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Events

Events

Here you can find all the information about the events.

Lifesaving is a sport with a purpose


The sport of lifesaving exists, as it has done for over 100 years, to encourage lifesavers to maintain the skills, drills and physical fitness required for performing their lifesaving duties. The sport is truly multi-disciplined and takes place in the pool, on the beach and in the ocean. It has close ties to swimming, athletics, kayaking, rowing, surfing and power boating and is based on the equipment and skills of lifeguards. Lifesaving is a genuinely mass participation sport. Each of the Championships has events which take place in the pool, on the beach and in the ocean.

If you're not familiar with the different events, the following is a quick guide to help you understand the action.

Beach & Ocean Events


Individual Events

Surf Ski Race

by Admin | 15 januari 2017 | Events, Ocean Events, Ocean Single
Competitors steady their surf skis in line in knee-deep water about 1.5 m apart. Competitors must obey directions from the starter or check starter concerning surf ski alignment at the start. On the starting signal, competitors paddle their surf skis around the course marked by buoys and return to finish when any part of the ...
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Surf Race

by Admin | 15 januari 2017 | Events, Ocean Events, Ocean Single
With a running start into the surf from the start line on the beach, competitors swim around the 400 m (280 m for Masters) course designated by bouys, returning to shore to finish between the finish flags on the beach....
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Ocean (wo)man

by Admin | 15 januari 2017 | Events, Ocean Events, Ocean Single
Competitors cover a 1.2 km course that includes a swim leg, a board leg, a surf ski leg, and a beach sprint finish. Conditions of racing of each leg are as generally required for the individual conditions of that discipline including the rules governing the component disciplines: surf ski races, board races, surf races, beach ...
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Board Race

by Admin | 15 januari 2017 | Events, Ocean Events, Ocean Single
Competitors stand on or behind the start line on the beach with their boards 1.5 m apart. At the start signal, competitors enter the water, launch their boards, and paddle the course marked by the buoys, return to the beach, and run to cross the finish line....
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Beach Sprint

by Admin | 15 januari 2017 | Events, Ocean Events, Ocean Single
Competitors take their positions in their allotted lanes. At the starting signal, competitors race the 90 m (70 m for Masters) course to the finish line. The finish is judged on the competitors chest (only) crossing the finish line. Competitors must finish the event on their feet in an upright position....
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Beach Flags

by Admin | 15 januari 2017 | Events, Ocean Events, Ocean Single
From a prone starting position on the beach, competitors rise, turn and race approximately 20 m to obtain a baton (beach flag) seated upright in the sand with about two-thirds showing. Since there are always fewer batons than competitors, those who fail to obtain a baton are eliminated....
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Team Events

Rescue Tube Relay

by Admin | 15 januari 2017 | Events, Ocean Events, Ocean Team
Four competitors from each team participate in this event: a “victim”, one rescue tube swimmer, and two rescuers. The victim swims approximately 120 m to a designated buoy, signals, and waits to be rescued by the rescue tube swimmer. As they return to shore, the remaining two rescuers enter the water to assist. The event ...
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Ocean (wo)man Relay

by Admin | 15 januari 2017 | Events, Ocean Events, Ocean Team
Teams of four competitors (one swimmer, one board paddler, one surf ski paddler, and one runner) cover the course in a sequence of legs determined by draw at the start of each competition....
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Board Rescue

by Admin | 15 januari 2017 | Events, Ocean Events, Ocean Team
In this event, one member of the team swims approximately 120 m to a designated buoy, signals, and waits to be picked up by the second member of the team on a board. The both paddle to shore and cross the finish line on the beach with the board....
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Beach Relay

by Admin | 15 januari 2017 | Events, Ocean Events, Ocean Team
Teams of four individuals (three in Masters) compete in baton relay fashion over a 90 m (70 m for Masters) course. To start, two (one and two members in Masters) competitors take positions in their allotted lane at each end of the course. After the start each competitor completes a leg of the course with ...
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Pool Events


Individual Events

50 Meter Manikin Carry

by Admin | 15 januari 2017 | Events, Pool Events, Pool Single
With a dive start on an acoustic signal, the competitor swims 25 m freestyle and then dives to recover a submerged manikin to the surface within 5 m of the pick-up line. The competitor then carries the manikin to touch the finish wall of the pool....
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200 Meter Super Lifesaver

by Admin | 15 januari 2017 | Events, Pool Events, Pool Single
With a dive start on an acoustic signal, the competitor swims 75 m freestyle and then dives to recover a submerged manikin. The competitor surfaces the manikin within the 5 m pick-up zone and carries it to the turn wall. After touching the wall the competitor releases the manikin. In the water, the competitor dons ...
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200 Meter Obstacle Swim

by Admin | 15 januari 2017 | Events, Pool Events, Pool Single
With a dive entry on an acoustic signal, the competitor swims the 200 m course passing eight times under the immersed obstacles to touch the finish wall of the pool....
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100 Meter Rescue Medley

by Admin | 15 januari 2017 | Events, Pool Events, Pool Single
With a dive start on an acoustic signal, the competitor swims 50 m freestyle to turn, dive, and swim underwater to a submerged manikin located at 17.5 m from the turn wall. The competitor surfaces the manikin within the 5 m pick-up line, and then carries it the remaining distances to touch the finish wall....
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100 Meter Manikin Tow With Fins

by Admin | 15 januari 2017 | Events, Pool Events, Pool Single
With a dive start on an acoustic signal, the competitor swims 50 m freestyle with fins and rescue tube. After touching the turn wall, and within the 5 m pick-up zone, the competitor fixes the rescue tube correctly around a manikin and tows it to the finish. The event is complete when the competitor touches ...
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100 Meter Manikin Carry With Fins

by Admin | 15 januari 2017 | Events, Pool Events, Pool Single
With a dive start on an acoustic signal, the competitor swims 50 m freestyle wearing fins and then recovers a submerged manikin to the surface within 10 m of the turn wall. The competitor carries the manikin to touch the finish wall of the pool....
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Individual Events

Line Throw

by Admin | 15 januari 2017 | Events, Pool Events, Pool Team
In this timed event, the competitor throws an unweighted line to a fellow team member located in the water on the near side of a rigid crossbar located 12.5 m distant. The competitor pulls this “victim” back to the finish wall of the pool....
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4X50 Meter Obstacle Relay

by Admin | 15 januari 2017 | Events, Pool Events, Pool Team
With a dive entry on an acoustic signal, the first competitor swims 50 m freestyle passing under two obstacles. After the first competitor touches the turn wall the second, third, and fourth competitors repeat the procedure in turn....
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4X50 Meter Medley Relay

by Admin | 15 januari 2017 | Events, Pool Events, Pool Team
With a dive start on an acoustic signal, the first competitor swims 50 m freestyle without fins. With a dive start after the first competitor touches the wall, the second competitor swims 50 m freestyle with fins. With a dive start after the second competitor touches the wall, the third competitor swims 50 m freestyle ...
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4X25 Meter Manikin Relay

by Admin | 15 januari 2017 | Events, Pool Events, Pool Team
Four competitors in turn carry a manikin approximately 25 m each....
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SERC


SERC: Simulated Emergency Response Competition

by Admin | 23 januari 2017 | Events, SERC
The Simulated Emergency Response Competition (SERC) tests the initiative, judgement, knowledge, and abilities of four lifesavers who, acting as a team – under the direction of a team leader – apply lifesaving skills in a simulated emergency situation unknown to them prior to the start. This competition is judged within a two-minute time limit. All ...
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