LIFE SAVING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2024

20 AUGUST – 8 SEPTEMBER 2024

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THE SURF SPORTS
EVENT OF THE YEAR

The Gold Coast, Australia will host the world’s best surf lifesavers in an action-packed 18 days of competition.

Join us for sun, sea, surf and excitement Australia’s most stunning beach.

5000+ ATHLETES
50+ NATIONS
18 DAYS
100% ADRENALINE

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LATEST NEWS

Developing Nations to Benefit from LWC24 Initiative

Twenty countries will be helped on their way to the Lifesaving World Championships 2024 on the Gold Coast after being accepted into the event’s Developing Nations Incentive Program. Surf Life Saving Queensland and International Life Saving (ILS) developed the initiative to further promote ILS’s objectives to lead, collaborate and partner

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Mastering Ocean Rescue Event

The surf sport discipline of ocean rescue not only focuses on the athleticism of competing lifesavers, but it also tests their knowledge and vital skills required to excel as a patrolling member. Ocean rescue events typically involve lifesavers competing in a simulated rescue or accident scenario, in which their management

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Ocean Board – A Beginner’s Guide

Top ocean board riders converge to go head-to-head in a test of strength, balance, and ocean knowledge at the Lifesaving World Championships 2024. This blog breaks down the pulse-pounding action of the ocean board events, where competitors negotiate the surf, race past buoys, and compete to be the first back

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LIFE SAVING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2024

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📢 Are you ready to be part of something extraordinary? Join us as a valued volunteer and embark on a journey that promises unforgettable experiences and lifelong memories.
 
🌊 Picture yourself creating lasting memories, forging new friendships, and making a real difference. This is your chance to be part of something truly extraordinary! 🙌 
🌟 Gain invaluable work experience, meet incredible people from around the world, and play a crucial role in bringing this global event to life. Don't miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Apply now and become a key player in the excitement, camaraderie, and global impact of the Lifesaving World Championships 2024! 🏅 https://www.lwc2024.com/info/volunteer/

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📢 Are you ready to be part of something extraordinary? Join us as a valued volunteer and embark on a journey that promises unforgettable experiences and lifelong memories.

🌊 Picture yourself creating lasting memories, forging new friendships, and making a real difference. This is your chance to be part of something truly extraordinary! 🙌
🌟 Gain invaluable work experience, meet incredible people from around the world, and play a crucial role in bringing this global event to life. Don`t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Apply now and become a key player in the excitement, camaraderie, and global impact of the Lifesaving World Championships 2024! 🏅 https://www.lwc2024.com/info/volunteer/

Proudly Partnered with @qldgov @queensland @experience_gc @destinationgoldcoast @slsaustralia @lifesavingqld

#lwc2024 #seeyouin2024 #GC2024 #experiencegoldcoast #playgoldcoast #thisisqueensland
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📸 Journalists and photographers must apply for media accreditation in order to be granted access to media-accessible areas at Lifesaving World Championships 2024 venues. This may include competition areas and press rooms. 📰

✅ Applicants must be working media or an official Press Attache for a national team. Please note that working media will be prioritised for competition area access above team officials. 

🗓️ Applications will open on Monday 15 June – details on how to apply will be posted here closer to the date.

Head to the website to register your interest  https://www.lwc2024.com/media-2/

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#lwc2024 #seeyouin2024 #GC2024 #experiencegoldcoast #playgoldcoast #thisisqueensland

📸 Journalists and photographers must apply for media accreditation in order to be granted access to media-accessible areas at Lifesaving World Championships 2024 venues. This may include competition areas and press rooms. 📰

✅ Applicants must be working media or an official Press Attache for a national team. Please note that working media will be prioritised for competition area access above team officials.

🗓️ Applications will open on Monday 15 June – details on how to apply will be posted here closer to the date.

Head to the website to register your interest https://www.lwc2024.com/media-2/

Proudly Partnered with @qldgov @queensland @experience_gc @destinationgoldcoast @slsaustralia @lifesavingqld

#lwc2024 #seeyouin2024 #GC2024 #experiencegoldcoast #playgoldcoast #thisisqueensland
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🌊 Get ready to witness the ultimate test of strength, balance, and ocean knowledge! 🏄‍♂️🏄‍♀️ Join us as top ocean board riders from around the globe go head-to-head 🏖️ From navigating the surf to racing past buoys, it's all about catching that perfect wave and reaching the finishing line! Don't miss out on the adrenaline-packed action! 🌊

Proudly Partnered with @qldgov @queensland @experience_gc @destinationgoldcoast @slsaustralia @lifesavingqld

#lwc2024 #seeyouin2024 #GC2024 #experiencegoldcoast #playgoldcoast #thisisqueensland

🌊 Get ready to witness the ultimate test of strength, balance, and ocean knowledge! 🏄‍♂️🏄‍♀️ Join us as top ocean board riders from around the globe go head-to-head 🏖️ From navigating the surf to racing past buoys, it`s all about catching that perfect wave and reaching the finishing line! Don`t miss out on the adrenaline-packed action! 🌊

Proudly Partnered with @qldgov @queensland @experience_gc @destinationgoldcoast @slsaustralia @lifesavingqld

#lwc2024 #seeyouin2024 #GC2024 #experiencegoldcoast #playgoldcoast #thisisqueensland
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📢 Race One Surf Craft is proud to be the official surf craft provider for the Lifesaving World Championships 2024.

They offer a wide range of hire equipment, including boards, paddles, and skis. 🌊🏄‍♀️ Whether you're an individual competitor, part of a club, or representing your national team, ensure you secure your equipment rentals for the championships today! ➡️ Book now: https://bit.ly/3ObfEr7

Proudly Partnered with @qldgov @queensland @experience_gc @destinationgoldcoast @slsaustralia @lifesavingqld

#lwc2024 #seeyouin2024 #GC2024 #experiencegoldcoast #playgoldcoast #thisisqueensland

📢 Race One Surf Craft is proud to be the official surf craft provider for the Lifesaving World Championships 2024.

They offer a wide range of hire equipment, including boards, paddles, and skis. 🌊🏄‍♀️ Whether you`re an individual competitor, part of a club, or representing your national team, ensure you secure your equipment rentals for the championships today! ➡️ Book now: https://bit.ly/3ObfEr7

Proudly Partnered with @qldgov @queensland @experience_gc @destinationgoldcoast @slsaustralia @lifesavingqld

#lwc2024 #seeyouin2024 #GC2024 #experiencegoldcoast #playgoldcoast #thisisqueensland
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🚫 Clean sport is our priority at the Lifesaving World Championships 2024! All participants, including athletes, coaches, medical staff, and officials, are reminded of their anti-doping responsibilities. Educate yourself and uphold the integrity of the game. 🏊‍♂️💪

Head to our website to find out more about Anti-Doping Statement: https://www.lwc2024.com/rules-guides/

Proudly Partnered with @qldgov @queensland @experience_gc @destinationgoldcoast @slsaustralia @lifesavingqld

#lwc2024 #seeyouin2024 #GC2024 #experiencegoldcoast #playgoldcoast #thisisqueensland

🚫 Clean sport is our priority at the Lifesaving World Championships 2024! All participants, including athletes, coaches, medical staff, and officials, are reminded of their anti-doping responsibilities. Educate yourself and uphold the integrity of the game. 🏊‍♂️💪

Head to our website to find out more about Anti-Doping Statement: https://www.lwc2024.com/rules-guides/

Proudly Partnered with @qldgov @queensland @experience_gc @destinationgoldcoast @slsaustralia @lifesavingqld

#lwc2024 #seeyouin2024 #GC2024 #experiencegoldcoast #playgoldcoast #thisisqueensland
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Queensland is Australia's FAVOURITE holiday spot! 🌊👏⁣
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With 28.1% of the nation's holiday expenditure in 2023, according to #Tourism Research Australia, it's clear that Queensland is the real deal! 🎣⁣
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From record-breaking spending reaching $28.3 billion, to international visitors staying almost six days longer, the Sunshine State is on a winning streak 🌞⁣
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Now is the time to plan your getaway to Queensland today! 🌴⁣

Thank you, @qldtourismdevelopment, for partnering with us to deliver an unforgettable experience for you! ❤️💛

Find out more about what the Department of Tourism, Innovation and Sports has to offer 👉 https://www.dtis.qld.gov.au/

Proudly Partnered with @qldgov @queensland @experience_gc @destinationgoldcoast @slsaustralia @lifesavingqld

#lwc2024 #seeyouin2024 #GC2024 #experiencegoldcoast #playgoldcoast #thisisqueensland

Queensland is Australia`s FAVOURITE holiday spot! 🌊👏⁣

With 28.1% of the nation`s holiday expenditure in 2023, according to #Tourism Research Australia, it`s clear that Queensland is the real deal! 🎣⁣

From record-breaking spending reaching $28.3 billion, to international visitors staying almost six days longer, the Sunshine State is on a winning streak 🌞⁣

Now is the time to plan your getaway to Queensland today! 🌴⁣

Thank you, @qldtourismdevelopment, for partnering with us to deliver an unforgettable experience for you! ❤️💛

Find out more about what the Department of Tourism, Innovation and Sports has to offer 👉 https://www.dtis.qld.gov.au/

Proudly Partnered with @qldgov @queensland @experience_gc @destinationgoldcoast @slsaustralia @lifesavingqld

#lwc2024 #seeyouin2024 #GC2024 #experiencegoldcoast #playgoldcoast #thisisqueensland
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🚫 Clean sport is our priority at the Lifesaving World Championships 2024! All participants, including athletes, coaches, medical staff, and officials, are reminded of their anti-doping responsibilities. Educate yourself and uphold the integrity of the game. 🏊‍♂️💪

Head to our website to find out more about Anti-Doping Statement: https://www.lwc2024.com/rules-guides/

Proudly Partnered with @qldgov @queensland @experience_gc @destinationgoldcoast @slsaustralia @lifesavingqld

#lwc2024 #seeyouin2024 #GC2024 #experiencegoldcoast #playgoldcoast #thisisqueensland

🚫 Clean sport is our priority at the Lifesaving World Championships 2024! All participants, including athletes, coaches, medical staff, and officials, are reminded of their anti-doping responsibilities. Educate yourself and uphold the integrity of the game. 🏊‍♂️💪

Head to our website to find out more about Anti-Doping Statement: https://www.lwc2024.com/rules-guides/

Proudly Partnered with @qldgov @queensland @experience_gc @destinationgoldcoast @slsaustralia @lifesavingqld

#lwc2024 #seeyouin2024 #GC2024 #experiencegoldcoast #playgoldcoast #thisisqueensland
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🌟 Bathed in sunshine from the ocean to the hinterland, the Gold Coast is Australia’s best known and loved beachside city. From our ancient rainforests and world-class waves to a thriving food and culture scene and the thrill of theme park rollercoasters, the Gold Coast embodies a fresh energy that inspires visitors to play their own way. 🏊‍♂️🏖️ While we have venues, events and attractions that showcase our sophisticated side, our city still maintains its coastal town soul. 🌴🌏 Discover a destination where you let go and find your flow. Browse accommodation, entertainment, attractions, tours and restaurants here:  https://www.destinationgoldcoast.com/

Proudly Partnered with @qldgov @queensland @experience_gc @destinationgoldcoast @slsaustralia @lifesavingqld

#lwc2024 #seeyouin2024 #GC2024 #experiencegoldcoast #playgoldcoast #thisisqueensland

🌟 Bathed in sunshine from the ocean to the hinterland, the Gold Coast is Australia’s best known and loved beachside city. From our ancient rainforests and world-class waves to a thriving food and culture scene and the thrill of theme park rollercoasters, the Gold Coast embodies a fresh energy that inspires visitors to play their own way. 🏊‍♂️🏖️ While we have venues, events and attractions that showcase our sophisticated side, our city still maintains its coastal town soul. 🌴🌏 Discover a destination where you let go and find your flow. Browse accommodation, entertainment, attractions, tours and restaurants here: https://www.destinationgoldcoast.com/

Proudly Partnered with @qldgov @queensland @experience_gc @destinationgoldcoast @slsaustralia @lifesavingqld

#lwc2024 #seeyouin2024 #GC2024 #experiencegoldcoast #playgoldcoast #thisisqueensland
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🏊‍♂️ The event we now know as the Lifesaving World Championships, was originally founded by World Life Saving (WLS) when they conducted both beach and ocean-based events in South Africa in 1974 for the first ever world championships for lifesaving activities. It was then in 1988 at the WLS World Championships, that saw ocean and pool events paired in a competition together. Five years later, the WLS and FIS lifesaving organisations combined forces and merged to become the International Life Saving Federation (ILS). 

Since its official formation in 1996, the ILS Lifesaving World Championships have been a reoccurring event hosted every two years in a new location and is often referred to as “Rescue”. The Lifesaving World Championships have taken place in a variety of locations over the years, from Australia to Europe and more.

In 2014 the word “Rescue” was replaced with the term “Lifesaving World Championships” (LWC) to better describe the ILS LWC and to delineate from the biennial ILS World Conference on Drowning Prevention.

To read more about the Lifesaving World Championships head to the website ➡️https://www.lwc2024.com/info/history/

Proudly Partnered with @qldgov @queensland @experience_gc @destinationgoldcoast @slsaustralia @lifesavingqld
 
#lwc2024 #seeyouin2024 #GC2024 #experiencegoldcoast #playgoldcoast #thisisqueensland

🏊‍♂️ The event we now know as the Lifesaving World Championships, was originally founded by World Life Saving (WLS) when they conducted both beach and ocean-based events in South Africa in 1974 for the first ever world championships for lifesaving activities. It was then in 1988 at the WLS World Championships, that saw ocean and pool events paired in a competition together. Five years later, the WLS and FIS lifesaving organisations combined forces and merged to become the International Life Saving Federation (ILS).

Since its official formation in 1996, the ILS Lifesaving World Championships have been a reoccurring event hosted every two years in a new location and is often referred to as “Rescue”. The Lifesaving World Championships have taken place in a variety of locations over the years, from Australia to Europe and more.

In 2014 the word “Rescue” was replaced with the term “Lifesaving World Championships” (LWC) to better describe the ILS LWC and to delineate from the biennial ILS World Conference on Drowning Prevention.

To read more about the Lifesaving World Championships head to the website ➡️https://www.lwc2024.com/info/history/

Proudly Partnered with @qldgov @queensland @experience_gc @destinationgoldcoast @slsaustralia @lifesavingqld

#lwc2024 #seeyouin2024 #GC2024 #experiencegoldcoast #playgoldcoast #thisisqueensland
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🌴 Explore paradise on the Gold Coast! 🏖️ Immerse yourself in sun-kissed beaches, thrilling adventures, and vibrant nightlife. 🌟 From surfing at sunrise to sipping cocktails at sunset, every moment is pure bliss. 🌅 Plan your unforgettable getaway now!

Visit the website to find out more: https://majoreventsgc.com/

Proudly Partnered with @qldgov @queensland @experience_gc @destinationgoldcoast @slsaustralia @lifesavingqld
 
#lwc2024 #seeyouin2024 #GC2024 #experiencegoldcoast #playgoldcoast #thisisqueensland

🌴 Explore paradise on the Gold Coast! 🏖️ Immerse yourself in sun-kissed beaches, thrilling adventures, and vibrant nightlife. 🌟 From surfing at sunrise to sipping cocktails at sunset, every moment is pure bliss. 🌅 Plan your unforgettable getaway now!

Visit the website to find out more: https://majoreventsgc.com/

Proudly Partnered with @qldgov @queensland @experience_gc @destinationgoldcoast @slsaustralia @lifesavingqld

#lwc2024 #seeyouin2024 #GC2024 #experiencegoldcoast #playgoldcoast #thisisqueensland
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🌟 March Past is one of Surf Life Saving's original events, representing the traditional discipline of a surf lifesaver. Teams often dressed in full-length club swimming costumes, march in formation in time to music around a set course carrying a surf reel, line and belt and following their flag bearer. 🎶 Teams are judged on factors such as timing, arm and leg swing, space and dressing, body carriage and presentation. 🏅

Proudly Partnered with @qldgov @queensland @experience_gc @destinationgoldcoast @slsaustralia @lifesavingqld
 
#lwc2024 #seeyouin2024 #GC2024 #experiencegoldcoast #playgoldcoast #thisisqueensland

🌟 March Past is one of Surf Life Saving`s original events, representing the traditional discipline of a surf lifesaver. Teams often dressed in full-length club swimming costumes, march in formation in time to music around a set course carrying a surf reel, line and belt and following their flag bearer. 🎶 Teams are judged on factors such as timing, arm and leg swing, space and dressing, body carriage and presentation. 🏅

Proudly Partnered with @qldgov @queensland @experience_gc @destinationgoldcoast @slsaustralia @lifesavingqld

#lwc2024 #seeyouin2024 #GC2024 #experiencegoldcoast #playgoldcoast #thisisqueensland
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