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 and officials and last some 12-14 days.

Upcoming LW

LWC 2020

Italy: Riccione.

http://www.lifesaving2020.it

LWC 2022

Morocco, Agadir.

Past LWC

LWC 2018

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

http://lifesaving2018.com

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).