Royal Life Saving Society UK issue safety advice as winter weather continues

With reports over the weekend of emergency services called to assist in two pet rescues, the Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) have urged the public to take extra care of themselves and their pets, when out and about in the wintery weather.Read more

Become an RLSS UK Youth Ambassador

The RLSS UK Youth Ambassador is an exciting new role which will see successful applicants form part of the Society’s first ever Youth Board.Read more

Michael Rosen’s letter in The Guardian

We read Michael Rosen’s letter in The Guardian this morning, with interest and were keen to share our viewpoint on his concerns:Read more

Ben Stevens has been appointed England manager for the upcoming Commonwealth Festival of Lifesaving.

The Royal Life Saving Society UK is Delighted to confirm Ben Stevens as England manager for the upcoming Commonwealth Festival of Lifesaving.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

Start your career on the beach as an RNLI lifeguard!

As we daydream of warmer weather and sunny days, the RNLI are already on the look-out for this season’s lifeguard team. The RNLI is in search of new recruits to spend the summer working on some of the UK’s most popular beaches, with applications now open for 2019’s beach lifeguards.Read more

Managing Safety at Inland Waters

As the UK’s Drowning Prevention Charity, we welcome the release of RoSPA’s report ‘Managing Safety at Inland Waters ’.Read more

How technology is enhancing water safety

We’re delighted to read two stories this week, about how technology is enhancing water safety and being used to prevent drowning...Read more

Operation Florian – water safety in action

Named after the patron saint of firefighters, Operation Florian aims to provide altruistic, humanitarian services to oversees emergency services who do not benefit from the support, reserves, training and experience of other countries.Read more


The Royal Life Saving Society UK today welcomed the announcement from the Department for Education, to introduce lifesaving skills into schools from 2020.Read more

Rick Tazzini takes over from Di Steer as RLSS UK interim Chief Executive

Rick Tazzini takes over from Di Steer as our interim Chief Executive on 1 January 2019 until our new permanent Chief Executive takes up the role. Rick joined RLSS UK in July 2018 as interim Finance Director to help support the organisation’s financial governance and commercial work.Read more

Senior appointments strengthen and refresh Royal Life Saving Society UK

The Drowning Prevention Charity announce a new Chair, two new Trustees and confirm their new Director of IQL UK.Read more

17-24 years old and just qualified as a lifeguard? Then the BBC are looking to speak to you for their new series of BBC Bitesize.

Could you share your journey and experiences to help other young people make career choices of their own?Read more

Lifesaving World Championships in Adelaide, Australia

From 16 November to the 2 December, the lifesaving community descended on Adelaide, Australia, for the Lifesaving World Championships (LWC).Read more

Be a lifeguard in America this summer with Camp Leaders.

Working at a summer camp in America is possibly the greatest job on Earth. You’ll spend 9 weeks working with children in unbelievable locations, spending your days on the lake and having the time of your life, all while earning spending money for your travels.Read more

RLSS UK’s Graham Wilson talks all things Don't Drink and Drown to ITV

RLSS UK’s Graham Wilson talks all things Don't Drink and Drown to ITV.Read more

Families rally to support Don’t Drink and Drown Campaign after stats reveal 41% rise in alcohol related deaths.

Families who have lost loved ones to alcohol related drownings have pledged their support to a national campaign which warns people to act responsibly near water during their night out, after stats showed a staggering 41.5% rise in alcohol related drownings over the last year.Read more

Zara Williams has just become World Champion in the rescue medley

Zara Williams has just become World Champion in the rescue medley.Read more

Black Friday Deals - Coming soon!

With only one week to go until 23 November, we are gearing up for our first ever Black Friday online event.Read more

Be safe and be seen with Swim Secure

The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) is excited to announce that the UK’s leading supplier of open water dry-bag and tow-floats, Swim Secure, has become a new water safety partner.Read more

Launched and live: the new-look RLSS UK website has arrived!

Since the start of August, the Marketing and Communications Team have been hard at work building a brand new website for the society.Read more

Jo Talbot Appointed Interim Director of IQL UK

The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK), the UK’s leading water safety charity, has appointed Jo Talbot as Interim Director of its awarding body, IQL UK.Read more

Lifesavers recognised with special awards

Three incredible Hull Culture and Leisure (HCAL) lifeguards and staff at Albert Avenue Pools, whose quick-thinking and actions saved the life of an 81-year-old swimmer, are being presented with special awards at the Guildhall today (Tuesday 16 October).Read more

RLSS UK Honours 2018

At the magnificent Worcester Cathedral, on Saturday 13th October, RLSS UK hosted the UK’s Honours ceremony, where many of RLSS UK’s thousands of volunteers were recognised for the outstanding contribution they make to help to keep people safe in, on and near water.Read more