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. 

Popular Pages

  • Meet our Athletes and Coaches

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

  • Commonwealth Lifesaving Championships 2025

    After a fantastic 2023 event hosted by Lifesaving Society Canada, RLSS UK is delighted to have been chosen to pick up the baton for Commonwealths 2025! Read more

  • Sport Official (Pool) Award

    If you’ve ever wanted to volunteer your time at Lifesaving Sport events, we’ve made it easier than ever with the new online Sport Official (Pool) Course! Read more

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