) to encourage parents to teach their children how to stay safe and enjoy water safely this summer, as part of its national Drowning Prevention Week campaign, 19-26 June 2021. Read more

Funded training made available to access the knowledge and skills for critical leisure industry roles.

The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) are delighted to announce that they have been selected as a partner provider, for the Active Apprentice Sector Skills Academies for Sport project, launched this week, in collaboration with Vision West Nottinghamshire College. Read more

The Queen shares memories of achieving her own life saving award during video call with the Royal Life Saving Society

Her Majesty The Queen, Patron, has shared memories of achieving her own lifesaving qualification as a young girl during a video call with the Royal Life Saving Society. Read more