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.

Lifesaving Sport relies heavily on a dedicated team of volunteers to officiate. Please apply below if you are interested in volunteer and have the appropriate skills and qualifications. 

Role Descriptions


  • Referee or Deputy Referee (FW) (Saturday and Sunday): To ensure the smooth running of the competition and that all competitors can compete on a fair and equal level. This will involve working with officials, volunteers, team managers and competitors.
  • Technical Official (Saturday and Sunday): Several roles are available for suitably qualified officials – Event Director, Starter, Finish Judge, Lane Judge, Turn Judge, Competitor Liaison.
  • Recording Team (FW) (Saturday and Sunday): Ensure the smooth running of the event by assisting with administration and recording of times.
  • Under water and equipment team (Saturday and Sunday): Join the underwater team to ensure the smooth running of the event. This will involve scuba diving those individuals who are PADI or BSAC qualified are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • Starter

The closing date for entries is 1700hrs on Friday 31 December 2021

Any questions, contact us via email [email protected].

To apply please click here