Attica
Location

4-5/06/2022

The Hellenic Red Cross is pleased to announce the conduct of OPEN and Qualifying Lifeguard Races for the World Lifesaving Championship (LWC-2022) to be held in late September in Riccione, Italy.

The OCEAN EVENTS will be held at Artemida Beach, on June 4th, and the POOL EVENTS at a swimming pool in Attica, on June 5th.

Eligible to participate in the OPEN category, has any person who wishes to try the Lifesaving competitions and who meets the conditions:
a) age criteria based on the limits set by the International Lifeguard Federation (15-19 Junior, 16-30 Open,> 30 Masters), and
b) will present a medical certificate for the perfection of his health and the possibility of his / her participation in competitive activities.

Eligible to participate in the QUALIFYING category, has every certified lifeguard who is either a volunteer of the Hellenic Cross, or will become a probationary volunteer of the Hellenic Red Cross after attending an web conference. The conference will take place on May 28, 2022, where the following will be presented: a) The Fundamental Principles and the Ethics of the Hellenic Red Cross, as well as b) the First Aid and Rescue protocols of the Hellenic Red Cross.

The OCEAN EVENTS that will be held and in which you can register, are the following:

Open Category:

  1. Beach sprint (90-m) watch the explanatory video 
  2. Beach flags watch the explanatory video 
  3. Run Swim Run watch the explanatory video
  4. Board Race watch the explanatory video

The entry fee per person, to cover operating costs, amounts to 15 € and you can choose to participate in two of the above events.

Qualifying Category:

  1. Board Race watch the explanatory video
  2. Run Swim Run watch the explanatory video
  3. Beach sprint (90-m) watch the explanatory video 
  4. Beach flags watch the explanatory video 
  5. Rescue Tube Rescue watch the explanatory video

The entry fee per person, to cover operating costs, amounts to 30 €.

There is also the possibility, if the above conditions are met, to make group applications for participation, from Lifeguard Schools or Sports Teams with a 20% discount, in groups of 4 or more.

The POOL EVENTS that will be held and in which you can register, are the following:

  1. 100-m OBSTACLE SWIM watch the explanatory video
  2. 4X50-m OBSTACLE RELAY watch the explanatory video
  3. 100-m MANIKIN TOW WITH FINS watch the explanatory video
  4. 50-m MANIKIN CARRY watch the explanatory video
  5. 100-m RESCUE MEDLEY watch the explanatory video
  6. 100-m MANIKIN CARRY WITH FINS watch the explanatory video
  7. LINE THROW watch the explanatory video
  8. POOL LIFESAVER RELAY watch the explanatory video 

The equipment that will be used will be in accordance with the specifications set out in the ILS COMPETITION RULEBOOK, 2019 EDITION, 4THREVITION. Each participant is obliged to bring their own individual equipment depending on the sport (s) they will register, as well as to make sure that they meet the international standards. Equipment will be available for the OPEN category. You will be informed in particular about your equipment, after declaring the races.

A total of 12 people (6 women, 6 men) from each of the three categories (OPEN, YOUTH & MASTERS) as defined by ILS (International Life saving Federation) are eligible to participate in the World Lifesaving Championship, to be held in RICCIONI, Italy. The Hellenic Red Cross will cover the expenses of the six (6) most dominant athletes from the QUALIFYING category (male & female from the Open & Youth categories only). The classification of competing lifeguards will be done according to the racing scoring system followed by the ILS. Those who qualify beyond the six (6) winners (and up to the maximum number of entrants who can register with the ILS) can participate in the World Lifesaving Championship, at their own expense.

For further information, you can contact lifeguards@redcross.gr.

We wish good luck to everyone

The President of the HRC,
Mr. Dr Antonios Avgerinos

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LIFESAVING RACES OPEN 15.00

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LIFESAVING RACES QUALIFYING 30.00

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