Public Education

National Drowning Report

Working through the Drowning Prevention Research Centre, the Lifesaving Society conducts drowning research to support its work in the prevention of water-related injuries and fatalities.

The collection and analysis of data provides an information base for the development of programs, safety promotion strategies and drowning prevention strategies. The information also provides an educational tool and information base for the Society’s customers and instructors, governments, other organizations and the general public.

Conducting annual drowning research enables the Society to focus its Water Smart® drowning prevention efforts on people most at risk (like men fishing in small boats) or those who can make a significant difference (such as parents of young children).

National Preliminary Drowning Report 2020-2021

2020 Study Reveals Drowning Among Older Adults is Increasing

The National Drowning Report, 2020 Edition

The National Drowning Report, 2019 Edition

The National Drowning Report, 2018 Edition

The National Drowning Report, 2017 Edition

The National Drowning Report, 2016 Edition