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. 

Lifesaving Sport relies heavily on a dedicated team of volunteers who work behind the scenes to ensure the event is a success.

We have opportunities at the National Speed Championships across a range of areas, including administration, media, event support and operations. You don’t have to be a member of a lifesaving club – you just have to be eager, reliable and willing to put your hand up.

Volunteers are provided with a shirt, meals during the shift, an accreditation pass, and of course memories that will last a lifetime!

Volunteer Roles:

  • Social Media and Photography
  • Underwater/Equipment Officials
  • Welfare: Supporting volunteers and officials and ensuring refreshments are provided to all
  • Timekeepers
  • Perry Buoy Mascot

If you have any questions, please contact us via email to [email protected].


The closing date for entries is 5pm on Tuesday 2 January 2024