Aquafutures 2021 Announced!

Conference fee $88.00 per person

What is Aquafutures?

Read about Aquafutures

Royal Life Saving is focused on reducing drowning and promoting healthy, active and skilled communities through innovative, reliable, evidence-based advocacy; strong and effective partnerships and quality programs, products and services.

In 2013, Royal Life Saving Society Queensland decided to bring all stakeholders and the whole Aquatic Industry together to create the Aquafutures International Conference. Aquafutures International Conference is designed to educate and network within the whole industry. Royal Life Saving Society Queensland prides itself as a leader in the aquatic industry and providing water safety advocacy.

Royal Life Saving Society Queensland is holding the Aquafutures conference in August this year. We have held the conference every two years since 2013 to support the aquatic industry and its stakeholders. We aim to make this years conference low cost, easy for regional participants to attend and with multiple dates.

With these aspects in mind, we are pleased to launch a conference program that solves these issues, this year, we will be holding the conference in four separate locations:

  • North Queensland: Cairns (Mareeba)
  • Central Coastal Region: Mackay
  • South East Queensland Region: Gold Coast

Aquafutures is specifically designed to address the aquatic industry and all key stakeholders, including:

• Pool Managers & Staff
• Swim School Operators
• Local Government Staff
• Suppliers to the Aquatic Industry

Conference programs, speakers and sessions are subject to change and may differ at the various locations.

The conference will deliver sessions to help educate pool operators on the current Guidelines for Safe Pool Operations and help them design a compliant Supervision Plan. Additionally, this year we intend to hold our new Swim Teacher in Water Safety, along with our First Aid and Pool Lifeguard Update course in Cairns, Townsville and Gold Coast (Southport) regions. While the courses and locations are yet to be confirmed, our proposed Conference Schedule as shown above:

Aquafutures Updates


  • Official Program update
    New release of the official Aquafutures Conference Program! Program contains new and exciting presenters, topics and detailed information about the event. Don’t forget to check out the Key Note Speaker Summary which gives you a […]
  • Speaker Update – RJ Houston
    RJ will be speaking at our Mareeba and Palm Beach Conference. RJ Houston is the National Manager – Aquatics at Royal Life Saving Australia. RJ started in the aquatic industry over 17 years ago as […]
  • Speaker Update – Em. Prof John Pearn AO RFD
    Emeritus Prof John Pearn AO RFD will be joining us as a speaker at our Palm Beach Conference on Friday 3 September 2021 and discussing ‘Bystander Rescue the “D” in DRSABCD’. Professor Pearn has an […]
  • Trade Show Update – VICI
    Royal Life Saving Society would like to welcome back VICI to their fifth Aquafutures Trade Show. “Vici” (vee-chee) meaning Veni, Vidi, Vici or I came, I saw, I conquered; is an all Australian swimwear brand. […]
  • Trade Show Update – Life Saving Chaplaincy
    Exciting News! Life Saving Chaplaincy Australia is attending Aquafutures Palm Beach Conference 2021. Life Saving Chaplaincy was founded by Terry Legg in 1995 with the aim of serving all life savers in Australia. The Australian […]
  • Trade Show Update – Funky Trunks & Funkita
    With the best chlorine and sun resistant fabrics on the market, Funky Trunks and Funkita offers comfortable, flattering styles across an extensive range of swimwear, underwear, beachwear and apparel that will keep you moving and […]