For this year’s Drowning Prevention Week, we have created new and exciting materials, exclusively for parents and guardians to take charge of their families own water safety education.

Water can provide so much joy but at the same time has the potential to cause unimaginable tragedy. Spending a short time providing a sound water safety education for the whole family can make the difference for a planned day at the beach or the park resulting in everybody enjoying their day and returning home, safely.

Our free and easily accessible water safety education resources have been designed with you in mind so that from home you can engage children in all ages in simple but lifesaving content.

Please note: the resources are best downloaded on a computer

Resources for Pre-School children 

Download all Pre-School Resources

Resources for children aged 5 - 10-years

With the help of qualified teachers, we have created a free, certificated, online learning module specifically for children ages 5 – 10 years. Click here for instructions on accessing the online learning module

We have also created additional resources, mapped across the curriculum for you to use in your home-schooling.

Download our guide - Primary School Session Plans

Further supporting materials

Download all Primary Resources

We have also created a serious of worksheets for budding Rookie Lifeguards to help children to keep children focused on learning - https://www.rlss.org.uk/news/entertain-your-rookies-while-the-schools-are-closed

Resources for children ages 10-years and over

We have created something similar for children aged over 10-years. A free, online toolkit to discover the skills to enjoy the water, safely. ​
Basic water skills can be life-changing. Not only will this toolkit provide the skills and confidence to enjoy being around the water, safely, but it could also, one day help save somebody's life.

Download our free, online toolkit - https://www.rlss.org.uk/Pages/Category/lifesaver-lifechanger

In addition, we have created additional water safety that can be delivered at home.

Download all Secondary Resources

SEND children

We have been working in partnership with the Youth Sports Trust to make Drowning Prevention Week accessible to everyone.  There are a range of resources tailored to delivery for SEND pupils  https://topsportsability.co.uk/

Download all SEND Resources

Enjoy the water, safely and enjoy Drowning Prevention Week

Government advice for maintaining safe distance and protecting the public are subject to change and are different across borders. We have created a host of materials that are available to use to manage risk. Continue to follow your governments measures and only perform activities if they are safe to run.