Welcome to Team England’s page in preparation for the Commonwealth Festival of Lifesaving 2019.

Information on the Commonwealth Championships:

The Commonwealth Championships for National Teams will form the elite element of the Festival, where National Teams compete to become the Commonwealth Lifesaving Champions.

The Development Championship will be conducted to develop both nations and individual competitors in the skills of lifesaving sport and future international events. Both of these overall Championships will be conducted on a point score basis.

The Commonwealth Lifesaving Championships are open to one National Team and one Development Team per nation.  A team may consist of a minimum of one competitor and a maximum of five female and a maximum of five male competitors (totalling ten), in addition to any non-competitive management or coaching personnel. It is not mandatory to have both male and female competitors on a team. Teams may not increase the number of male or female competitors beyond five.

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The application process for Coaches:

RLSS UK is seeking to appoint coaches to support the Team Manager at the Commonwealth Festival of Lifesaving (November 2019)

The successful candidate will work with the Team Manager and Athletes during the Commonwealth Championships. The successful candidates will need to have been involved in Lifesaving Sport coaching previously. The role requires excellent communication skills, effective time management skills and a flexible approach to work with an ability to work in both team environment and on their own. We are looking for individuals who are confident, consistent and competitive. If you feel you have the suitable skills and attributes for this position then we would like to hear from you.

This post is important in that there is a requirement to ensure the safe welfare of all athletes whilst they are performing on behalf of RLSS UK and it is essential for the Senior Coach to fully uphold the agreed Code of Conduct throughout the period of appointment. Coaches will need to add a clear DBS and safeguarding knowledge and maybe knowledge of Anti-doping


  • 21 November – 23 November 2019 (travel dates to be confirmed nearer the time).


  • To support the Team Manager with the organization prior to the event.
  • Liaise with the Team Manager on the development of the selection process and criteria
  • To support the preparation of athletes in the run-up to the games.
  • Ensure compliance with all requirements of Anti-Doping Policy
  • Seek sponsorship for the team


  • Responsible for managing the safeguarding, discipline and behaviour of the team.
  • Regularly check with the organisers for the latest information, practice schedules and competition schedules.
  • Ensure team members attend special functions and adhere to dress codes.
  • Liaise with the Team Manager on the selection for events


  • This is an honorary position

If you are interested in applying for this role, complete the online application below. The deadline to apply is Monday 11th February 12 midnight.

Click here to complete the application form

The application process for Competitors:

Application for competitors is anticipated to open at the end of February.