Championships

Championships

Multiple championship events are contested during LWC:

  • National Teams (Open & Youth)
  • Interclub Teams Open & Youth)
  • Masters

Additionally, a non-championship March Past event is being conducted (Open & Youth)


National Teams

Countries from across the globe will compete in Open and Youth categories.

New Zealand are the reigning champions in the Open category after they won their third title in a row at the Lifesaving World Championships 2016 in the Netherlands. Australia are the current champions in the Youth.


Interclub Teams

Clubs from across the globe will contest the competition in both the Open and Youth Categories at LWC 2018. We are expecting over 250 clubs to compete in 2018.

BMD Northcliffe SLSC (Queensland, Australia) are the reigning champions in the Interclub competition after they won at the Lifesaving World Championships 2016 in the Netherlands.

The Interclub Lifesaving World Championships are open to one Youth team and one Open team per club or lifesaving unit. All team members must be in good standing with a current ILS Full Member.


Masters

The nine age groups for Masters Competition are as follows:

  • 30 ‐ 34 years
  • 35 ‐ 39 years
  • 40 ‐ 44 years
  • 45 ‐ 49 years
  • 50 ‐ 54 years
  • 55 ‐ 59 years
  • 60 ‐ 64 years
  • 65 – 69 years
  • 70 years and over

Masters categories are offered in all Championships except for IRB.

For Age Groups Eligibility Rules for ILS and ILSE Championships and Records please visit click here