The countdown has been on for the Grand opening of The World Games 2022 in Birmingham, USA. The eleventh edition of the multi-sport event will start on the evening of 7 July in the Protective Stadium. IOC President Thomas Bach will be present at the Opening Ceremony. The Games in the state of Alabama will see 3,600 athletes strive for The World Games gold in 34 sports and 223 medal events.
Lifesaving is one of those 34 sports and 100 athletes will race in 16 medal events. We will have the best racing against the best on 10 and 11 July in the Birmingham Crossplex Natatorium.
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, 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)
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS