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.

Every year RLSS UK puts on National Lifesaving Sports events, but we couldn't do it without the enthusiastic support of event volunteers.  There are numerous different roles you help to support our events. 

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Perry Buoy Costume: Perry Buoy is the public cuddly face of the RLSS UK. Perry will generally make an appearance at different stages throughout events. This role involving dressing up as Perry and interacting with members of the public and children. A reasonable level of fitness is required as the costume is slightly heavy.

Perry Buoy Support: Escort Perry Buoy safely around venues and be responsible for taking donations made to the charity during the walk.

Raffle Ticket Seller: Selling raffle tickets on behalf of the RLSS UK at the event. All proceeds going towards drowning prevention.

Bucket Collector: We need enthusiastic and polite people who can communicate key drowning prevention messages to members of the general public whilst motivating them to donate to the charity. Bucket collections are an essential way of raising money for the RLSS UK.

Event Support

Runners: Support event team to ensure the smooth running of the competition. This will involve working with officials, competitors and team managers. It will also involve hosting duties, moving equipment and general event support.

Exhibition Stands: Work with the event team to man the exhibition stands. This will involve talking to members of the public, competitors and spectators, dealing with enquires, taking donations, selling programmes and raffle tickets.

Social Media Support: Be part of the RLSS UK Communications Team to support social media activities throughout the event and taking photos.

Programme Sales: Work with the event team to welcome competitors, team managers, spectators and members of the public, whilst selling programmes.

Underwater Team: Work with the Underwater Diving Team to deliver a successful and smooth event. This will include swimming and moving equipment.

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