Entries are officially open for the Commonwealth Festival of Lifesaving 2019!

The Royal Life Saving Society are delighted to open entries for the Commonwealth Festival of Lifesaving 2019, held from 21st to 23rd November 2019, in Leeds, UK.  This will be the second Festival in the new format, incorporating both the Commonwealth Championships and the Commonwealth Lifesaving Challenge.

This, the largest participatory event for the RLSS Commonwealth is set for an exciting year, introducing more competitive opportunities, for more participants.

A first for the festival, is the inclusion of Master’s categories in the Lifesaving Challenge – testing the judgement, skill, knowledge and ability of lifesavers in a five-event contest.  The Challenge will be conducted for individuals in both Male and Female categories in the Elite, Development and Novice categories.  Age groups – Open, 30 to 39, 40 to 49 and 50+ (Age as of 31st December 2019).

Another first for the festival is the extension of entries for the Commonwealth Championships.  All members of both National and Development teams will be able to enter all the individual events (50m Manikin Carry; 100m Manikin Carry with Fins; 100m Manikin Tow with Fins; 200m Super Lifesaver).  Only the two fastest from each team may progress to the final, subject to achieving qualifying times.

Entries are now open at https://www.rlss.org.uk/commonwealth-festival-of-lifesaving-registration via the new entry system.  An early bird rate will apply until 1st August 2019.

For full details of the Commonwealth Festival of Lifesaving (#CFOL2019) please visit here 

Rule addition:

In individual events a maximum of five (5) entries per team and per event may be submitted.

Notwithstanding times and places achieved in the heats, only the two (2) fastest swimmers of each team may:

a)      proceed to the semi-finals and/or finals

b)      take part in a swim off

c)       be nominated as a reserve

In any event where heats are not held a maximum of two (2) swimmers per team may take part in semi-finals, finals or timed finals.

In relay events one (1) relay team per team and per event may be submitted.

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Contact Us

E-mail us: CFOL2019@rlss.org.uk

Phone: +44 (0)300 3230 096

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