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History of Lifesaving

Lifesaving is a sport played in indoor swimming pools, in the same way that pool lifeguards are trained. The sport consists of a series of competition disciplines intended to develop and demonstrate lifesaving skills, fitness and motivation. Life Saving tests an athlete’s skills in rescue, accident prevention and emergency care. The events of Lifesaving replicate common rescue techniques and include Mannequin Carry (an athlete swimming and diving to recover a submerged mannequin and carrying it back to the finish), and Mannequin Tow (an athlete swimming to a mannequin, affixing a rescue tube around it and towing it back to the finish).

Country of Origin

  • Australia

Popular Countries

  • Australia, United Kingdom, United States

2017 World Games Champion (country)

  • 100m Manikin Carry with Fins – Italy (men), Australia (women)
  • 100m Manikin Tow with Fins – Italy (men), France (women)
  • 200m Obstacle Swim – Australia (men), Italy (women)
  • 200m Super Lifesaver – Italy (men & women)
  • 50m Manikin Carry – Germany (men), China (women)
  • Team 4x25m Manikin Relay – Germany (men), Belgium (women)
  • Team 4x50m Medley Relay – Italy (men), Germany (women)
  • Team 4x50m Obstacle Relay – Japan (men), France (women)

Editions Participated in The World Games

  • 9

Lifesaving Schedule

The schedule will be posted in 2021.

Lifesaving Results

The results will be posted in 2022.

Lifesaving Photos

Lifesaving News