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:                11th June 2020             


Subject:           Lifesaving training – UPDATE and feedback on current status


The Management Board and Sports Committee are currently working on the submission of protocols and guidelines that will be enforced once the National Department of Sports and Recreation has approved and given permission to “return to training and general club duties for Lifesaving”. As a federation our risk mitigation strategies need to be reviewed and approved by the Department of Sport and Recreation prior to us being allowed to train.


These protocols and guidelines will contribute to the safety required of both athletes and coaches prior, during and post training. Provincial Competitions Officers in conjunction with the Sports Advisory Board have been working on these protocols and giving weekly feedback, clubs are encouraged to contact their Provincial Competition or Sports Officers to raise any issues.


With regards to the re-commencement of lifesaving training please note the following important information and feedback:


  • No clubs or athletes are allowed to return to training at present in both surf and pool.
  • Training can only re-commence once an office notice has been sent out by Lifesaving SA


Clubs and athletes that commence training prior to written permission given by Lifesaving SA will be acting in contravention of the law and may face disciplinary action by LSA or criminal charges by law enforcement.


Yours in lifesaving

(No Signature – electronic document)

Craig Van Rooyen

Director: Sport


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