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Rescue 2012 - Life Saving World Championships

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11 days, 400 events, 3 venues, 1 big party and a whole lot of life savers. This is Rescue 2012 and it is set to be one of the biggest events to hit Adelaide.

From November 7th-18th 2012, the very best life savers from around the world descend upon Adelaide to compete in the Life Saving World Championships.

There are 5 different competitions:
World National Team Championships
World Interclub Championships
World Masters Championships
World Surf Boat Championships
World Inflatable Rescue Boat Championships

Competitors will display their skills in 10 life saving disciplines:
Simulated Emergency Response
-Surf Ski
-Beach Sprints
-Beach Flags
-Surf Boats
-Inflatable Rescue Boats (IRB)

Christies Beach
Christies Beach & Glenelg Beach will be hosting events

The Life Saving World Championships have a long history dating back 100 years ago, when it was held annually and only included pool and open water events. It has evolved over the years into its modern form - the Rescue Series.

It is now held once every two years, in a different location around the world and has extended the competition to include surf and beach events. It is the largest life saving competition in the world, and attracts teams from over 40 countries.

This year, the event is being presented by Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) and the International Life Saving Federation (ILS) with the support of the South Australian Government.

Along with the various competitions, Rescue 2012 also features international meetings, global development program, gala dinner, closing ceremony and after parties for the competitors.

With 4000-6000 contestants expected to participate in this year's competition, it is set to be a huge boost to South Australian tourism. The industry is already reaping the rewards with accommodation for all these interstate and international guests booking up quickly.

Christies Beach Surf Life Saving Club
Christies Beach Surf Life Saving Club

Our special guests are sure to be impressed as Adelaide is the perfect place for such an event, with beautiful beaches and a state of the art swimming centre. Plus, we'll be putting on a party or two.

There are 3 wonderful locations around Adelaide for competitions:
-Glenelg Beach will host the Beach, National Teams and IRB events
-Christies Beach will hold the Masters, Interclub and Surf Boat events
-All the pool events will take place at the South Australian Aquatic & Leisure Centre at Marion

Spectators are welcome to watch the events and it won't cost you much. The beach events are FREE to attend, and there is just a small admission fee of $2.50 at the Aquatic Centre for the pool events.

SA Aquatic Centre
South Australian Aquatic Centre

When the sun goes down, the party gets started. There will be a licensed Entertainment Hub at the Glenelg foreshore. The hub will be open each week of competition from Thursday to Sunday evening. There will be food and drink available and free entertainment from local musicians such as The Salvadors, Laura Hill, The Happy Leonards, Adam Moffatt and DJs.

South Australia loves its local produce, so naturally there will be a Food and Wine Festival. The festival will take place on Saturday November 17th and Sunday November 18th along the Esplanade at Christies Beach. Here you can sample the best food and wine that South Australia has to offer.

Christies Beach
Thousands of life savers will hit the beach in November

For a fortnight in November, Adelaide will be bustling with activities and life savers. Join in the festivites at the Christies Beach Food and Wine Festival and the Glenelg Entertainment Hub. Show your support for the life savers who keep our pools and beaches safe by cheering them on at the Rescue 2012 Life Saving World Championships.

Find out more at the Rescue 2012 website.
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Why? See the worlds best life savers in action and on our beaches
When: 7th-18th November, 2012
Phone: (02) 9215 8000
Where: Christies Beach, Glenelg & SA Aquatic Centre
Cost: Free for beach events, $2.50 for pool events
Your Comment
Very comprehensive and well written Hayley.
A friend commented that the only thing missing is a photo of a lifesaver lol
by Dave Walsh (score: 4|11307) 3005 days ago
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