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Lifesaving World Championships - Rescue Series

Every two years the International Life Saving Federation organises the Lifesaving World Championships, called Rescue Series.

The World Championships include:

  • The World Championships for National Teams - Open.
  • The World Championships for National Teams - Youth.
  • The World Championships for Club Teams - Open.
  • The World Championships for Club Teams - Youth.
  • The World Championships for Masters.
  • The World Championships for Surfboats.
  • The World Championships for 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.

  • Rescue 2018 will take place in Adelaide - Australia. The pool events in Marion and the beach/ocean events in Glenelg.
  • Rescue 2016 will take place in the Netherlands. The pool events in Eindhoven and the beach/ocean events in Noordwijk aan Zee.
  • Rescue 2014 took place in France: The pool events in Montpellier and the beach/ocean events in La Grande Motte.
  • Rescue 2012 took place in Adelaide - Australia. The pool events in Marion and the beach/ocean events in Glenelg and in Christies Beach.
  • Rescue 2010 took place in Egypt. The pool events in Alexandria and the beach/ocean events in Mamoura.
  • Rescue 2008 took place in Germany. The pool events in Berlin and the beach/ocean events in Warnemunde.
  • Rescue 2006 took place in Australia - Melbourne. The pool events in Geelong and the beach/ocean events in Lorne.
  • Rescue 2004 took place in Italy. The pool events in Livorno and the beach/ocean events in Viareggio.
  • Rescue 2002 took place in the United States. The pool events in Orlando and the beach/ocean events in Daytona Beach.
  • Rescue 1998 took place in New Zealand. The pool events in Auckland and the beach/ocean events in Muriwai Beach.
  • Rescue 1996 took place in South Africa. The pool events in Durban and the beach/ocean events in Durban.
  • Rescue 1994 took place in Great Britain. The pool events in Cardiff and the beach/ocean events in Newquay.
  • Rescue 1992 took place in Japan. The pool events in Shimoda and the beach/ocean events in Shimoda.
  • Rescue 1990 took place in Germany. The pool events in Lubeck and the beach/ocean events in Travemunde.
  • Rescue 1988 took place in Canada. The beach/ocean events in Vancouver.
  • Rescue 1986 took place in Indonesia. The beach/ocean events in Kuta Beach in Bali.