TO:                  The Provincial/ District Chairman

The Provincial/ District Offices for onward distribution to Clubs

Lifesaving Eastern Cape Club Chairman and Secretaries

                        Associate Members


CC:                  The President, Vice President and Members of the Management Board, Directors

                        ILS Sport Commission Secretary – Jelle Meintsma, General Manager and LSA Staff


Date:                25th March 2020           


Subject:           Cancellation of 2020 Wimpy SA National Lifesaving Championships

The Lifesaving SA Management Board has resolved to cancel the Wimpy SA National Lifesaving Championships for 2020. The option to postpone the event was discussed and it was agreed that the hosting of the event later in the year would not be feasible as it would fall at the beginning of the new lifesaving season or over the peak Christmas holiday period. The Sport’s Committee will advise of the anticipated date for 2021 in due course.

The Management Board has also resolved to refund the clubs the Entry and Tent Rental fees. Funds will be made available to be refunded once all recoveries have been made from various of the event suppliers and partners. LSA had already expended over R1,5m on the 2020 SA Champs before the State President’s announcement on 15th March and therefore it is imperative that we recover monies from our partners and event suppliers before refunds can be actioned. Clubs may choose to receive the funds in cash or for LSA to hold the funds over for the 2021 event entry and tent hire fees.

Due to the Covid-19 State of Disaster and Nationwide Shut Down the recovery of these funds is not guaranteed at this time and is under negotiation with various of the suppliers, should this not be possible Lifesaving SA will carry over the funds paid to the 2021 event.


Yours faithfully,

(No signature – electronic document)

Dhaya Sewduth



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