Lifesaving World Championships

Every two years the International Life Saving Federation organises the Lifesaving World Championships (LWC).

The Lifesaving World Championships include:

  • The World Championships for National Teams – Open Category.
  • The World Championships for National Teams – Youth Category.
  • The World Championships for National Teams – Inflatable Rescue Boats (IRB).
  • The World Championships for Interclub – Open Category.
  • The World Championships for Interclub – Youth Category.
  • The World Championships for Interclub – Masters.
  • The World Championships for Interclub – Surfboats.
  • The World Championships for Interclub – Inflatable Rescue Boats (IRB).
  • The World Championships for Extra Events such as March Past, Long distance Races,etc.

The World Championships typically involve between 4,000 and 5,000 competitors, 1,000 team officials and coaches and more than 300 Technical officials and last some 17-18 days.

Upcoming LWC

LWC 2020

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic that caused global disruption in 2020, this LWC was postponed to 2022

LWC 2024

This event will take place on the Gold Coast, Australia in August/September 2024

LWC 2022

This event will take place in Riccione, Italy, in September & October 2022

LWC 2026

This event will take place in Agadir, Morocco in September 2026

Past LWC

LWC 2018

Australia: Pool events in Marion and Beach/Ocean events in Glenelg.

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LWC 2014

France: The pool events in Montpellier and the beach/ocean events in La Grande Motte.

LWC 2010

Egypt: The pool events in Alexandria and the beach/ocean events in Mamoura Beach.

LWC 2006

Australia – Melbourne: The pool events in Geelong and the beach/ocean events in Lorne.

LWC 2002

USA: The pool events in Orlando and the beach/ocean events in Daytona Beach.

LWC 1998

New Zealand: The pool events in Auckland and the beach/ocean events in Muriwai Beach.

LWC 1994

Great Britain: The pool events in Cardiff and the beach/ocean events in Newquay. Great Britain: The pool events in Cardiff and the beach/ocean events in Newquay.

LWC 1990

Germany: The pool events in Lubeck and the beach/ocean events in Travemünde.

LWC 1986

Canada: The beach/ocean events in Vancouver. At this event, the term “Rescue” was used for the first time.

LWC 2016

The Netherlands: Pool events in Eindhoven and Beach/ocean events in Noordwijk aan Zee.

LWC 2012

Australia: The pool events in Marion and the beach/ocean events in Glenelg and in Christies Beach.

LWC 2008

Germany: The pool events in Berlin and the beach/ocean events in Warnemunde Beach.

LWC 2004

Italy: The pool events in Livorno and the beach/ocean events in Viareggio.

LWC 2000

Australia: The pool events in the Olympic Park Pool and the beach/ocean events in Manly Beach.

LWC 1996

South Africa: The pool events in Durban and the beach/ocean events in Durban.

LWC 1992

Japan: The pool events in Shimoda and the beach/ocean events in Shimoda.

LWC 1988

Australia: The beach/ocean events in Southport (Queensland).