This is the Warwickshire Branch of

The Royal Life Saving Society UK


In 1891 a professional swimmer by the name of William Henry Nawrocki was concerned over the some 2000 deaths by drowning that took place in the UK each year.

He decided to educate people in swimming, water safety and rescue in an attempt to reduce this figure.  From such small beginnings a Commonwealth wide organisation continues with this same aim although much updated!

The Royal Life Saving Society UK is one of the National Branches, others being Australia, New Zealand and Canada, along with many other countries now involved in the same aims.

The United Kingdom is divided into approximately 50 Branches which are administered at a local level by enthusiastic volunteers.  Each Branch has a number of clubs, classes, training centres delivering training to members of the public and each of these groups is run by volunteers.