In a bid to ensure families know how to keep themselves and others safe, we’re encouraging schools and community groups to take advantage of the FREE downloadable water safety resources.

Fatal and devasting drowning incidents typically increase as children come into their later teens, especially in males. It is also a time for young people to look for adventure and so learning how to enjoy the water safety provides confidence, resilience and opens up more opportunities.

Our hugely popular ‘Drowning It's Up To You’ click and play resource has been designed to be engaging and easy to deliver in any setting. It can be delivered in a large assembly, in a classroom or youth group.


Download the video for yourself 

Download the accompanying lesson plan 

Class activities

In addition to the click and play resource we have created engaging learning materials to study water safety in more depth

Download our resources and our Information Booklet for educators 

Practical Water Safety

As the UK’s leading provider of water safety and drowning prevention education, RLSS UK has produced an award that sets out a national standard for water safety. Everyone should have fun and be able to enjoy the water.

RLSS UK created the Water Smart Award to establish an essential skill-based programme, that as experts we consider everyone in the UK & Ireland should achieve to ensure safety and competence around water, which ultimately supports our ambition to prevent drownings.

Click here to find out more 

SEND Resources

We have been working in partnership with the Youth Sports Trust to make water safety education accessible to everyone.  There is a range of resources tailored to delivery for SEND pupils. 

Download all of our SEND resources