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.

Lifesaving is a skill you can use to save a life on land or in water. Do not depend on others to save on your loved ones. Learn lifesaving today!

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...


Safe Clothing Colours

Light blue swim clothes make you almost invisible in the pool. The contrast is too low. Lifeguards may not see you and other swimmers may bump into you.

Consider swimwear in bright colours so you can be seen. Most swimwear on the market is black or blue, but a red or yellow anorak worn on top can cheer it up and provide a stronger workout.

Hoodie in Swimmingpool
Light blue makes you invisible.
Lifeguard wears anorak in swimmingpool
Bright colours are more visible.


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