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Lifesaving World Championships - Rescue Series

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

Upcoming LWC

LWC 2018
will take place in Adelaide - Australia. The pool events in Marion and the beach/ocean events in Glenelg.
LWC 2020
will take place in Italy.
LWC 2022
Bid will be launched on 01/03/2017. Closing date: 15/07/2018. Selection of the winning Bid will be at the ILS Board of Directors meetings in Adelaide, Australia in November 2018 (LWC 2018)

Past LWC

LWC 2016
The Netherlands: The pool events in Eindhoven and the beach/ocean events in Noordwijk aan Zee.
LWC 2014
France: The pool events in Montpellier and the beach/ocean events in La Grande Motte.
LWC 2012
Adelaide - Australia: The pool events in Marion and the beach/ocean events in Glenelg and in Christies Beach.
LWC 2010
Egypt: The pool events in Alexandria and the beach/ocean events in Mamoura.
LWC 2008
Germany: The pool events in Berlin and the beach/ocean events in Warnemunde.
LWC 2006
Australia - Melbourne: The pool events in Geelong and the beach/ocean events in Lorne.
LWC 2004
Italy: The pool events in Livorno and the beach/ocean events in Viareggio.
LWC 2002
United States: The pool events in Orlando and the beach/ocean events in Daytona Beach.
LWC 2000
Australia.
LWC 1998
New Zealand: The pool events in Auckland and the beach/ocean events in Muriwai Beach.
LWC 1996
South Africa: The pool events in Durban and the beach/ocean events in Durban.
LWC 1994
Great Britain: The pool events in Cardiff and the beach/ocean events in Newquay.
LWC 1992
Japan: The pool events in Shimoda and the beach/ocean events in Shimoda.
LWC 1990
Germany: The pool events in Lubeck and the beach/ocean events in Travemunde.
LWC 1988
Australia: The beach/ocean events in Southport (Queensland).
LWC 1986
Canada: The beach/ocean events in Vancouver. At this event, the term "Rescue" was used for the first time.