One in ten admit nearly drowning as UK suffers rise in inland water fatalities

The number of people who drowned in inland water has risen in the last year, prompting the UK’s drowning prevention charity to ramp up its efforts to cut down the number of tragedies that happen in the UK. Read more

Powerful footage makes for robust RLSS UK lifeguard training.

The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) is always working to ensure that the qualifications our clients deliver, not only manifest best practice and industry guidance but are also as realistic as possible, incorporating the most relevant and up-to-date information. Read more

10 things you need to know about the RLSS UK and the Pool Lifeguard Qualification

The 10 things you need to know about the RLSS UK and the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) Read more

Robert Gofton appointed CEO for the Royal Life Saving Society UK

The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) is today excited to announce the appointment of their new CEO, Robert Gofton. Read more

RLSS UK partners with Neilson Holidays

Following the success of their partnership last year, the Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) is helping the award-winning activity holiday provider, Neilson Holidays, to prepare its hotels for the coming season. Read more

RLSS UK partners with 3D Leisure

The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK), the UK’s leading water safety charity, has entered into a five-year partnership with specialist leisure facility management company 3D Leisure, to ensure safety in and around the company’s hotel pools. Read more


Trent ‘Maxi’ Maxwell landed in Dublin last weekend, as part of his 2019 visit to the UK. Read more

Department for Education and Drowning Prevention Week 2019

We are delighted to announce that the Department for Education will be encouraging primary schools across England to support the RLSS UK Drowning Prevention Week campaign. Read more

Market leaders in learn-to-swim and lifeguarding announce innovative new partnership

A new partnership between Swim England and RLSS UK will make it even easier for swimming teachers and lifeguards to access high-quality training. Read more

Loving Life with Laerdal

RLSS UK ‘partners in lifesaving’ Laerdal, recently invited Director of Commercial Operations Jo Talbot and Director of Business Services, Mike Dunn out to their headquarters in Stavanger, Norway, to see for themselves the advances in CPR technology. Read more

Guidance Statement: Ramadan and Fasting - Swimming Safety Considerations

With Ramadan starting today, we take a look at the current guidance in place for leisure sector workers and those enjoying their swim sessions, right across the country. Read more


With so many benefits associated to being an RLSS UK member, it’s hard to see why you wouldn’t want to sign up today but if you are still unsure, maybe we can tempt you with a chance to win a brand new dryrobe! Read more

Today, the latest annual drowning statistics (2018) have been released.

Today, the latest annual drowning statistics (2018) are released from the Water Incident Database (WAID)* and the National Water Safety Forum (owner of the database) is reporting ‘cautious optimism’ as the trend towards a reduction of deaths in water, continues. Read more

RLSS UK Open Water Festival

Saturday 25 May sees our Open Water Festival take place at a brand new venue for 2019 - Sywell Country Park in Ecton, Northamptonshire. Read more

2019 GBR Squad Selection and Criteria

GBR Lifesaving Steering Group are pleased to launch the criteria for athletes hoping to gain selection... Read more

Report Damaged Public Rescue Equipment to us

Using the iconic image of a perry buoy life ring, as featured in our logo and also doubling as our mascot Perry Buoy - the ‘Keep ‘em peeled for Perry’ project encourages members of the public to be on the look-out for lifesaving equipment when they’re out and about. Read more

IQL UK’s new National Pool Supervisor Qualification is endorsed by CIMSPA

IQL UK, awarding body of the Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS UK) – the Drowning Prevention Charity, is delighted to announce that CIMSPA (the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity) have formally endorsed their new National Pool Supervisor Qualification (NPSQ). Read more

Easter Endgame superhero challenge!

To tie in with the launch of Marvel’s new  ‘Avengers Endgame’ film we are calling all kids to take part in our competition to draw a water safety superhero! Read more

FREE VIP TICKETS - World Humanitarian Forum. 17-18 April, ExCel London.

Next week, 17-18 April, London’s ExCel venue plays host to the World Humanitarian Forum. Read more

New RLSS UK Pool to Pond award allows operators to tap into open water swimming trend

The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) has launched a new award to help operators cater for the growing demand for open water swimming. Read more

Do your lifeguards have what it takes to be crowned champion of the ultimate lifeguarding competition?

Why not take part in IQL UK’s 2019 Lifeguard Triathlon this year and find out! It’s a fantastic opportunity to see how your lifeguards compare with others across the UK and Ireland. Combining theory, practical skills and speed, the competition tests the abilities of your lifeguards to the full. Read more

RLSS UK secures three-year partnership with Wigan Leisure & Culture Trust

RLSS UK has secured a new long-term partnership agreement with Wigan Leisure & Culture Trust, which operates health and fitness facilities under the Inspiring Healthy Lifestyles brand. Read more

GBR Lifesaving Steering Group are pleased to announce the appointment of the new Management Team

The GBR Lifesaving Steering Group are pleased to announce the appointment of the new Management Team, who will be looking after our representative Teams attending the 2019 European Lifesaving Championships and then Rescue 2020. Read more

Women & Leadership International (WLI) announce funding of up to £1,000 for emergency services sector women now available

RLSS UK are delighted to support WLI as they announce their administration of a national initiative. Read more