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Dear Lifesaving Friends,

Following the official allocation of the Lifesaving World Championships (LWC)2020 from the ILS Board in September 2016 to Italy, the Italian Swimming Federation is glad to announce that the forthcoming edition of the LWC will take place in Riccione (ITA) between Mid-September and Mid-October, exact dates to be confirmed later.

The Host City

Riccione, located on “Riviera Romagnola” on the Adriatic coast, is one of the best-known seaside destination for summer tourism.

Riccione and its people, hotels, restaurants and leisure facilities are perfectly capable to host the event, welcoming the huge number of lifesaving friends from all over the world.

The VENUE - pool

Located inside the "Italo Nicoletti" Sports Centre, the "Swimming Stadium" of Riccione can be considered one of the finest and most functional swimming facilities in Italy.

Built to host national and international events it also offers quiet spots for relaxing.

Located at 1 km distance from the motorway, 3 km from Fellini Airport and 2 km from the railway station of Riccione, it is easily accessible.

The facility is close to the city park and at a short walk from the city centre.

The Swimming Stadium complex consists of:

10 lanes Outdoor Olympic pool 50x25 m

10 lanes Indoor Olympic swimming pool 50x25 m

6 lanes Indoor swimming pool 25x12 m

10 lanes outdoor swimming pool 33,33x25 m

Diving pool 21x25 m 5 m width

Relax Area

The VENUE - BEACH

The ocean events will be held in the Adriatic Sea, at 2 km from the swimming Stadium, along the coast nearby Misano Adriatico: 1 km of beach of the 100 km longest beach of Italy of fine clear sand will be reserved for the championships.

PROGRAMME

The programme has been scheduled in 7 World Champs:

Open Class National Team

Youth National Team

Open Class Interclub

Youth Interclub

Master

IRB (Inflatables Rescue Boat)

Surf boat

ILS MEETNGS

The following activities will be organised in conjunction with the LWC:

ILS General Assembly

ILS Board of Directors

ILS Commissions meetings

REGISTRATION AND ENTRY

The Organising Committee, together with the Italian Swimming Federation and the governing body, the ILS, are committed to organise a memorable event.

Detailed aspects related to the entries, accommodation and further useful information will be announced in the Bulletin nr 1.

Best regards,

International Life Saving Federation

Contact address: Gemeenteplein 26 – 3010 Leuven – Belgium

E-mail: ils.hq@telenet.be – Web: www.ilsf.org

Tel: +32 16 89 60 60

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