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

Beyond Swim launched to bring the open water swimming community together

The brand-new initiative, Beyond Swim, is designed to offer something for every member of the open water swimming community by providing safe, enjoyable and consistent experiences, regardless of ability. Read more

Wells Lifesaving Club post COVID recovery

We have really enjoyed hearing that people are loving being back in swimming pools and enjoying water safely, but changes have had to be made, and challenges overcome. We spoke to Wells Lifesaving Club about their experience post-COVID to get an insight into what challenges they have encountered, how they overcame them and members thoughts on being back. Read more

The Operation Ouch! Awards are back and need your nominations.

About to start filming for the tenth series of CBBC’s multi-BAFTA award-winning programme ‘Operation Ouch!’, the Operation Ouch Awards are back and Dr Chris, Dr Xand and Dr Ronx want to know your real life stories. Read more

South Shields Volunteer Lifeguard Club Post covid recovery

As swimming pools are reopening and Lifesaving Clubs are recommencing their activities, we spoke to one Club, South Shields Volunteer Lifeguard Club to get an insight into how they have approached the post-COVID return and the challenges they have faced. Below what they did and words of advice for others embarking on reopening. Read more

Lifesaving Championships, Valencia, Spain 2021

The GBR Lifesaving “One Team” is selected from the membership of Royal Life Saving Society UK, Surf Lifesaving Great Britain and Surf Life Saving Association of Wales to attend both European and World championships. Read more

The Royal Life Saving Society UK announce Zone3 as a new water safety partner

We are delighted to announce that Zone3, developers of the world’s highest-rated open water swimming products, are a new water safety partner. Read more

We’re giving young people a Kickstart!

The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) is delighted to announce that it is now ‘an approved Kickstart employer’, and is excited to be playing its part in helping boost the careers of young people across the region by supporting the UK Government’s Kickstart scheme. Read more

Enjoy Open Water Safely

Swim England has joined forces with the Royal Life Saving Society UK and British Triathlon to stress the importance of being outdoor swimming savvy in a bid to prevent ‘avoidable tragedies’. Read more