Lifesaving Sport has been included in the 33 different sports that will participate at The World Games 2025 Chengdu (TWG 2025 Chengdu) in China.
The International World Games Association (IWGA), in approving the Qualification process for Lifesaving Sport, has also generously allowed an increase in the number of athletes that can participate by 20% from 100 to 120.
The Qualifying period will run from 1 August 2023 to 31 January 2025 – a duration of 18 months. This means that all Regional Lifesaving Championships in 2023 and 2024 and the Lifesaving World Championships in 2024, will all be included in the Qualifying Series, along with many other National Lifesaving Championships and International Lifesaving Competitions.
The full information regarding the Qualification process that has been agreed is now available:
The Qualifying process used at the last World Games in 2022, will be used again with individual and team qualification based on a visible ranking of the best times achieved at formal ILS-sanctioned events included in the Qualifying Series.
The only difference this year is that the responsibility for entering achieved times into the ILS TWG 2025 Chengdu Qualifying Times database will pass to the National Federation rather than the ILS HQ.
All National Federations that wish to have their athletes and national teams considered for selection at TWG 2025 Chengdu need to take the action described in Section 6 of the process document and provide the details of the person in their federation who will be responsible for entering achieved times as soon as possible.
This person will need to create an account at https://sport.ilsf.org/register after which they will be assigned the “organisation’s representative” role on the system.
All National Federations are also advised to ensure that if they want an event they are organising to be formally sanctioned and included in the Qualifying Series, they follow the instructions outlined in Section 5 of the document.