Festival of Lifesaving

The Royal Life Saving Society – Commonwealth Drowning Prevention is delighted to announce the all new Commonwealth Festival Of Lifesaving to take place in South Africa in 2017.

The Festival runs from 8th to 12th August 2017 at the King’s Park Swimming Complex, Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.

The new-look festival aims to encourage participation and lifesaving development, and to bring the lifesaving family together. We’re introducing an individual skill element and a non-competitive sports development section, in addition to the more tradition Commonwealth Lifesaving Championships.

Commonwealth Festival of Lifesaving

Full details of the event can be found in the Commonwealth Festival of Life Saving Manual 2017

Commonwealth Championships

Commonwealth Championships for national and development teams from all Commonwealth nations.

Events to include:

The Lifesaving Challenge

The Lifesaving Challenge is for individuals from across the Commonwealth. The Challenge will form the Lifesaving Skills element of the festival, enabling individuals will test their lifesaving skills on an international stage. The event features both male and female categories and is open to all members of the Commonwealth Lifesaving family.

This championship will consist of the following events:

The rules for all events will be issued early in 2017.  We reserve the right to make minor changes or clarifications to the rules.

Entry Fees

Entry fees have been set as follows (in USD):

Although entries will not be confirmed until registration has been received we would like to seek indications of likely participation and would ask those interesting in attending the Festival of Sport to complete the attached form by 24th February 2017.


We are seeking volunteers to officiate at the Festival of Lifesaving.  If you wish to be considered for appointment please review the details here and complete and return the application form by Friday 24th February 2017.

Please keep visiting this page as we will be posting further information as it becomes available.

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