Lifesaving Sport

The Royal Life Saving Society UK is the National Governing Body for pool-based Lifesaving Sport - a sport recognised by the International Olympic Committee and the Commonwealth Games Federation. Lifesaving Sport is the only sport whose skills are first learned for humanitarian purposes.

As showcased in our new promotional video, Lifesaving Sport is a competitive and dynamic international sport, with a variety of fun and challenging activities that take place in and out of the water at swimming pools and the beach. It is also an important vehicle to engage young people in lifesaving and support drowning prevention. 

The Lifesaving World Championships 2024 (LWC 2024) will take place from 23 August to 9 September 2024 on the Gold Coast in Australia, hosted by Surf Life Saving Queensland.

Pool events will take place at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre, Southport, and the Ocean/Beach events will take place at Kurrawa Beach.

Visit the official Lifesaving World Championships website