The Royal Life Saving Society is the Commonwealth's largest water-safety education, lifesaving and lifeguard training organization and is represented in over 50 countries with over 2 million lifesaving and resuscitation awards taken annually worldwide.
The Society is a charity registered with the Charity Commission and is governed by Royal Charter.
The Role of the Royal Life Saving Society Commonwealth Headquarters is to take a leadership and partnership role in co-ordinating drowning prevention initiatives and activities world-wide by facilitating the development of community based drowning prevention strategies and lifesaving eduction programmes across Commonwealth nations.
HM Queen Elizabeth II is the Patron of the Royal Life Saving Society and HRH Prince Michael of Kent GCVO is the active Commonwealth President.
The Society is governed by the Commonwealth Management Committee which functions as our Trustee Board. The Commonwealth Management Committee is made up of elected branch Presidents representing the Society's three regional areas (Asia Pacific, Amercias/Caribbean and Africa/Europe).
The operational functions of the Society are delegated to Commonwealth Headquarters, supported by a number of sub Committees focusing on Business Development, Lifesaving Development and Lifesaving Sport Development.