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World Lifesaving Championships - Rescue Series

Every two years the International Life Saving Federation organises the World Lifesaving Championships, called the World Lifesaving Championships or 'Rescue' Series.

The World Lifesaving Championships include the following competitions:

  • National Teams World Lifesaving Championships
  • Interclub Teams World Lifesaving Championships
  • Masters World Lifesaving Championships
  • Optional Open Events World Lifesaving Championships including Surfboats and Inflatable Rescue Boats (IRB) World Lifesaving Championships.

The World Lifesaving Championships involve between 2,500 and 5,000 competitors and officials and last some 14 days.

The World Lifesaving Championships - Rescue 2014 will be held in Montpellier & La Grande Motte, France on 13 - 26 September 2014.

For further information on the World Lifesaving Championships - Rescue 2014 please visit the Rescue 2014 website.

Rescue 2014 Australian Youth Lifesaving Team Nominations

Team Management

Royal Lifesaving Society – Australia (RLSSA) and Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) are pleased to announce that that an Under 19 team will represent Australia at the 2014 World Lifesaving Championships to be contested at Montpellier, France during September of this year.

Australia has a rich history of success in the youth competition at the World Lifesaving Championships and wishes to continue on with that trend.

RLSSA and SLSA have agreed upon a new team management structure (as detailed in Attachment A in the Australian Youth Lifesaving Team Management Circular). As such RLSSA and SLSA will be seeking applications for the positions:

·        Australian Youth Lifesaving Team – Team Manager

·        Australian Youth Lifesaving Team – Coach

·        Australian Youth Lifesaving Team – Assistant Coach

Thank you to all who applied for these positions - applications have now closed. 


RLSSA and SLSA are also opening nominations for Athletes wishing to be considered for selection onto the Australian Youth Lifesaving Team. RLSSA and SLSA are seeking athletes who willing and able to demonstrate a high standard of integrity, culture and behaviour whilst on camp, on tour, during and post competition with the Australian Youth Lifesaving Team.

International Lifesaving Federation has shifted the age group from Rescue 2012. Athletes now must be between the ages of 15 and 18 years old on the 31st of December 2014.

Eligible athletes can view the Selection Policy and Criteria in the 'Rescue 2014 Campaign Selection Policy' and complete the  Australian Youth Lifesaving Team online nomination form by Sunday 16th March 2014.  

For further information please see the Australian Youth Lifesaving Team Athlete Circular 

If you have any questions regarding the Under 19 Australian Youth Lifesaving Team 2014 please contact 

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