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Training Tips for Lifeguards and Lifesavers

Mission Statement

The Free Lifesaving Society publishes free survival swimming and lifeguard training materials for teams worldwide, especially in developing countries where they are needed most.

Lesson Resources

This website serves as a free lesson support system for your lifesaving classes and water safety training. You may copy and share our content for educational use if you quote us as source with a backlink. For your classes just print any pages as handouts. The design is mobile friendly so you can use it in your lessons if you have a waterproof device.

Survival swimming teaches you the basic skills to stay alive at sea, so you pose no danger to yourself or your team during activities in and around water. You'll be able to survive in water for a prolonged period, perform tasks and negotiate obstacles while in the water.


Lifeguard Circuit Training

Circuit training for lifeguards is a tough, fast paced sequence of exercises to keep you fit if repeated every week. This type of fitness training is based upon sound physiological principles, to provide varied activity and continuous challenge for the participants. Are you up to this? Read more...

Many Children Can't Swim

In Britain more than one million children could leave primary school in the next five years unable to swim the minimum standards required under the national curriculum, according to worrying new predictions. Read more...

Spain requires Masks even while Swimming

When holidaying in Spain you will be forced to wear face masks on the beach, and even in the sea or pool, after a new decree issued by the government. This is a most efficient way to drown people. The utter stupidity and real danger of having to wear a face mask while swimming in the sea goes without saying. Read more...


Why do so many people like swimming?

Some say that they can only hear their breath when swimming which makes the moments the calmest, especially when they are under a lot of stress. You can dive at any time, being quiet and comfortable under water, and stretch out, decompress. Jumping into the water, everything just disappears, you swim happy and free.