Drowning Prevention is one of the key roles of Singapore Life Saving Society. SLSS aims to reduce the cases of drowning in Singapore through promoting water safety measures and teaching lifesaving skills.
As a member of the International Life Saving Federation (ILSF), SLSS participates in the biennial conference that brings together its member organisations and the world’s leading researchers, practitioners and policy makers to present and discuss the latest research and thinking in drowning prevention, lifesaving, rescue, water safety, lifesaving sport and related fields at the World Conference on Drowning Prevention (WCDP). Various other conferences of interest to the ILS community are listed on the Conferences Calendar.
World Drowning Prevention Day
The United Nations (UN) General Assembly adopted a historic resolution on global drowning prevention on 28 April 2021. The resolution recognises the scale and impact of drowning prevention globally, and calls for coordinated multisectoral action to prevent drowning, a leading cause of injury-related death and disability worldwide.
A key element of the resolution is that it establishes a new UN-recognised World Drowning Prevention Day. All stakeholders, including governments, non- governmental organisations and their partners, are invited and encouraged to contribute to, and engage in, this global day of activity.
The first ever World Drowning Prevention Day (WDPD) will be celebrated on 25 July 2021 with activity being co-ordinated by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Water Safety Tips
It is advisable to swim at pools with lifeguard on duty. Ensure you know the depth of the pool and choose based on your ability
Check the water conditions before entering. Choose beaches patrolled by lifesavers and swim within the flagged area. It is advisable to swim with a friend.Read and follow instructions on safety signs. Never swim after consuming alcohol. Float with a RIP, do not try to swim against it
Home Pool Safety
Home Pools should be fenced and ensure the pool gate is closed and latched at all times. Keep Watch and Supervise children at all times. Never swim alone. Never leave buckets or pails of water accessible to children. Install mesh over ponds. Empty baths when not in use. Learn water safety and CPR
Join us in our integrated national lifesaving service as volunteer lifesavers in our National Emergency Response system. Lifesavers and lifeguards are trained to nationally recognised standards under the Singapore Life Saving Society, a member of Royal Lifesaving Society, Commonwealth.
Singapore Life Saving Society has provided support and expertise to under priviledge children across the country.