What is Lifesaving
Lifesaving is the act involving rescue, resuscitation and first aid.
It often refers to water safety and aquatic rescue, and also includes flood and river rescue, swimming pool rescue, ice rescue and other emergency medical services.
Lifesaving is also a worldwide sport where lifesavers compete across a variety of skills, speed and team work. Lifesaving activities based at or near a coastal or sea environment are called surf lifesaving or coastal lifesaving.
The Royal Life Saving Society UK is a registered charity with a vision 'To safeguard lives in, on and near water'.
We are the governing body and leading provider of training and education in lifesaving, lifeguarding, water safety and life support skills in the UK.
Our mission is 'To inform and educate everyone in water safety and resuscitation and to increase progressively the number of people trained in water rescue.'
The National Lifesaving Awards
The National Lifesaving Awards contain a number of award programmes which teach a variety of dry and aquatic lifesaving skills ranging from life support (CPR) to aquatic survival and rescue skills.
National Lifesaving Awards Programmes: