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. 

RLSS UK are proud and excited to have been selected to host the Commonwealth Lifesaving Championships 11 - 13 July 2025, but we are relying on a fantastic team of dedicated volunteers to help us make the event a huge success! 

We will have opportunities across a range of areas, including administration, media, event support and operations. You don’t have to be a member of a lifesaving club – you just have to be eager, reliable and have a current RLSS UK Membership.

We are currently recruiting volunteers to form part of a Committee and are looking for applicants with the relevant skills and knowledge to perform the following roles:

Current roles available

  • Sports Coach - to join the Sports Action group with a view to support and deliver the strategy for Lifesaving Sport coaching in RLSS UK.

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Volunteers are provided with a uniform, meals during shift, an accreditation pass, the opportunity to attend the closing ceremony, and of course memories that will last a lifetime!

Volunteer applications are open not only to those from the UK, but to overseas people too (however, no travel or accommodation subsidies are available).

Person Specifications

Required attributes for all roles:

  • Friendly and personable demeanour
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Commitment to deliver a high level of customer service
  • Be willing to receive and accept direction and advice
  • Be willing to adapt to changing circumstances and workloads (e.g. peak periods, non-peak periods and schedule changes)

Volunteers must also:

  • Travel to and from the event at their own cost – no reimbursement is available for travel or accommodation
  • Wear the uniform as required: volunteers will be provided with a shirt, but must provide your own neutral-coloured bottoms and appropriate footwear
  • Conduct yourself in a professional manner by being punctual, reliable and neatly groomed at all times
  • Take responsibility for your own observance of safe work practices and safe work environment, and undertake no actions or omissions which will adversely affect the health and safety of other persons
  • Agree to read, understand and be bound by RLSS UK policies and procedures

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