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. 

Registration & dates for your diary

Deadline for entries to reach Redhill House 14 days before the date of the respective Regional Heat. Find applicable dates in Regions listed below.
Window for Regional Heats Between 1 July - 6 October 2024

Deadline for Regional Results to reach Redhill House

Within 72 hours of the event or by 12 midday on Monday 7 October

Trophies to be returned to Redhill House

By Tuesday 1 October 2024
National Final Saturday 2 November 2024            


Rules

Please click the button below to read the NLSC Rules for 2024. If you have any technical queries about the rules, please contact the College of Referees at [email protected] 

NLSC Rules 2024


Entries

The deadline for entries is 14 days before the date of the respective Regional Heat. Please complete a registration form and make payment online to secure your place. 

Entry Requirements 

All competitors for the Championships must be in current individual category membership and hold or have held any qualifications or awards from the RLSS UK apart from NLA Sports Awards. All competitors must remain in membership throughout their participation in the competition.

Membership

If anyone is in doubt of their membership status, please contact the RLSS UK Membership team on 0300 3230 096. 

Find out more information about RLSS UK membership

Pre-requisites

All competitors shall, at the date of entry, hold or have held any qualifications or awards from the RLSS UK apart from NLA Sport Awards.

Dive starts

Competitors who wish to dive will need to have completed the Dive Start checklist as below. 

Diving Competency Guidance Notes 

Terms and Conditions

Before entering the competition, please ensure you have read and agree to our Terms & Conditions and Privacy Notice.

Read our Terms and Conditions   Privacy Notice


Officials and Volunteers

Officials and volunteers (timekeepers and casualties especially) are required for all Regional Heats. If you are interested in helping out please contact the Regional Heat Organiser (RHO). Contact details for RHO’s can be found in the regional heat details section.

For questions about rules, please contact the College of Referees at [email protected] 

Roles required

  • Referee
  • Deputy Referee
  • Technical Officials
  • Timekeepers
  • Casualties
  • Runners
  • Marshalls

Regional Heat Organisers (RHO)

Please ensure that you have confirmed:

  • Your name and contact details 
  • An address for posting
  • The date, time and venue of your heat

Returns

All RHOs are required to return:

  • The results of the regional heat within 72 hours of the event or by 12 midday on Monday 7 October
  • A list of those moving forward to the final (space in the score if used)
  • A copy of the initiatives used

Allocation of Additional Regional Qualifying Places 2024

Each region will have one qualifying place to the finals. However, for regions that achieved a top 3 place at the 2023 Finals; an additional qualifying place in the same category will be awarded - View 2023 results.

Additional Regional Qualifying Places 2024


Regions

All Ireland

RHO: 

Contact: 

Date: 

Time: 

Venue: 

Deadline for entry:

Competitor Information:

Referee: 

Results [Document to be provided]

Initiative [Document to be provided]

East Midlands

RHO: Jeremy Johnson

Contact: [email protected]

Date: 21 September 2024

Time: 3pm start

Venue: Retford Leisure Centre, Old Hall Dr, Ordsall, Retford DN22 7EA

Deadline for entry: 7 September 2024

Competitor Information:

Referee: 

Results [Document to be provided]

Initiative [Document to be provided]

East 

RHO: Alison Pugh

Contact: [email protected]

Date: 29 September 2024

Time: 10 - 1pm

Venue: Ipswich High School, Woolverstone, Ipswich, IP9 1AZ

Deadline for entry: 15 September 2024

Competitor Information:

Referee: 

Results [Document to be provided]

Initiative [Document to be provided]

North East 

RHO: Michele Weedy

Contact: [email protected]

Date: 14 September 2024

Time: 11.30 am

Venue: Blyth Sports Centre, NE24 5BT

Deadline for entry: 1 September 2024

Competitor Information:

Referee: 

Results [Document to be provided]

Initiative [Document to be provided]

North West

RHO: 

Contact: 

Date: 

Time: 

Venue: 

Deadline for entry: 

Competitor Information:

Referee: 

Results [Document to be provided]

Initiative [Document to be provided]

Scotland


RHO: Iona Halford

Contact: [email protected]

Date: 8 September 2024

Time: 10 - 2pm

Venue: Larkhall Leisure Centre, Broomhill Drive, Larkhall, ML9 1QP

Deadline for entry: 25 August 2024

Competitor Information:

Referee: 

Results [Document to be provided]

Initiative [Document to be provided]

South East

RHO: Paul Paulding

Contact: [email protected]

Date: 21 July 2024

Time: 12pm start time

Venue: Windlesham House School, Washington, Pulborough, West Sussex, RH20 4AY

Deadline for entry: 7 July 2024

Competitor Information:

Referee: 

Results [Document to be provided]

Initiative [Document to be provided]

South 

RHO: Jill Bailey

Contact: 

Date: 5 October 2024

Time: 1 - 4pm

Venue: 1610 Dorchester Sports Centre, Coburg Road, Dorchester, DT1 2HR (joint regional heat with West)

Deadline for entry: 21 September 2024

Competitor Information:

Referee: 

Results [Document to be provided]

Initiative [Document to be provided]

South West

RHO: Sue Hutchings

Contact: [email protected]

Date: Sunday 21 July 2024

Time: 4-8 pm

Venue: Bovey Tracey Swimming Pool

Deadline for entry:  7 July 2024

Competitor Information:

Referee: 

Results [Document to be provided]

Initiative [Document to be provided]

Wales

RHO: Aled Bowen

Contact: [email protected]

Date: 7 September 2024

Time:

Venue: Llanelli Leisure Centre, 12 Park Crescent, Llanelli, SA15 3AE

Deadline for entry: 24 August 2024

Competitor Information: 

Referee:

Results [Document to be provided]

Initiative [Document to be provided]

West Midlands

RHO: Peter Halifax

Contact: [email protected]

Date: 28 September 2024

Time: 3 - 6pm

Venue: Wolverhampton Central Baths, Bath Ave, Wolverhampton WV1 4EG

Deadline for entry: 14 September 2024

Competitor Information: 

Referee: 

Results [Document to be provided]

Initiative [Document to be provided]

West 

RHO: Jill Bailey

Contact: 

Date: 5 October 2024

Time: 1 - 4pm

Venue: 1610 Dorchester Sports Centre, Coburg Road, Dorchester, DT1 2HR (joint regional heat with South)

Deadline for entry: 21 September 2024

Competitor Information:

Referee: 

Results [Document to be provided]

Initiative [Document to be provided]

Yorkshire

RHO: Louise Wells / Cathy Sedgwick 

Contact: [email protected] 

Date: 1 September 2024

Time:  

Venue: John Charles Sports Centre, Middleton Grove, Belle Isle, Leeds LS11 5DJ

Deadline for entry: 18 August 2024

Competitor Information:

Referee: 

Results [Document to be provided]

Initiative [Document to be provided]