Sri Lanka Coast Guard Life Saving Training School – Balapitiya was established in year 2012. Since the establishment of the school more than 2500 qualified life savers have been trained including tri forces and civilians. Apart from the training annual open sea swimming championship marks an important milestone in the Sri Lanka Coast Guard as it is also added to the Coast Guard annual event calendar. This competition organized with the aim of enhancing the skills and competency of the young generation in swimming and waterborne activities while supporting National Drowning Prevention and Water Safety Programme launched by the Presidential Secretariat.
This school is the only life saving training school of Sri Lanka Coast Guard and Sri Lanka as well.