National Speed Lifesaving Championship 2019


New Date: 16 and 17 March 2019

Venue: Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, Sheaf St, Sheffield S1 2BP

2018 Details. 



This is a provisional programme



50m Manikin Carry
Super Lifesaver
Pool Lifesaver Relay – New Event
100m Obstacles
200m Obstacles
4 x 50m Obstacle Relay
10m Line Throw
12.5m Line Throw
Line Throw Relay


100m Manikin Carry
4 x 25m Manikin Relay
Rescue Medley
100m Manikin Tow
Medley Relay

Supported By


Vigour Events

Open water swimming in Scotland –

Whether you want to try Open Water Swimming for the first time or want to improve your technique come along to our Vigour Events Open Water coaching sessions.

The sessions are held by fully qualified Open Water Coaches with appropriate safety cover in place.

Coaching sessions are available at Bardowie Loch, and Pilmuir Quarry.

You can also come and swim the length of Loch Lomond or any Scottish Loch with us!

AQUATRON – Dive Center and Shop Glasgow –

Glasgow dive centre. Servicing local diving since 1969. Selling scuba diving equipment at affordable prices, equipment servicing, repair and hire.

Tunnock teacakes – as featured in the Glasgow Commonwealth Games opening ceremony –

The Tunnock Limited, commonly known as Tunnock’s, is a family run bakery based in Uddingston, Lanarkshire, Scotland. The company was formed by Thomas Tunnock as Tunnock’s in 1890 and is famous for producing products like the Teacake and Caramel Wafer.

PhotoDownload –

Now a regular supporter of #LifesavingSport events, Photo Download provides professional event photography for athletes and spectators.  Make sure you take a look!

Tesco – Shettleston Store

Just 1mile away from the venue ! for all your shopping needs.



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

Significant Changes:


Rule Changes

  1. New team event introduced – Pool Lifesaver Relay
  2. Line Throw Relay: Time limit reduced to two minutes for all age groups
  3. Manikins: Manikin rules incorporate the guidance from ILS
  4. 12 to 14 Years Manikin Rescue Medley: Competitors must touch the manikin before taking a breath
  5. Masters 50 Plus: The 100m Obstacle Race is open to all masters 55 or over


Organisational Changes

The addition of the new event will mean alternations to the normal programme.  The revised programme will be published shortly.

National Speed Lifesaving Championship Rules 2018

Frequently asked questions

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