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. 

Organised by the ILSF; 'Europeans' are back for 2023! The event comprises of both Pool and Ocean competitions and will be held in Poland (Youth) and Belgium (Open) this summer.

We are pleased to announce the final selection for the 2023 GBR Lifesaving Sport Teams to compete at the European Championships

Youth Team Selection - 20-27 August in Poland
Youth Boys

Kiran Gammon (Woolacombe SLSC)

Terry Miller (Polzeath SLSC)

Owen Pope (Newquay SLSC)

Freddie Postlethwaite (Ripley Rascals)

Luke Waterfall (Ripley Rascals)

Cai Williams (Sker & Pink Bay SLSC)


Joshua Eyre (Holywell Bay SLSC)


Youth Girls

Farli Abram-Bridges (Woolacombe SLSC)

Maisy Hawkins (Gyllyngvase SLSC)

Anya Hocking (Gyllyngvase SLSC)

Amaia Lopez (Crawley Town Lifesaving Club)

Heather Watson (Ripley Rascals)

Annabelle Williams (Portreath SLSC)


Eve Hickman (Rest Bay SLSC)


Open Team Selection –  13-24 September in Belgium
Open Men

James Blaby (Loughborough)

Charlie Haynes (Portreath SLSC)

Samuel Lawman (Gyllyngvase SLSC)

Piran Phillips (Portreath SLSC)

Thomas Trebilcock (Gyllyngvase SLSC)

Robert Whittaker (Woolacombe SLSC)


Euan Dungavel (Gyllyngvase SLSC)


Open Female

Georgia Hawkins (Gyllyngvase SLSC)

Emma Henderson (Union LSC)

Isabelle Leigh (Portreath SLSC)

Ellie McCloy (Rest Bay SLSC)

Molly Roodhouse (Gyllyngvase SLSC)

Evie Wong (Rhoose SLSC)


Jasmine Mann (Newquay SLSC)


Congratulations to all those selected and our best wishes for a great and successful event.