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. 

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  • Meet our Athletes and Coaches

    Get inspired by the stories of our Lifesaving Sport athletes and coaches Read more

  • About Lifesaving Sport

    Developing sporting ability through lifesaving is as relevant to drowning prevention as the achievement of lifesaving awards and qualifications. Read more

  • National Speed Lifesaving Championships 2024

    #Speeds2024 is set to take place at Sandwell Aquatics Centre on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 March 2024. Entries are now open so book soon to secure your place to swim at the Commonwealth Games pool! Read more

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