Preventing drowning is the foundation of Royal Life Saving. While it’s impossible to precisely calculate how many people Royal Life Saving Society WA has saved, we do know that if the drowning rate had remained what it was when we first began in 1909 hundreds of Western Australians would have drowned last year. In reality it was a small fraction of that, with 39 people losing their life to drowning in WA during the 2014-15 financial year; but even one person is still too many.
The ethos of Royal Life Saving Society WA is to look continually for ways to improve. In recent years we’ve grown to provide a diverse range of services across the fields of training, safety, health promotion, member support, workforce solutions and related support services. Even with this growth we have retained our roots as a member-based, community-focused, not-for-profit organisation.
To prevent loss of life and promote safe participation in aquatic pursuits.
A Western Australian community that values and encourages enjoyable, safe and healthy participation in the aquatic environment.