Royal Life Savings Swim and Survive program ensures children all over Australia get the very best swimming and water safety education backed by over 125 years of experience in swimming and lifesaving, based on evidence-based research.
Its time to thrive with Swim and Survive
Join our pool of over 450,000 Swim and Survive kids to develop the next generation of safer, confident and competent swimmers.
Swim and Survive is a fun and dynamic swimming and water safety program that focuses on the development of swimming, personal survival, basic rescue and lifesaving skills. Swim and Survive aims to provide individuals with the required skills to lead safe and active lives in, on and around water.
No matter the level of experience, Swim and Survive is inclusive for everyone at any ability to learn these essential skills.
The comprehensive and balanced curriculum will guide learning through progressive steps, providing an opportunity to grasp the fundamental skills through to advancing to more challenging skills increasing in endurance and complexity.
Backed by 125 years of Royal Life Saving history
Well-researched and reviewed regularly to keep it up to date
Aligned to the National Swimming and Water Safety Framework
The best avenue to achieve the National Benchmarks for swimming and water safety
GST-free as it meets the criteria of personal aquatic survival skills
Above all, fun, challenging and a channel for personal achievement
We have an extensive network of Partners who provide the Swim and Survive program at their facility, through their school or at a local community venue.
The Framework supports a structured and consistent understanding of swimming and water safety education across Australia.
The Framework provides three benchmarks for children at age 6, 12 and 17 years.
Swim and Survive is the best and easiest way for children to achieve the outcomes set out in the National Swimming and Water Safety Framework.
Several schemes are available to assist with the cost of Swim and Survive lessons, including government-subsidised programs such as intensive in-term school swimming or Vacswim during school holidays. Parents and carers are advised to use these vouchers for swimming and water safety lessons.