Lifesaving World Championships 2022

Lifesaving World Championships 2022

21 Sept – 2 Oct, Riccione – Italy
Official website:
News (in Italian):


The registration process has now closed.

For any entry queries, contact John Martin MBE, the ILS Event Director at


The detailed LWC 2022 Championships programmes have been revised following the closure of entries and can be found here:

For all enquiries regarding these programmes please contact the ILS Event Director, John Martin MBE,

Starting Lists

These are available through the links below and taken as of the end of 13th September.
These are not heat lists which will be produced nearer to the event.
Any recent amendments may not be reflected in these lists.
They are in an Excel file format with one sheet for each event, men and women’s lists are on the same page.

For any queries, contact John Martin MBE, the ILS Event Director at

National Teams Training Lanes Allocations 24th to 26th September

Because the Opening Ceremony of LWC 2022 start time has been advanced, it will not be possible for teams to train after 16:30 on Sunday 25th September. An updated schedule has therefore been provided.

Technical Officials

The Technical Officials who manage the LWC 2022 events have been appointed:

For all enquiries regarding these appointments please contact the ILS Sport Commission Secretary, Jelle Meintsma,


A shuttle bus operates along the coast and goes to the Pool and Beach venues, the schedule and pick up locations can be found in the download here:


Every two years the ILS organises the LIFESAVING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, showcasing excellence in lifesaving sports and rescue; attracting the most talented and skilled lifesaving athletes to compete for the title of World’s best.

The 2022 edition takes place with a reduced programme following the decision announced on 3rd November 2021 to cancel all of the Interclub, IRB and Surfboat events due to the Covid-19 restrictions. Only the National Teams Open and Youth and Masters Championships can be held.

These championships were originally due to take place in Riccione in September/October 2020, but were postponed in March 2020 due to the global disruption caused by the Coronavirus Covid-19 Pandemic*.

Note: Because of the need to postpone LWC 2020 for two years, the Moroccan Federation graciously agreed to move the LWC 2022 event awarded to Agadir, Morocco to 2026.