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. 

Applications for the College of Referees are now closed

Are you interested in officiating, supporting competitions and making a difference in lifesaving sport? Then why not join RLSS UK & Ireland’s College of Referees? 

The College of Referees trains and develops officials used in Lifesaving Sport, develops and maintains the rules and regulations for RLSS UK Championships, and is the ultimate authority for determining the application of Lifesaving Sport rules within the UK and Ireland.  

There are currently no roles open for appointment. Congratulations to our two most recent appointed members:

  • Ian Hutchings - Convenor
  • Zelah Weedy - Vice Convenor for SERC

 Thank you to all applicants.

If you have any questions or would like an informal conversation, please don't hesitate to contact us at [email protected]. 

Applications now closed
How to apply:

To nominate yourself, please complete the form below by Wednesday 23 August. Once we have received all applications, we will open the elections for voting.

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