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Full Member of the International Life Saving Federation (ILS) Associate Member of the Commonwealth Council of the Royal Life Saving Society.


The knowledge and mastery of life saving techniques are of utmost importance. In any emergency the skills learnt can help save lives and prevent further complications. This is the mission of the Life Saving Society Malaysia. This national, voluntary, non profit organisation is dedicated towards providing the knowledge and skills needed to save lives from drowning and emergencies related to cardiac arrest. To date, over 80,000 people have qualified from the various programmes offered by the Society.

LSSM Objectives

* To develop and promote awareness of water safety as a basis of teaching swimming to people, especially children

* To train individuals in the skills and techniques of life saving

* To promote and teach the techniques of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

* To encourage the formation of Lifeguard Corps (National Lifeguard Services) for duty at swimming pools and on beaches OUR GOAL - A LIFE SAVER IN EVERY FAMILY


The Life Saving Society of Malaysia offers and conducts various programmes for people with different kinds needs, requirements and abilities.

You can get more information on the Programmes page.

Watermanship Awards and Water Safety Awards are awarded to people who have learnt and mastered the basic survival skills in water.

Aside from that, Life Saving Society of Malaysia runs an official bulletin called Penyelamat


LSSM Programmes

The Life Saving Society Malaysia offers courses for all -- the non-swimmer, the swimmer and for people with disabilities. The programmes include - Water Safety and Education This is run for able bodied candidates as well as for people with disabilities.


The Aquanaut Programme ( for beginners )

This programme is a complete scheme of training in water safety, safe swimming and rescue skills, based on the concept of 'Sports For All'. It comprises two parallel components of training, with 4 levels of proficiency in each component, which are : ¨ Safe Swimmer - I, II, III, IV ¨ Rescue Skills - I, II, III, IV


Life Saving Training ( for competent swimmers )

The Society's Awards Scheme offers candidates various opportunities to train for the following awards : ¨ Elementary Certificate ¨ Intermediate Certificate ¨ Bronze Medallion ¨ Bronze Cross ¨ Instructor's Certificate ¨ Award of Merit ¨ Distinction Award



Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Training (CPR)

The CPR courses introduce candidates to standard guidelines in responding to emergencies related to cardiac arrest. It is an 8 hour (minimum) programme which includes hands-on practice using training mannequins and other teaching aids. CPR courses are limited to groups of 8 - 24, and can be conducted at the Society's headquarters or at locations of the candidates' choice. Successful candidates will be awarded a CPR Certificate which will be valid for a period of two years. Candidates are encouraged to attend refresher courses every two years to maintain their skills and keep up to date with new developments.