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 RLSS Commonwealth Lifesaving Championships are held every two years, aiming to encourage participation in lifesaving sport and further development of lifesaving practices, as well as bringing the lifesaving family together.
In 2023, RLSS Commonwealth selected Lifesaving Society Canada to host the competition at their world-class, state-of-the-art facility in Ontario; the Windsor International Aquatic and Training Centre (WIATC).
The Championships took place from 13 - 17 September 2023 and you can read about how our home nations performed here.
Introducing the athletes representing Northern Ireland in the RLSS Commonwealth Lifesaving Championships 2023
Introducing the athletes representing Scotland in the RLSS Commonwealth Lifesaving Championships 2023
Introducing the athletes representing Wales in the RLSS Commonwealth Lifesaving Championships 2023
Introducing the athletes representing England in the RLSS Commonwealth Lifesaving Championships 2023