Lifesaving Sport

Welcome to the NEW Lifesaving Sports Area, this area has been set up to help you easily navigate everything lifesaving sport related! 


The Royal Life Saving Society UK is a National Governing Body for Lifesaving Sport - a sport recognised by the International Olympic Committee and the Commonwealth Games Federation. 

Our aim is to provide an inclusive range of opportunities to increase participation in lifesaving activities.

We recognise the importance of equipping as many people as possible with valuable lifesaving skills to help save as many lives as possible and to help reduce the drowning toll in the UK.

Head Coach

Main Duties

  • To take full responsibility for the club’s coaching sessions.
  • To work with the assistant coach(es)in the preparation and running of each session.
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every athlete and treat everyone equally, regardless of background or ability.
  • Place the welfare and safety of the athlete above the development of performance.
  • Encourage and guide athletes to accept and take responsibility for their own behaviour and performance.
  • Be appropriately qualified and update your licence and education as and when required by UK Athletics.
  • Co-operate fully with other colleagues (e.g. other coaches, officials, team managers)
  • Consistently display high standards of behaviour and appearance.
  • To prepare all coaching sessions beforehand.
  • To attend club meetings and report on progress.
  • To offer the club feedback on the organisation and degree of success of coaching and competitions.
  • To assist in the selection of teams.
  • To attend all meetings.
  • To inform the Chairman in advance of any sessions that cannot be attended.

Assistant Coach

Main Duties

  • To assist with the club’s coaching sessions.
  • Ensure the welfare and safety of the lifesaver above the development of performance at all times.
  • To assist in the preparation of coaching sessions beforehand.
  • To work with the Head Coach in the preparation and running of each session.
  • To offer the Head coach feedback on the organisation and degree of success of coaching and competitions.
  • To assist in the selection of teams.
  • To travel to competitions with the team(s).
  • To inform the Head Coach in advance of any sessions that cannot be attended.