Penny Larsen

National Manager Education | Royal Life Saving Society – Australia

Penny Larsen has extensive experience in developing, deploying and evaluating water safety education programs. Since 2005, Penny has been the National Education Manager for Royal Life Saving Society – Australia. In this role, she is responsible for driving advocacy, education and programs for swimming, lifesaving and water safety including the recent review of the National Swimming and Water Safety Framework. She oversees Royal Life Saving’s key community education programs including Swim and Survive, Water Smart, Bronze e-Lifesaving and Bronze Medallion. Her role includes producing quality teaching and learning resources, evaluating program implementation and developing strategies to increase participation. Penny sees education as one of the vital components in the prevention of drowning.