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. 

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 Championships – 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