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.

The Wilkinson Sword is presented to an RLSS UK official who has, over a number of years, assisted at all levels of competition. This must include the RLSS UK National competitions.

The Dorothy Cadbury Trophy is awarded to a competitor who has excelled in Lifesaving Sport, over a number of years and continues to be a good ambassador for both the sport and the charity.

Both awards will be announced and presented at the RLSS UK National Lifesaving Championships 2022 Finals on Saturday 5 November at John Charles Centre for Sport, Leeds.


Regions, Branches and Clubs are asked to nominate individuals for the Wilkinson Sword and the Dorothy Cadbury Trophy 

Make a Nomination for the Wilkinson Sword

Make a Nomination for the Dorothy Cadbury Trophy

Previous Winners

Previous recipients of these awards