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  • 25-05-18 All day

    IQL UK Technical Conference and Awards Dinner


    Date: Friday 29 June
    Time: 9.30am Registration
    Venue: Jurys Inn Hinckley Island, Watling Street, Hinckley, LE10 3JA

  • 25-05-18 All day


    RLSS UK Conference

    Building on the success of recent years, the RLSS UK Conference is returning to Hinckley Island this summer, taking place on Saturday 30 June – Sunday 1 July.

  • 31-05-18 All day

    Branch Challange

    In conjunction with our Conference, the branch challenge showcase will also be returning and we’re asking you once again to shout about how great your branch is!

    In light of the launch of our new Non-Vocational awards and the Club 2020 project, we would like you to share a new activity that has been going on in your branch. This could be a new activity for your members, a new way to raise funds or a new way to reach out in your community. Whatever the activity, we’d like to hear about what you’ve learnt!

    Please send your submission with the following details and a maximum of 3 photographs to: branchchallenge@rlss.org.uk by Thursday 31 May to be included in this year’s showcase:

    • Branch name
    • Club / Group name
    • Your new activity
    • What you’ve learnt from your activity


    The winner of the challenge will be announced at this year’s conference and will also win a QCPR upgrade kit for their branch.

  • 03-06-18 All day

    Ragley Crawl, Open Water Swimming Festival

    Date: Sunday 3 June 2018
    Time: 8:00 – 12:00
    Ragley Hall, Warwickshire B49 5NJ

    The RLSS UK Open Water Swimming Festival, #RagleyCrawl, is returning to Ragley Hall for its fourth year on Sunday 3 June 2018.

    This swimming event will consist of a One-Mile event, a Half-Mile event and a 400m swim. The event is open to all ages, encouraging everyone from first-time dippers to regular participants to get in and enjoy the freedom of the open water. The Rookie Raid will also return with a 200m swim and a 400m run, aimed at those between 8 and 12 years old.

    Ragley Crawl offers the fun of an open water swimming event that everyone can enjoy in a safe, controlled environment. The day will be bursting with family activities and refreshments – all in the aid of drowning prevention. There is a competitive element, but whatever your motivation, we know you will enjoy the experience and better still, you will be supporting RLSS UK to deliver drowning prevention messages and expand safer open water swimming opportunities across the UK. If you would like to help raise funds for RLSS UK by completing the swim, please download our event sponsorship form here.

    To book your place please click here

    *Suitable for swimmers of all abilities and any stroke. Wetsuits are compulsory unless you are wearing a tow float. Tow floats will be available to hire on the day.

    Please note the deadline for booking onto the event is Friday 18 May 2018. There may be places available after this date, please email marketing@rlss.org.uk for further information.

  • 03-06-18 All day

    The Open Water Simulated Emergency Response Competition (SERC) tests the initiative, judgement, knowledge and ability of 4 lifesavers who apply their lifesaving skills to an unknown open water simulated emergency situation whilst working as a team.

    For alternative booking methods and more information about this event please email competitions@rlss.org.uk

  • 29-06-18 All day

    IQL UK Technical Conference and Awards Dinner


    Date: Friday 29 June
    Time: 9.30am Registration
    Venue: Jurys Inn Hinckley Island, Watling Street, Hinckley, LE10 3JA

    After taking a break in 2017, the IQL UK Technical Conference and Awards are back with a bang this summer – Friday 29 June at Hinckley Island.

    Sister conference to our Annual Conference on Saturday and Sunday, the focus will be on Trainer development and will feature a series of keynote industry speakers who are leaders in their field. The fantastic line-up includes the UK’s only Professor in Clinical Traumatology, a British Academy Award winner who has created an innovative virtual-reality app teaching CPR to save lives, a world-leading drowning prevention academic and the co-founder of the world’s most advanced emergency alerting and dispatching platform.

    If that wasn’t enough for one day, the conference also welcomes motivational speakers from the world of international sport and are extremely knowledgeable and entertaining Chief Medical Adviser, Dr Anthony Handley.

    In support, the conference will host a number of trade exhibitors, with plenty of opportunity to view new products and systems that support drowning prevention. To round-off the jam-packed day, the evening promises a relaxed, light-hearted environment to network and enjoy the awards dinner; celebrating the hard work and achievements made by Lifeguards, Trainer Assessors and National Trainer Assessors across the UK.

  • 30-06-18 - 01-07-18 All day

    RLSS UK Conference

    Building on the success of recent years, the RLSS UK Conference is returning to Hinckley Island this summer, taking place on Saturday 30 June – Sunday 1 July.

    Over the past year, we have been busy listening to you and your experience whilst volunteering and participating in RLSS UK activity.

    This year we are committed to making good on our promises of delivering more and better resources, tools and awards for you to continue and grow your lifesaving activities, and we have lots of exciting new opportunities to introduce!

    This year’s conference will showcase the outputs of the Non-Vocational award programme including how to integrate these into your activity, new initiatives such as Club 2020, and the ongoing membership review.

    By signing up for a variety of keynotes and interactive workshops, delegates will enhance their understanding of how best to engage with these new initiatives and build on the excellent work that is currently undertaken.

    We’ll be joined by keynote speakers at the top of their field of expertise who will leave you, as a delegate, brimming with enthusiasm and determined to succeed in your own endeavours.

    The event will allow plenty of opportunity for networking, with the return of the branch challenge, a trade exhibition and a fun-filled evening to let your hair down and catch up with friends, old and new, from across the UK.

  • 13-10-18 All day


    This year our Honours ceremony will take place on Saturday 13 October at the Worcester Cathedral.

    The annual National Honours Ceremony is designed to say thank you to all who contribute to a reduction in drowning in the UK and Ireland.

    The concept underlying the Honours system is that length of service and meritorious work should each be recognised separately. There are, therefore, two series of Honours – Service Honours and Merit Honours. Each series is independent of the other and each has different criteria for eligibility. Individuals may, and often will, hold both Service and Merit Honours and could receive one of each in a single year.  It should be emphasised that both Service Honours and Merit Honours have equal value and are awarded in recognition of valuable work done to support the aims of the Society.

    The Honours process also includes a series of Special Trophies and Awards.

    We invite all members to nominate individuals and groups who are considered worthy of recognition. For more information on each Honours category and to submit Honours click on the tabs below.

    Download the 2018 Honours GuidelinesPlease refer to the Honours Flowchart for further assistance. Friends of the Society nomination forms are available here.

  • 03-11-18 All day

    National Lifesaving Championships 2018

    Date: Saturday 3 November 2018
    Time: 7:30 – 15:30
    Venue: John Charles Centre for Sport, Leeds, LS11 5DJ


  • 16-11-18 - 02-12-18 All day

    The Lifesaving World Championships are being held in Adelaide, South Australia from 16 November to 2 December 2018. We will be hosting competitors, officials, coaches, team managers and spectators from across the globe!

    The Lifesaving World Championships are conducted every 2 years, showcasing excellence in surf sports and rescue; attracting the most talented and skilled surf sports and rescue people to compete for the title of World’s best.

    Don’t forget to #lwc2018 to join the conversation and share your lifesaving images and video!

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