Lifesaving Sport

Welcome to the NEW Lifesaving Sports Area, this area has been set up to help you easily navigate everything lifesaving sport related! 


The Royal Life Saving Society UK is a National Governing Body for Lifesaving Sport - a sport recognised by the International Olympic Committee and the Commonwealth Games Federation. 

Our aim is to provide an inclusive range of opportunities to increase participation in lifesaving activities.

We recognise the importance of equipping as many people as possible with valuable lifesaving skills to help save as many lives as possible and to help reduce the drowning toll in the UK.

Great Britain Lifesaving is pleased to announce the Great Britain Open Team to compete at the 2019 Lifesaving European Championships in Riccione, Italy.

The team of six male and six female athletes were selected from the Great Britain Lifesaving Squad representing clubs from Surf Life Saving GB, Surf Life Saving Wales and the Royal Life Saving Society UK.

The Open Team was selected by Gary Lee, GBR Pool Coach and Lloyd Rosewell, GBR Ocean Coach, and verified by Simon Perry (SLSA Wales) and Rob Phillips (SLSGB) and confirmed by the One Team Advisory Group.

The Great Britain Youth Team will be announced shortly.

The European Lifesaving Championships is held every two years and attracts competitors from all over Europe. The team of 24 athletes will race in 24 events across a week of intense competition racing the best in the Europe. 

Open Team

Samuel Lawman

Crawley Town

James Blaby

Loughborough Lifesaving

Lewis Rosewell

Portreath SLSC

Euan Dungavel

Gyllyngvase SLSC

Ashley Lewis

Pen y Bont SLSC

Chris Parry

Aberavon SLSC

Zara Williams

Crawley Town Lifesaving

Marina MaCartney

Crawley Town Lifesaving

Rebecca Matthews

Leeds Phoenix

Emma Henderson

Emily Corin

Hayle SLSC

Jasmine Mann

Pen y Bont SLSC


We wish them the very best.