Lifesaving World Championships 2020

The International Lifesaving Federation is pleased to confirm that the Lifesaving World Championships of 2020 will be held in Riccione, Italy from 18th September to October 5th 2020.

Please visit to find all the information about how to book your accommodation, service and competition packages, and get the access to register for the next exciting edition of the Lifesaving World Championships.

Registration for the Lifesaving World Championships 2020 will only be possible by purchasing the “competition packages”.

Information about the packages and the benefits that they offer all participants has now been published:

After completing your purchase, you will then be given the necessary code to register your team into the ILS OrgaNet Competition Registration system. This code will be saved in your account “My Purchases”.

Advice on how to register your team into OrgaNet, including useful video guides, has also been published:

For all those wishing to apply for appointment as a Technical Official, the following information has also been provided:

The ILS is continuing to work closely with the hosts of the Lifesaving World Championships 2020 (Federazione Italiana Nuoto – Sezione Salvamento (FIN-S)) to review the accommodation and service package arrangements for those intending to apply for appointment as a Technical Official.  Consequently, the Technical Official appointment process is being rescheduled, and will now commence towards the end of October 2019.  The current application process for those wishing to be appointed as Chief Referee or Deputy Chief Referee will continue to remain open until 22nd July 2019 as previously advertised, though the appointments from that exercise will not be made until the end of October 2019.

Further information will be made available by then to assist Technical Officials in selecting the right package for their requirements.  The ORION agency is working to source appropriate accommodation and tailor the service packages to better fit with the Technical Officials’ needs, recognising that these may be different to those required for teams and clubs entering LWC 2020. 

The ILS is aware of the comments being made on social media, some of which are inaccurate and, in some cases are bordering on offensive, and urge all to be careful when making claims that are unfounded.  The current information that is available is that which has been published on the ILS Website to announce that Competition Registration for LWC 2020 has now opened.  An FAQ list will shortly be published and this should be the first place to check before posting inaccurate assumptions on social media.