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Helping Children Learn to Swim in Jamaica

Likkle Swimmers, a swimming charity based near Tunbridge Wells in Kent (UK) which aims to help children learn to swim for free in Jamaica this summer, has received much-needed support from STA UK, the founding member of IFSTA and national charity dedicated to the teaching of swimming and water safety.
Ryan Coleman
4th May 2017
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Update from RLSS Cameroon Branch

Justin Bakinga, National President RLSS Cameroon Branch, was among the honoured guests receiving a certificate of thanks from Prince Michael of Kent and was privileged to be presented to HM the Queen during the special ceremony at Buckingham Palace, London, on 22nd November to mark the 125th anniversary of the…
Ryan Coleman
6th December 2016
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Clean Sweep for Clare at Surf Rescue National Championship

In a weather-battered finale on Saturday 24th September 2016, Ireland's top lifesaving athletes competed for the final event in the Irish Water Safety Sport series that saw Co. Clare retain their dominant position as National champions and capping their best season ever. Meanwhile, host county Waterford took over from Cork…
Ryan Coleman
3rd October 2016
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Update from RLSS Cameroon

By Justin Bakinga, RLSS Cameroon President I have the honour and the pleasure to advise you that the Royal Life Saving Society Cameroon Branch (RLSS Cameroon Branch) is gaining more recognition as the from local governmental authorities as we are working hard to expand our drowning prevention, water safety education,…
Ryan Coleman
12th August 2015
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114 Drowned in 2014, 23 More than 2013

79% were male; six were children aged 14 and under; appeal - "Teach children how to stay safe near water." Today's release by Irish Water Safety of the drowning statistics for 2014 reflects the importance of uninterrupted child supervision and an appeal for people to take training before pursuing aquatic…
Ryan Coleman
24th June 2015
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Irish National Water Safety Awareness Week 2015

Know the drowning risks to avoid summer tragedy To mark National Water Safety Awareness Week (June 15th - 21st), Irish Water Safety is appealing to teachers in our 3,500 primary schools to give the 500,000 children the vital information they need before the summer holidays. People drown silently, quickly and…
Ryan Coleman
17th June 2015
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Recent News from RLSS Cameroon

Drowning prevention, aquatic survival and lifesaving training continue in Cameroon despite hardships and persecutions. In Limbe, located in the South-West region of Cameroon where drowning is widely prevalent, the Royal Lifesaving Society Cameroon (RLSS Cameroon) continues to empower women and young people from poor and marginalised communities. RLSS Cameroon has…
Ryan Coleman
9th June 2015