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Empty Beach


The Singapore Life Saving Society (SLSS) aims to promote water safety to reduce drowning and Lifesaving Sport in Singapore. We are affliated to the National Council of Social Services and also a National Sports Association under SportSG, supporting aspiring athletes to world lifesaving sports event.




To be the leading Life Saving Society worldwide

To reduce drowning cases through enhanced drowning prevention framework such as education on water safety tips and livesaving knowledge

R - Reliability
E – Exemplary in conduct
S – Service to society
C – Concern for safety
U – United in our mission
E – Enjoyment in work

Our History

In 1967, Lord Louis Mountbatten, Grand President of The Royal Life Saving Society met several enthusiastic lifesavers and suggested the formation of a Singapore Branch in view of the growing interest in lifesaving and the excellent work carried out in Singapore. Lord Mountbatten sought clearance from the then Prime Minister of Singapore, Mr Lee Kuan Yew and this was granted. The Singapore Branch of the Royal Life Saving Society was thus formed on 16 August 1967 with Mr Rowland Lyne as the President, Mr Milton Tan as the Vice-President and Mr Lee Hon Ming as Honorary Secretary.


Mr Rowland Lyne retired in 1968, Mr Milton Tan, who was also President of the National Safety Council of Singapore, took over as the President of the Singapore Branch. In 1981, The Royal Life Saving Society approves the formation of Singapore Life Saving Sociey, a society registered under the Societies Act of Singapore.

Past Presidents

Honorary Life President - Mr Milton Tan

1967 - 1968   Mr Rowland Lyne

1968 - 2004   Mr Milton Tan

2004 - 2008   Mr Woon Sui Kut

2008 - 2020   Mr Richard Tan


Our Team

People are the most important assets of an organisation.

Business Meeting

Organisation Members

Affiliates and Associates members supports the growth of the society


Registry List

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