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Sport lifesaving is the competitive element of the sport that sees lifesavers compete skills, speed and teamwork. It is based on swimming which includes extra techniques and obstacles during the race. Lifesaving incorporates elements of water safety education, life support, first aid, aquatic lifesaving and life guarding.

Competitions take place at local, regional, national and international levels and lifesavers of all ages can get involved. It is also one of the few sports where clubs can compete at an international level, in the World Rescue series. It is also a growing sport that will soon be seen in the Olympic Games.

Junior life savers takes place from the ages of 8-13, senior life savers are from the ages of 14 to 29. Masters from 30 up.

Please contact the Tuks Aquatics Office for more information. Click here for contact details.