Royal Lifesaving Society Western Australia
Dianella Secondary College and RLSSWA is a highly valued partnership which benefits not only our school community but also the wider community through targeted swimming programs, including community members from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD) backgrounds.
One of the key aims of the Royal Life Saving Society WA is to increase access to swimming and water safety education for all Western Australians. However there are some groups which, for various reasons, have lower rates of participation and require innovative and targeted programs to support them and break down the barriers to participation.
A key objective of Royal Life Saving is to introduce the Swim and Survive program to CaLD groups in Western Australia. Research has found that within these groups, awareness of the importance of swimming and lifesaving skills is significantly less than the rest of the population.
The Dianella Secondary College 5 week Swim and Survive Program is funded by the WA Swim and Survive Fund. The Royal Life Saving Society WA is committed to reducing the number of drownings in the West Australian community. The primary aim of this partnership is to prevent drowning from occurring through education to assist all Western Australians in understanding how to keep themselves and their families safe around water.