Lifesaving sports are full of action and adrenaline, and encourage lifesavers to develop, maintain and improve the essential physical and mental skills needed to save lives in the aquatic environment.

The Lifesaving World Championships, occurring every two years, showcases elite lifesaving sport athletes going head-to-head in competition to take away the World Champion status. At the 2024 Lifesaving World Championships, competitors from all over the world will compete in many lifesaving disciplines, in the ocean, on the beach and in the pool, across 18 days of competition.

To understand what each sporting event involves, click on a discipline below.