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.

Travelling with athlete’s areas to consider


  • When, Where, Who, Risk Assessment

Communications with parents/athletes

  • Pick up times and meeting times
  • Destination and venue
  • Competition details
  • Kit and equipment
  • Emergency procedures – home contacts
  • Remote supervision
  • Consent form
  • Media release & photography forms
  • Medical forms
  • In-loco parents
  • Code of conduct


  • What type
  • Catering, special diets, allergies, water provision
  • Suitability for groups – accessibility
  • Room lists


  • Journey time and stopping
  • Supervision
  • Suitability and accessibility
  • Private cars, driver checks, insurance and seatbelts

Supervision and Staffing

  • Number of staff and athletes
  • Who: male, female and specialists
  • Responsibilities
  • Emergency procedures
  • First aid provision
  • Specific medical details and medication
  • Reporting procedures 


  • Liability – accidents


  • For the trip
  • Socialising 


  • Payment schedule – deposit, stages and payment


  • Check – rooms, meal times, phones, valuables
  • Check venue
  • Information on medicationArrange group meeting(s)
  • Timetable for everyone
  • Confirm procedures with staff
  • Confirm athletes known how to contact the Team Manager
  • Rules, codes of conduct