The Challenge events will form the combined lifesaving skills element of the Festival, during which individuals will test their skills on an international stage. The Challenge will test the judgement, skill, knowledge and ability of lifesavers in a five-event contest.

The Commonwealth Lifesaving Challenge is open to any individual lifesaver in good standing with a nation recognised by the Commonwealth Games Federation. They may also be members of a national or development team at the same Commonwealth festival.

The Challenge will be conducted for individuals in both male and female categories in the Elite, Development and Novice categories.  Age groups – Open, 30 to 39, 40 to 49 and 50 plus.

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Note: A Novice competitor is an individual who has never competed for their national body as a member of their national or development team.

Commonwealth Challenge (per individual entry)

  • Early Bird - £40 (Closes 1st August 2019)
  • General - £45 (Closes 1st October 2019)
  • Late Entries - £50 (Closes 8th November 2019)
  • Closing ceremony/team dinner per person (including team management) - £ 35

Entries are limited, and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Closing Ceremony

On Saturday 23 November 2019, it will be time to close the Commonwealth Festival of Lifesaving.

We warmly invite you to join us in celebrating the success and achievements of the athletes involved in this year’s Commonwealth Festival of Lifesaving. 

The closing ceremony will take place in the stadium of John Charles Centre for Sport, Leeds, where the overall medals from the Festival of Lifesaving will be presented.

Celebrate achievements, make international friends and party the night away at the closing ceremony dinner! Enjoy a sumptuous two-course dinner, after dinner disco and watch the handing over to the hosts of 2021.

Venue: John Charles Centre for Sport, Middleton Grove, Leeds LS11 5DJ

Time: 6:45pm to 11:30pm

£35 per person

This is likely to be a sell-out so book early to avoid disappointment.

To book please complete the form below.

#CFOL2019 is now full, please email [email protected] to be added to the reserve list.