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. 

The following athletes represented England, and came overall 2nd at the Commonwealth Lifesaving Championships 2023.


Rose Bentley Mordialloc LSC
Sally Carter Crawley Town / Loughborough
Abby Comline - Vice-Captain Crawley Town / Loughborough
Stephanie Cummins Loughborough
Ellie Dickerson-Weedy Blyth S&LSC
Emily Goodwin -  Captain Crawley Town / Loughborough
Anya Hocking Gyllynvase SLSC
Amaia Lopez Crawley Town
Emily Robson Crawley Town / Loughborough
Heather Watson Ripley RASCALS


Ben Cusselle Beacon LSC
Kiran Gammon Woolacombe SLSC
Freddie Postlethwaite Ripley RASCALS
Henry Russell-Ross - Vice-Captain Beacon LSC
Jack Sadberry Brighton / Crawley Town
Jack Smith Beacon LSC
Luke Waterfall Ripley RASCALS
Ryan Wheeler - Captain Beacon LSC
Joshua Skinner (Reserve) Loughborough
Jake Lee (Reserve) Vale SLSC / Loughborough