After carefully considering the options available to ensure the safety of athletes, officials and volunteers during these unprecedented times, we have taken the very difficult decision to cancel this year’s National Lifesaving Championships.

This includes all regional heats, which were due to start in July, and the national final.

The National Lifesaving Championships is our showcase event and we will ensure 2021 will be unforgettable.

As we move out of lockdown, we will explore opportunities for competitive lifesaving. We will support organisers and coaches at a local level in training younger members, and if practical, commit to a programme that can stimulate the competition in athletes.

We would encourage any members that are missing their sport to get involved in other charity initiatives, so their skills can help protect and educate the loved ones around them and their wider community. Join us through our social media channels to explore how you can get involved.

Remember, it is only 10 months to next year’s National Speed Championships.

Take care and stay safe