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!
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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.