Lifesaving Sport

Lifesaving sport is not only a highly competitive and dynamic international sport, but also a vehicle for engaging young people in lifesaving and our humanitarian goal to prevent drowning.  Lifesaving sport is used at the grassroots to keep lifesavers and lifeguards fit and to keep practising their skills and provides the opportunity to improve on techniques.  

Originally developed to improve the physical and mental agility of lifeguards, lifesaving sport has grown into an international competitive swimming discipline that tests fitness, rescue and first aid skills.