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The Commonwealth Pool Lifesaving Championships is an international event where swimmers from around the Commonwealth take part in lifesaving sport events.

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Information

The Royal Lifesaving Society.

Patron: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Commonwealth President: HRH Prince Michael Of Kent GCVO

Deputy Commonwealth President: Neville Bayfield OAM

Commonwealth Secretary: John B. Long

RLSS Commonwealth Sport Committee

Greg Mclennan, Australia (Chair)

Ronnie Claudin, United Kingdom

George Clearwater, New Zealand

Carol Devaux, St. Lucia

Doug Ferguson, Canada

John Julyan, South Africa

Barbara Kusanto, Canada

Adrian Lole, United Kingdom

John Long, Commonwealth Secretary

Purushottam Sharma, India.

In the Championships, any one from the Commonwealth can enter. The championship's teams are located in two different Divisions (Division I And Division II).:

Division 1 'Nations
Australia Isle of Man Singapore Canada New Zealand
South Africa England Northern Ireland Wales Guernsey
Scotland
Division 2 'Nations
Anguilla Guyana Papua New Guinea Antigua & Barbuda India
St. Helena Bahamas Jamaica St. Kitts & Nevis Bangladesh
Jersey St. Lucia Barbados Kenya St. Vincent & The Grenadines
Belize Kiribati Samoa Bermuda Lesotho
Seychelles Botswana Malawi Sierra Leone British Virgin Islands
Malaysia Solomon Islands Brunei Maldives Sri Lanka
Cameroon Malta Swaziland Cayman Islands Mauritius
Tanzania Cook Islands Montserrat Tonga Cyprus
Mozambique Trinidad & Tobago Dominica Namibia Turks & Caicos
Falkland Islands Nauru Tuvalu Fiji Nigeria
Uganda Gambia Niue Vanuatu Ghana
Norfolk Island Zambia Gibraltar Pakistan Zimbabwe
Grenada

Each team may send 4 Competitors, One Male team, and One Female Team. The Teams may also send a "Development Team" Every Member of the team 'MUST be 16 years old + on the start day of the championships. Each Championship has their own Race Events:

Division I Division II
Race Event. Max Entries Per Team. Race Event. Max Entries Per Team.
200m Obstacle Swim 2 Competitors 100m Obstacle Swim 2 Competitors
50m Manikin Carry 2 Competitors
Rescue Medley 2 Competitors
100m Manikin Carry With Fins 2 Competitors 100m Manikin Carry With Fins 2 Competitors
100m Manikin Tow with Fins 2 Competitors 100m Manikin Tow with Fins 2 Competitors
200m Superlifesaver 2 Competitors 100m Superlifesaver 2 Competitors
Line Throw 2 Teams Line Throw 2 Teams
4 x 25m Manikin Relay 1 Team ( 4 members )
4 x 50m Obstacle Swim 1 Team ( 4 Members ) 4 x 50m Obstacle Swim 1 Team ( 4 Members )
4 x 50m Medley Relay 1 Team ( 4 Members ) 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1 Team ( 4 Members )
Stimulated Emergency Response 1 Team ( 4 Members ) Stimulated Emergency Response 1 Team ( 4 Members )
Scoring
Place Points Place Points Place Points Place Points
1st 20 5th 13 9th 8 13th 4
2nd 18 6th 12 10th 7 14th 2
3rd 16 7th 11 11th 6 15th 2
4th 14 8th 10 12th 5 16th 1
Competitors Oath:

In the name of all competitors, I promise that we shall respect and abide by the rules of this championship, competing with a spirit of sportsmanship and fair play.

Officials Oath:

In the name of all officials, I promise that we shall officiate in this Championship with the impartially, honoring the rules which govern this competition and the spirit of fair play which inspires them.

Official Opening Declaration:

On behalf of the royal life saving society, I declare these Championships officially open.

Durban 2003

The first championships were held in Durban, South Africa in 2003. Amongst the competitors was a team from Hong Kong

Bath 2006

The second championships were held in Bath, Somerset, England from 24 September to 29 September 2006.

National Team Scores
Country Points
Australia 458
South Africa 439
Canada 415
England 320
Wales 314
N Ireland 220
Scotland 178
Jersey 177
National Development Team Scores
Country Points
South Africa 497
Canada 455
Australia 435
England 399
N Ireland 192

Edmonton 2009

Website : www.rlss2009.com [1]


The Next Commonwealth Pool Lifesaving Championships are taking place in Edmonton, Canada, 2009.

The Conference is taking place between the 9th of June and the 11th of June. With the Championships taking place between the 12th and the 14th of June.

The Next Commonwealth Pool Lifesaving Championships are taking place in Edmonton, Canada, 2009.

The Conference is taking place between the 9th of June and the 11th of June. With the Championships taking place between the 12th and the 14th of June.

The venue of the Championships will be at The Kinsmen Sports Center.

Competition Pool

The Kinsmen Sports Centre is one of the world’s finest fitness and recreation facilities. Located in Edmonton’s beautiful river valley, the centre offers facilities for many sports. It is owned and operated by the City of Edmonton. This swimming complex was built for the 1978 Commonwealth Games. The facility was upgraded in 1998 and again in 2006. It has hosted major sport events including international water polo championships, the 1983 University Games and World Cup Swimming from 1998 to 2001.

Competition pool: 10 lanes, 50 m long x 25 m wide with a depth of 2 to 2.3 m Warm-up pool: 50 m long x 13 m wide with a depth of 1.1 to 1.4 m; bulkhead at 25 m (twelve 25 m lanes)

Distance from University of Alberta (Athletes’ Village & Conference Centre): approximately 2.1 km

Access: public transportation available

Schedule For Edmonton 2009 Commonwealth Lifesaving Championships

Commonwealth Championships Conference .
Date Event Location
Tuesday June 9, 2009
University of Alberta Conference Centre On site Office Bison Room
8:00 - 17:00 Registration - Delegates, Officials, Teams Foyer
9:00 - 17:00 Conference Day 1 Business meetings
9:00 - 12:00 Sport Committee Meeting TBA
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 15:00 Finance Meeting TBA
15:00 - 17:00 CMC Meeting TBA
Event Social
8:00 - 17:00 Event Volunteer orientation and training TBA
19:00 - 21:00 Host Welcome Reception TBA
Wednesday 10, 2009
8:00 - 17:00 Registration - Delegates, Officials, Teams Foyer
9:00 - 17:00 Conference Day 2
9:00 - 10:30 Key note and conference opening ceremony AM TBA
10:30 - 11:00 Tea Main Hall
11:00 - 16:30 Key Officials meeting and site visit - Meet Manager, Meet Referee, Deputy Referee, Event Manager, Safety, Kinsmen Host, Scoring, SERC Referee TBA
11:00 - 12:00 Stream A Or Stream B TBA
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 14:00 Stream A or Stream B TBA
4:00 - 15:00 Stream A or Stream B TBA
15:00 - 15:30 Tea Main Hall
15:30 - 16:30 Stream A or Stream B TBA
19:00 - 21:00 Civic Reception TBA
Thursday 11, 2009
8:00 - 15:00 Registration - Delegates, Officials, Teams Foyer
9:00 - 17:00 Conference Day 3
9:00 - 10:30 Championship Opening Ceremonies AM TBA
10:30 - 11:00 Tea Main Hall
11:00 - 12:00 Stream A or Stream B TBA
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch Main Hall
13:00 - 14:00 Conference Closing Ceremony TBA
14:00 - 14:30 Tea Main Hall
15:00 Final Team Check In Foyer
14:30 - 17:30 General Assembly TBA
17:00 - 18:30 Team Managers Meeting TBA
18:30 - 20:30 Officials Meeting TBA
Event Social Free Night Championship Socials
Friday 12, 2009 Possible 2011 Host Reception TBA
Saturday 13, 2009 Free Night or Possible Officials Social TBA
Sunday 14, 2009 Banquet TBA
Commonwealth Championships Schedule.
Date Event Location
Friday 12, 2009 Championship Day 1
7:00 - 8:45 Heat Warm Up Kinsmen Center
8:00 - 8:45 Coaches and Officials Meeting TBA
9:00 -14:15 Heats:

100 Obstacle Swim

200 Obstacle Swim

4 x 50 Obstacle Relay

Line Throw

100 Manikin Carry w Fins

Main Pool
14:15 - 15:15 Final Warm Up Warm Up Pool
15:30 Finals

100 Obstacle Swim Div II B Final Div II A Final

200 Obstacle Swim Div I Develop A Final Div I Nat B Final Div I Nat A Final

4 x 50 Obstacle Relay Div II B Final Div II A Final Div I Develop A Final Div I Nat B Final Div I Nat A Final

Line Throw Div II B Final Div II A Final Div I Develop A Final Div I Nat B Final Div I Nat A Final

100 Manikin Carry w Fins Div II B Final Div II A Final Div I Develop A Final Div I Nat B Final Div I Nat A Final

Main Pool
18:00 Time Out Possible 2013 Host Reception/Social
Saturday 13, 2009 Championship Day 2
7:00 - 8:45 Heats Warm Up Kinsmen Center
8:00 - 8:45 Coaches & Officials Meeting TBA
9:00 - 14:15 Heats

100 Super Lifesaver 200 Super Lifesaver 100 Manikin Tow w Fins 50 Manikin Carry

Main Pool
13:00 - 13:30 Medal Ceremonies Day 1 VIPs
14:15 - 15:15 Final Warm Up
15:30 Finals

100 Super Lifesaver Div II B Final Div II A Final

200 Super Lifesaver Div I Develop A Final Div I Nat B Final Div I Nat A Final

100 Manikin Tow w Fins Div II B Final Div II A Final Div I Develop A Final Div I Nat B Final Div I Nat A Final


50 Manikin Carry Div I Develop A Final Div I Nat B Final Div I Nat A Final

Main Pool
18:00 Time Out Free Night
Sunday 14, 2009 Championship Day 3
7:00 - 7:45 Coaches Meeting Kinsmen Center
7:45 Officials Meeting
8:15 Lock Up Closes
9:00 Final Main Pool
10:30 - 11:30 Reset Pool & Warm Up
11:30 Heats Main Pool

100 Rescue Medley 4 x 25 Manikin Relay 4 x 50 Medley Relay

13:00 - 13:30 Medal Ceremonies Day 2 VIPs
14:00 - 15:00 Final Warm Up Warm Up Pool
15:00 Finals

100 Rescue Medley Div I Develop A Final Div I Nat B Final Div I Nat A Final

4 x 25 Manikin Relay Div I Develop A Final Div I Nat B Final Div I Nat A Final

4 x 50 Medley Relay Div II B Final Div II A Final Div I Develop A Final Div I Nat B Final Div I Nat A Final

Main Pool
16:30 Time Out
19:00 Banquet & Presentations TBA
19:00 Cocktails TBA
19:45 Dinner Main Hall
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