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.

National Records

National records are marks of achievement by a nation’s best athlete in a particular event.  These can be achieved at any nationally recognised or globally sanctioned event, no matter where in the world they are held.

RLSS UK – National Records


Speeds Records

Championship records are the best times set in each event at the RLSS UK National Speed Lifesaving Championships.

National Speed Lifesaving Championship Records


World and European Records

A world record is the best global performance ever recorded and officially verified in a specific event

European records are the best performance by an athlete or team from within Europe.

The world and European Records