The Royal Life Saving Society UK believes that every child should have the opportunity to learn how to enjoy water safely.

Water Safety Education forms a crucial part of the physical, social, and especially health-related impact on a young person. Whilst a large number of children across the UK and Ireland do have access to both non-statutory and statutory swimming provision, many do not. And we would argue that even those children accessing swimming provision would still benefit from reinforcing practical swimming and water safety with fun and engaging, school-based water safety sessions.

We have worked hard with experts and our members to create a range of education materials catered to differing environments.

We are here to enhance communities, so everyone can enjoy being in, on, or near water safely – because we believe that every life is worth saving. It is our pleasure to encourage you to use our range of resources.


Resources for 5-7-years

RLSS UK's Free, Certificated, Digital Water Safety Lesson

We have created a free, online learning lesson to help parents and teachers start a child’s water safety journey.

Take a look at a short clip of the lesson:

Click here to start your lesson


Primary School Presentation

Our most popular school resource is adaptable to both the assembly and class setting.

You can download the Primary School Presentation and supporting materials here


Water Safety PE (Classroom) Activity Cards 

Physical activities that aid the teaching of water safety in the classroom environment

You can download the Water Safety PE (Classroom) Activity Cards here


Water Safety PE Activity Cards and Session Plans 

Physical activities that aid the teaching of water safety in the pool environment

You can download the Water Safety PE Activity Cards and Session Plans here


Water Safety Across the Curriculum

A variety of activities used to teach water safety as a theme across the curriculum.

You can download the cross-curricular resource and supporting materials here 


SEND children

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 SEND Resources