INTERNATIONAL LIFE SAVING FEDERATION COMPETITION Flags and Beach Sprint for Interclub and National Teams

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  • INTERNATIONAL LIFE SAVING FEDERATION

    CCOOMMPPEETTIITTIIOONN MMAANNUUAALL Rules, Standards and Procedures for World Lifesaving Championships

    and ILS-sanctioned Competitions

  • Section 11

    ILS COMPETITION MANUAL Rules, Standards and Procedures for World Lifesaving Championships and ILS- sanctioned Competitions

    Published by the International Life Saving Federation Gemeenteplein 26, 3010 Leuven, Belgium Email: ils.hq@pandora.be Telephone: (32) (16) 35 35 00 Fax: (32) (16) 35 01 02 Web: www.ilsf.org

    The International Life Saving Federation works to enhance safety and preserve human life in aquatic environments. ILS leads the worldwide effort to reduce injury and death in, on, or around the water.

    July 2007 Edition

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  • INTERNATIONAL LIFE SAVING FEDERATION

    COMPETITION MANUAL Rules, Standards and Procedures for World Lifesaving Championships

    and ILS-sanctioned Competitions

  • ii – ILS COMPETITION MANUAL (2007)

    ILS BOARD OF DIRECTORS

    President Alan B. Whelpton AO Secretary General Dr. Harald Vervaecke, PhD

    Vice Presidents Gen. Dr. Yousry Dawoud, PhD, Africa B. Chris Brewster, Americas Robert Bradley, Asia/Pacific Dr. Klaus Wilkens, PhD, Europe

    Directors Paolo Barelli, Italy Joan Duncan, Canada John Martin, United Kingdom Jelle Meintsma, South Africa Frank Nolan, Ireland Ronald E. Rankin, AM, Australia Dr. David Szpilman, MD, Brazil Bertil Werner, Sweden Kenneth White, United Kingdom Dr. Patrick Yeung, PhD, Hong Kong Dr. Chelvaraj Abdullah Zaid, Malaysia Clive Holland (Observer), RLSS

    Sport Commission Commissioner Jelle Meintsma, South Africa

    Chair – Technical & Rules Committee

    John Martin, United Kingdom

    Chair – Anti-Doping Committee

    TBA

    Chair – Sport Development Committee

    Greg McLennan, Australia

    Chair – Event Management

    Committee

    David Thompson, Australia

    Chair – Athletes Committee

    Jeff Arthurs, Canada

  • ILS COMPETITION MANUAL (2007) – iii

    ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The International Life Saving Federation thanks the many lifesaving organisations and individuals who helped shape lifesaving competition around the world.

    In particular, ILS acknowledges the following for their significant contributions to the fourth edition (2007) of this competition manual:

    Greg Allum, Surf Life Saving Australia Limited

    Jeff Arthurs, Lifesaving Society Canada

    Edward L.M. Bean, Lifesaving Society Canada

    B. Chris Brewster, United States Lifesaving Association

    Doug Ferguson, Lifesaving Society Canada

    Frans Kenis, Belgian Life Saving Federation

    John Martin, Surf Life Saving Association of Great Britain

    Greg McLennan, Royal Life Saving Society Australia

    Jelle Meintsma, Lifesaving South Africa

    Dr. Detlev Mohr, Deutsche Lebens-Rettungs-Gesellschaft

    Perry Smith, Lifesaving Society Canada

    David Thompson, Surf Life Saving Australia Limited

    Jolanda van Dalen, Lifesaving Brigades – The Netherlands

    Brian Velvin, Surf Life Saving New Zealand

    Dr. Harald Vervaecke, PhD, ILS Secretary General

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    LIFESAVING AND SPORT Sport is an intrinsic activity of the International Life Saving Federation (ILS). It helps to develop our lifesavers' skills, knowledge, and techniques; and lifesaving sport plays an essential role in cementing the trans-continental relationships of our member organisations.

    The humanitarian mission of the ILS is to save lives, and through the encouragement and conduct of sporting activities, we equip our members with the ability to carry out this mission.

    ILS is a truly global organisation and it is pleasing to see the cooperation and information exchange of which our member organisations are so happy to be a part.

    Lifesaving sport is a component of this exchange, and ILS World Lifesaving Championships play an important part in bringing together the worlds’ lifesavers on a regular basis – helping our members to learn from the experience of other countries and to challenge themselves to improve and perform.

    As ILS President, I pay tribute to the forebears of our organisations, who played such a leading role in developing the Fédération Internationale de Sauvetage Aquatique (FIS), World Life Saving (WLS) and the single, global organisation which resulted from the merging of these two organisations – the International Life Saving Federation.

    I thank the members of the ILS Sport Commission’s Technical & Rules Committee and all other contributors for their dedication in composing this competition manual. I also thank all members of the Sport Commission for their constant endeavours to promote international lifesaving competitions around the world.

    I congratulate ILS member lifesaving organisations on the continuing growth in participation in lifesaving sport and the ILS world championships.

    Alan B. Whelpton AO President, International Life Saving Federation

  • ILS COMPETITION MANUAL (2007) – v

    PREFACE TO THE FOURTH EDITION ILS updates and publishes each edition of the ILS Competition Manual at least 12 months prior to the next world championships.

    Each edition benefits from the learning at the previous World Lifesaving Championships. This fourth edition has been influenced by the experience of organisers, competitors, coaches and officials at Rescue 2006 in Geelong and Lorne, Australia, and this edition applies to the 2008 World Lifesaving Championships in Berlin and Warnemünde, Germany.

    Experience continues to be an excellent teacher. In this edition, the ILS Technical & Rules Committee made these significant changes: • In the programme of events for Rescue 2008 (2.3):

    • An increase in the number of entries per team from one to two in 100 m Rescue Medley, 100 m Manikin Tow with Fins, Beach Flags and Beach Sprint for Interclub and National Teams.

    • New names for the Ironman / Ironwoman and Taplin Relay, the Oceanman / Oceanwoman and Oceanman / Oceanwoman Relay respectively.

    • Addition of 100 m Manikin Tow with Fins and Line Throw events, and removal of the Rescue Tube Race event in Masters championship.

    • All Masters pool events shall be conducted as time-finals. • Qualifying times for Rescue 2008 shall be the world record time at

    December 31, 2006 plus 25 per cent. To enter an event, a competitor must have equalled or bettered the qualifying time for that event at competitions within the period beginning with the first day of the previous World Lifesaving Championships to the entry deadline for the upcoming World Lifesaving Championships.

    • The ILS Management Committee shall levy penalties on competitors whose performance is slower than the qualifying time (3.2).

    • In pool events (4.3), “surfacing the manikin” and “carrying the manikin” judging criteria apply only after top of the manikin’s head crosses the relevant 5 m line or 10 m line.

    • In the 5 m start zone or in the changeover zone of the Manikin Relay event, competitors are not judged on “carrying the manikin” criteria.

    • In pool events (4.3), when towing a manikin competitors must secure the manikin correctly. Correctly means the rescue tube is secured around the body and under both arms of the manikin, and clipped to an O-ring.

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    Beyond the 5 m pick-up zone, competitors must tow the correctly secured manikin with the line of the rescue tube fully extended and maintain the manikin’s mouth and nose above the surface.

    • In the Line Throw event, the completion time limit is increased to 45 seconds. The thrower must keep at least one foot wholly within the throw zone. Competitors who exit the throw zone while pulling the victim or prior to the 45-second completion signal shall be disqualified. The victim being towed to the finish edge shall be disqualified for climbing the throw line hand-over-hand, but may release the line with one hand for the sole purpose of touching the finish wall.

    • The one-start rule shall be used in all Ocean events. • In the Rescue Tube Rescue Event, the start/finish line is relocated to

    the water’s edge. The “victim” is required to swim to the designated buoy.