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 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
  • Volunteer welfare 
  • Timekeepers


Role Descriptions

Event Team

  • Runners (S) (Various Sessions): Support event team to ensure the smooth running of the competition. This will involve working with officials, competitors and team managers. It will also involve hosting duties, moving equipment, and general event support.
  • Welfare (S) (Various sessions): Support volunteers and officials, based in the officials' room. Ensuring refreshments are provided to all.
  • Timekeeper (S) (Various Sessions): It will be a requirement that each participating club provides the services of a volunteer to act as a timekeeper for the duration of the championship and a manikin. It is strongly advised that volunteers acting as timekeepers have achieved the RLSS UK Timekeeper Award.
    • To access the Timekeeper Award, please either login to your RLSS UK Account (powered by tahdah) or create your account if you are new to RLSS UK. When you have successfully logged in, visit your Online Learning area to gain the Timekeeper Award, you can click here for a step by step guide.

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

To apply please click here