WHO WE ARE
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
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.
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