Relive Rescue 2012

The 2012 Lifesaving World Championships – Rescue 2012 was held in Adelaide, South Australia, from November 7-18, 2012 and included five separate competitions:

  • World National Team Championships
  • World Interclub Championships,
  • World Masters Championships,
  • World Surf Boat Championships, and
  • World Inflatable Rescue Boat Championships.

Beach, National Teams and all IRB events were held at Glenelg Beach. Christies Beach was the home of all Masters, Interclub and Surf Boat events. The South Australian Aquatic and Leisure Centre hosted all Pool events.

The Lifesaving World Championships are returning to Adelaide, South Australia, from November 17 – December 2, 2018 and with the addition on the Youth Interclub Championships and Youth National Championships we are expecting the Lifesaving World Championships in 2018 to be bigger and better than 2012!

Watch the video below which is a brilliant package from Rescue 2012!


Follow Us On Social Media – @lwcadelaide2018

A wide variety of posts will be released via our social media channels to target the LWC Adelaide 2018 worldwide audience. These posts will include:

  • Key stakeholder/sponsor messages
  • News items from LWC2018, the ILS and organisations affiliated with the ILS
  • Promote LWC2018 social media channels
  • Profiles of local, national and international athletes
  • Promotion of various disciplines that form LWC2018
  • Profiling Volunteers, celebrating their contribution with followers
  • A variety of posts to engage the user such as #TBT, ‘The weekend is almost here’ and ‘hump day’.

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Send Us Your Stories

Want to send us through your own story? We have a section on the website where we want YOU to send through your story. We don’t care if you are an athlete, coach, official, spectator or team manager, we want to share stories from around the globe!

Click here to be redirected to our ‘Upload Your Stories’ section of the website.


Lifesaving World Championships Adelaide 2018 Goes LIVE!

In December 2014 the Board of the International Life Saving Federation [ILS] voted unanimously in its support for Adelaide to host the 2018 Lifesaving World Championships [LWC  Adelaide  2018]. The ILS Lifesaving World Championships are conducted every two 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 Worlds’ best.  It is an opportunity to profile the Lifesaving Movement, the important role they play as an emergency service and highlight their contribution to community.

LWC Adelaide 2018 is proudly South Australian and an exciting addition to the States’ Major Events calendar.   Through the delivery of a world class event and experience for competitors and audiences, South Australia will build credibility that will support future bids to regularly host the World Championships.

The competition program is delivered over 16 days with an official opening and closing ceremony to welcome and farewell competitors and visitors.

Ride the Wave is a community program of events aimed at raising awareness of the Lifesaving Movement, Surf Lifesaving SA’s programs and surf sports. It will be delivered over 24 months, culminating in the opportunity to participate in a community activity at the LWC2018.

A full schedule of festive activities will be developed to support the LWC competition program, and to ensure an enjoyable and memorable experience is had by visitors, competitors and community.

The program will showcase Adelaide and surrounding areas, offering tours, activities and events in the City of Holdfast Bay, City of Adelaide, Adelaide Hills and McLaren Vale.