National Lifesaving Championships 2018

Regional Heat Event Window  – 7 July – 30 September 2018

This is the new home of the regional heats of this years’ National Lifesaving Championship.

Important Dates for 2018

30 June 2018       
Deadline for entries to reach Redhill House

7 July – 30 September 2018         
Window for Regional Heats

5 October 2018
Deadline for Regional Results to reach Redhill House
Trophies to be returned to Redhill House

3 November 2018
The National Lifesaving Championship Final at John Charles Centre for Sport, Leeds.

News

June 2018

The entry form for Individuals and pairs is now on MyPage

Mass entry form to be requested by team manager / club – please contact [email protected]

April 2018

All information on Regional Heats has been uploaded!

The College of Referees are pleased to present the rules for the National Lifesaving Championship 2018.

Significant Changes:

Rule Changes

  1. The composition of Junior and Senior Pairs has been clarified (Section 2.3).
  2. The wording of the time awarded to those competitors who have their swim and tow declared invalid has been updated (Sections 2.10.1.iii, 3.7.iii and 3.7.x).
  3. The disqualifications and invalidations section has been updated (Section 2.12).
  4. The use of eyewear has been clarified (Section 3.2).
  5. Those competitors who start their race early will no longer be disqualified, instead they will have their event declared invalid (Section 3.3).
  6. Clothing and footwear may be worn during the Life Support Initiative Test. However, competitors shall not use it during the initiative. (Section 3.5.x).
  7. The rule infringements which result in an invalidation in the Line Throw have been updated (Section 3.6).
  8. The Swim and Tow shall be a non-contact tow using a tow from the Lifesaving Rescue Skills section of the latest edition of the Survive and Save Manual. (Section 3.7.i).

 

Organisational Changes

  1. The order of the events at this year’s final shall be as follows – Dry Initiative Test, Wet Initiative, Line Throw and Swim and Tow. Regionals have the option to alter the order of events to match the final.
  2. RHO’s are required to make sure that results of the wet and dry initiatives are displayed / posted as soon as possible following completion of the dry and wet initiative tests. This ensures competitors have fair opportunity to appeal.
  3. Team Mangers will be permitted to take the marking sheets of their competitors, once the referee has confirmed the results.
  4. A new section on Safeguarding and the roles and responsibilities of the Regional Team Manager have been added (Sections 1.7 and 1.8).

 

National Lifesaving Championship Rules 2018

If you have any technical queries about these rules, please contact the College of Referees – [email protected]

The Royal Life Saving Society are delighted to announce the entries for the 2018 Lifesaving National Championships will open 1st April 2018.

Entry Deadline 30 June 2018

Categories

Championships and heats shall be held in the following categories:

  • Junior Girls (12 – 14 years)
  • Junior Boys / Mixed (12 – 14 years)
  • Senior Girls (15 – 17 years)
  • Senior Boys / Mixed (15 – 17 years)
  • Ladies’ Individual (16 +)
  • Men’s Individual (16 +)
  • Masters Ladies (Age Groups: 30-39 years; 40-49 years; 50-59 years; 60 +)
  • Masters Men’s (Age Groups: 30-39 years; 40-49 years; 50-59 years; 60 +)

 

Entry Requirements

All competitors for the Championships must be in current individual category membership and hold one of the awards (as listed in the rules) by midday on 30th June 2018. All competitors must remain in membership throughout their participation in the competition.

Membership

If anyone is in doubt of their membership status, please contact the RLSS UK Membership team on 0300 3230 096.

For more information about RLSS UK membership please click here.

Pre-requisites

Competitors shall, at the date of entry, fulfil the following conditions:

Masters, Individuals and Seniors- hold a current: RLSS UK Survive & Save Bronze Medallion, Beach or Stillwater Award (or higher), or RLSS UK Beach Lifeguard qualification or RLSS UK Pool Lifeguard qualification, including RLSS UK Assistant Beach Lifeguard.

Juniors – hold a current RLSS UK Survive & Save Bronze Medallion, Beach or Stillwater Award (or higher), or Rookie Silver Level 3.

Dive starts

Competitors who wish to dive will need to have completed the dive start check list. In line with the guidance document.

Entry Forms

The entry form for Individuals and pairs is now on MyPage.

If you are paying by BACS our bank details are

RLSS UK
Acc no 03627012
Sort code 18:00:02
Quote NLSC

Mass entry form to be requested by team manager / club – please contact [email protected]

Deadline for Entry: 30 June 2018

Officials and volunteers (timekeepers and causalities especially) are required for all Regional Heats if you are interested in helping out please contact the Regional Heat Organiser (RHO).  Contact details for RHO’s can be found in the regional heat details section.

For questions about rules please contact [email protected]

Roles

  • Referee
  • Deputy Referee
  • Technical Officials
  • Timekeepers
  • Casualties
  • Runners
  • Marshalls

Apply now

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By completing this form I agree to be contacted about the National Lifesaving Championships and I am happy to provide you with my details as below.

For more information about RLSS UK privacy policy please click here.

First name

Surname

Society number

Branch

Please indicate which role you would be interesting in volunteering for

If you are willing to volunteer for other roles please type them here

Email (This address will be used for all future correspondence. If you do not have a personal email address please use an alternative email address that you can access).

Contact number

Regional Heat Organisers

Please ensure that you have confirmed:

  • Your Name and Contact Details (for the website and distribution to competitors in your Region)
  • An address for posting the certificates and medals to (collection at conference is an option)
  • The date, time and venue of your heat

 

Please find here the guidance for Regional Heat Organisers [Document being finalised]

Returns

All RHO’s are required to return:

  • The results of the regional heat
  • A list of those moving forward to the final (space in the score if used)
  • A copy of the initiatives used

 

RHO Pack

Regional Heat Organisers Pack Contents

  1. Briefing Sheets – to support constancy with casualties
  2. Past SERCs – to support training and provide ideas
  3. Templates
    1. Initiative Test Templates
    2. Certificate template s (optional)
    3. Competitor Letter of Invitation (optional)
  4. Invitation for casualties
  5. Risk assessment Template
  6. Allocation of additional places
  7. Announcers prompt card
  8. Draw generator – random draw generator
  9. Event check list
  10. Event planner
  11. Event budget template
  12. Protest Form
  13. Risk assessment example
  14. Score Sheets (printable and excel)
  15. Role of the College of Referees
  16. Safeguarding photo
  17. Application forms
    1. Casualties
    2. Timekeepers
  18. Suggested tweets
  19. Press Release

 

Regional Heat Organisers Pack [Document being finalised]

If there is anything else which may be of use, please contact [email protected]

All Ireland

RHO: Noel Mulhair
Contact: 
[email protected]
Date:
29 September 2018
Time:
2:30pm
Venue: 
National Aquatic Centre, Dublin

Competitor Information:

Referee:

Results [Document to be provided]
Initiative [Document to be provided]

East Midlands

RHO: Jeremy Johnson
Contact: 
[email protected]
Date:
22 September
Time:
15:30 Start
Venue:
 Queen Street Baths, Derby

Competitor Information:

Referee:

Results [Document to be provided]
Initiative [Document to be provided]

East

RHO: Ali Pugh
Contact: 
[email protected]
Date:
15 July 2018
Time:
10am – 2pm
Venue: 
Ipswich High School
Woolverstone
Ipswich
Suffolk
IP91AZ

Competitor Information:

Referee:

Results [Document to be provided]
Initiative [Document to be provided]

North East

RHO: Rebecca Leighton
Contact: 
[email protected]
Date:
9 September
Time:
17:00
Venue: 
Blyth Sports Centre

Competitor Information:

Referee:

Results [Document to be provided]
Initiative [Document to be provided]

North West

RHO: Lynn Billingham
Contact:
 [email protected]
Date: 
29 September 2018
Time:
4:30pm 
Venue: 
Liverpool Aquatic Centre

Competitor Information:

Referee:

Results [Document to be provided]
Initiative [Document to be provided]

Scotland

RHO: Ella Hunt
Contact: 
[email protected]
Date:
Sunday 16 September
Time:
12:00 – 4:00pm
Venue: 
Castlemilk Leisure centre

Competitor Information:

Referee:

Results [Document to be provided]
Initiative [Document to be provided]

South East

RHO: David Flood
Contact: 
[email protected]
Date:
2 September 2018
Time:
13:00
Venue: 
Sir Joseph Williamson Mathematical School, Maidstone Road, Rochester, Kent ME1 3EL

Competitor Information:

Referee:

Results [Document to be provided]
Initiative [Document to be provided]

South

RHO: Jo Young
Contact: 
[email protected]
Date: 
8 September 2018
Time:
6:00pm
Venue: 
Gosport Leisure centre

Competitor Information:

Referee:

Results [Document to be provided]
Initiative [Document to be provided]

South West

RHO: Sue Hutchings
Contact: 
[email protected]
Date:
2 September 2018
Time:
4:00 – 7:00pm – 
Venue: 
Venue Bovey Tracy Pool

Competitor Information:

Referee:

Results [Document to be provided]
Initiative [Document to be provided]

Wales

RHO: Aled Bowen
Contact: 
[email protected]
Date: 
Saturday 15 September
Time:
1pm Start
Venue: 
Llanelli leisure centre

Competitor Information:

Referee:

Results [Document to be provided]
Initiative [Document to be provided]

West Midlands

RHO: Sarah Page
Contact: 
[email protected] 
Date: 
15 September 2018
Time:
17:30
Venue: 
Droitwich Spa Leisure Centre, Briar Mill, Droitwich WR9 ORZ

Competitor Information:

Referee:

Results [Document to be provided]
Initiative [Document to be provided]

West

RHO: Alan Sutherland
Contact:
[email protected]
Date:
22 September 2018
Time:
3:30pm
Venue: 
Trinity Sports and Leisure Centre, Bridgewater

Competitor Information:

Referee:

Results [Document to be provided]
Initiative [Document to be provided]

Yorkshire

RHO: Louise Wells
Contact: 
[email protected]
Date: 
9 September 2018
Time: 
Registration 0900, Start 1000 – Finish 1600
Venue: 
John Charles Sports Centre, Leeds

Competitor Information:

Referee:

Results [Document to be provided]
Initiative [Document to be provided]

Venue

 

Aquatic Centre John Charles Centre for Sport, Middleton Grove, Leeds, LS11 5DJ

The John Charles Centre for Sport is situated 3 km (2 miles) south of Leeds City Centre.

Directions

By Car

John Charles centre for sport is based at Middleton Grove, Leeds, LS11 5DJ, 2 miles from Leeds city centre off Dewsbury Road (A653). If travelling on the M621 take Junction 5 and The John Charles Centre for Sport (South Leeds Stadium) is signposted on the approach.

Car Parking

The car park directly outside the building is a short stay and limited to three hours parking so please use the overflow car park off the mini-roundabout on the approach to the centre on Middleton Grove, which is one minute walk away and free to use.

By bus from Leeds City Centre

Evenings and Sundays only: Service 481 from Leeds City Bus Station, this service also stops at stop Z2 on Neville Street (the Dark Arches). This service stops directly outside the John Charles Centre for Sport.

By Train

If travelling by train, there is a taxi rank at the station which is approximately a 20-minute journey.

Catering

There is a small café that will be open for delegations and spectators to purchase refreshments and food from.

Medical Services

In the case of emergency, Leeds General Infirmary is a 13-minute car drive towards Leeds City Centre.

Family Members and Supporters

We welcome all family members and supporters to attend the event. Programmes will be available on the door.

Accommodation

  • Nite Inn Bed & Breakfast (0.6miles away) £
  • Dean House (1.5miles away) £
  • Clayton Hotel (1.7 miles away) ££
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Leeds 4-star hotel (2 miles away) £££
  • Jurys Inn Leeds 4 Star hotel (2 miles away) £££
  • Cosmopolitan Hotel 3 star (2.1 miles away) £
  • Discovery Inn – Leeds 2 star (2.1miles away) £
  • Leeds Marriott Hotel 4 star (2.1. miles away) ££££
  • Novotel Leeds Centre 4 Star hotel (2.2 miles away) £££
  • ibis budget Leeds Centre 2 star (2.2miles away) £
  • Art Hostel (2.2miles away) £
  • Russell Scott Backpackers Hostel (2.4miles away) £
  • ibis Leeds Centre 2 star (2.5miles away) £

 

Premier inns

  • Leeds City Centre (Leeds Arena)
  • Leeds City Centre (Whitehall Road) hotel
  • Leeds City Centre
  • Leeds City West
  • Leeds South (Birstall)

Terms and conditions: National Lifesaving Championships 2018

Event Information

The National Lifesaving Championships final will take place at John Charles Centre for Sport, Leeds on 3rd November 2018.

 

RLSS UK National Lifesaving Championships (2018)  The rules for the event shall be the “National Lifesaving Championships 2018 Edition” available for download from: https://rlss.org.uk/events/national-lifesaving-championships/

 

Acceptance of Entry

Entries will be accepted by RLSS UK provided that all entry conditions are satisfied and that each entry is correct, complete in every detail and accompanied by the entry fee.

For full details of event pre-requisites please refer to the rules for the 2018 event.

 

Membership

All competitors must be in a current individual category of membership by midday on the closing date. All competitors must remain in membership throughout their participation in the competition.

 

One Entry in One Year Only

Competitors may only enter the National Lifesaving Championships once each year. Where qualified to participate in more than one Championship category, Competitors must choose the Championship category in which they wish to be entered in that year.

 

Cancellations

Upon receipt of entry to the championship, RLSS UK or their representatives will commence arrangements to host Regional and National events.  Regardless of individual circumstances once entered there are no refunds of entry fees.

In the unlikely situation that a Regional event must be cancelled we reserve the right to re-schedule and transfer entries to a revised date. Championship entry fees paid will be refunded in full if participant withdraws either prior to the rescheduled date or within 28 days of being notified of the revised date, whichever is the sooner. After this time no refunds will be made. If the Regional event cannot be re-scheduled, championship entry fees will be refunded in full by RLSS UK. 

Receipt of a refund will constitute withdrawal from the championship.

The championship final will not be subject to refunds.

Travel and accommodation costs incurred at any event will remain the responsibility of the participant and we advise you to consider appropriate travel insurance.

Closing date

The entry deadline for the competition is 30th June 2018, entries after this date will not be accepted.