Events

6TH NATIONAL & 2ND INTERNATIONAL LIFESAVING SPORTS CHALLENGE - PENANG MALAYSIA 2011

On behalf of Life Saving Society Malaysia, we would like to invite your team to participate in the 6th National & 2nd International Invitation Lifesaving Sports Challenge – Penang Malaysia 2011 which will be held as follows :

Pool Event

Date: 1st October 2011 (Saturday)
Time: 7.00 am – 5.00 pm (Sat)
Venue: Swimming Complex, University Science Malaysia,
  Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Batu Uban, Penang
   

You can expect an interesting and challenging competition to take place this year as new life saving events will be introduced in this coming competition. In addition, we will also be doing a selection (Malaysian Teams Members) based on the individual performance for Rescue 2012 in Adelaide, Australia.

To confirm your team participation, kindly return the completed entry forms attached with the registration fees to the secretariat on or before 31st August 2011.

Lastly, we look forward for your participation in the above competition. For further inquiry, please email us at lssportspgmal@yahoo.com or contact the undersigned. For more details please visit : http://www.lifesavingmalaysia.org.my

Commonwealth Life Saving Championships 2011

The Royal Life Saving Society is pleased to announce that the 2011 Commonwealth Lifesaving Championships will be hosted by Lifesaving South Africa in Durban, South Africa from the 28th September 2nd October 2011.

As many Member Branches will be aware, RLSS(India) was originally awarded hosting rights for the 2011 Commonwealth Lifesaving Championships. RLSS Commonwealth Headquarters, along with the RLSS Sport Development Committee, RLSS Commonwealth Management Committee and RLSS Australia have been working with RLSS(I) over the past 6 months to develop a Commonwealth Lifesaving Championships event in Pune, India.

Despite the best efforts and strong commitment from all involved, the organisation of an event in India has been significantly hampered by the political fallout associated with the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi. The fallout has resulted in uncertainty associated with government and corporate support for such an event. These obstacles were acknowledged to have the potential to derail the event, and for these reasons, the decision has been made to transfer the 2011 Commonwealth Lifesaving Championships to South Africa.

I, on behalf of the RLSS Commonwealth Management Committee, would like to extend my particular thanks to Admiral Purushottam Sharma, as President of Rashtriya Life Saving Society (India) for the commitment and work that was undertaken in progressing the 2011 Commonwealth Lifesaving Championships in India. I realize it has been under difficult circumstances with the consequences of the Commonwealth Games and thank you for your persistence in working through these hurdles. The work of RLSS(I) is highly regarded across the Commonwealth.

Whilst we are moving from India for the 2011 Championships, we are in consultation with RLSS(I) on the possibility of hosting a future Commonwealth Lifesaving Championships in India.

We are now excited to be moving on to South Africa for the 2011 Commonwealth Lifesaving Championships and would like to extend our thanks and appreciation to Lifesaving South Africa for taking on the hosting of the Championships and eagerly anticipate an exciting event in 2011.

Member Branches can look forward to hearing updates from Lifesaving South Africa and RLSS Commonwealth Headquarters in the coming months. Registration, Team Information Packs and Accommodation Information will be made available to all Member Branches by the end of January 2011.

RESCUE 2012 - WORLD LIFE SAVING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Call for applications to serve as Chief Refered and Deputy Referee

 

APPLICATION FORM FOR THE POSITIONS OF CHIEF REFEREE AND DEPUTY CHIEF REFEREE TO OFFICIATE AT RESCUE 2012: ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA 4 TO 18 NOVEMBER 2012

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World Conference on Drowning Prevention 2011 website launched

Royal Life Saving Society – Australia and The Alliance for Safe Children, the hosts of the next International Life Saving Federation conference have launched a website promoting this fast approaching event. The World Conference on Drowning Prevention 2011 will be held in Danang, Vietnam, 10-13th May 2011. The conference aims to focus world attention on the global burden of drowning, with a specific emphasis on the epidemic of drowning deaths in developing countries.

www.worldconferenceondrowning.org is the address, and along with Prevention, the conference will focus on the key areas of Drowning Research, Rescue, Disaster, Treatment and Collaboration. As the world authority in global efforts to prevent drowning, the International Life Saving Federation is keen to ensure that this conference has an impact on drowning related research, policy and practice.

The World Conference on Drowning Prevention 2011 website has several features designed to build interest in the conference and the issue of drowning as we work towards Danang, including a news service, venue information and a database of Conference Ambassadors.  The hosts also aim to build a knowledge base of resources, projects, research and organisations, all focused on reinforcing the need for coordinated global advocacy to reduce drowning.  

 Vietnam, the setting for the World Conference on Drowning Prevention 2011, is a vibrant country, with a rich history, diverse culture, friendly people and great food. Situated in central Vietnam, Danang is a bustling sea port, with a long sandy beach and is within reach of four UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Tragically, more than 11,000 children drown in Vietnam each year, and typhoons cause heavy rain, flooding and storm surges that make preventing drowning a major priority to central and regional governments.

Over the coming months, the conference website will continue to expand. Check it out now booked your flights to malaysia especially our Southeast Asia neighboring countries, and be sure to register your interest to ensure that you are updated as we get closer to Danang 2011. These conferences will nurture our awareness towards Drowning Prevention.

In view of the close proximity of VIETNAM, it will be a good opportunity for many  from Malaysia to attend a world class conference on life saving.

 

Wet & Wise

WATER SAFETY CAMP

The New Club Taiping organized a water Safety Camp on Saturday 22 August 2009, with the WET & WISE Water Safety Camp. It was thus entitled because the 30 participants with ages ranging from 10 – 13 years, were exposed to activities which were “wet” and “wise” in nature.

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LIFE SAVING SPORT WORKSHOP

The INTI Life Saving & Swimming Club led by the head of lifeguard of INTI University College, Sunnie Lai ,organized an Life Saving Sport Workshop at the INTI College Swimming Pool on 21 March 2009. The workshop started at 9am with 50 participants ,the majority of whom were university students from University Malaya, TAR College, Multi Media University and INTI University College.

The objective of this workshop was to create awareness about water safety and to promote life saving as a sport. Participants were taught life saving techniques which included line throw, obstacle swim, manikin tow, swimming with rescue tube and fins, fixing and towing the rescue tube with manikin and recovering and towing a submerged manikin. The workshop was conducted by Lim Boon Hooi, who was assisted by several qualified life savers from INTI University College. The workshop was successfully concluded.


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