SLSGB Sanyo International Lifesaving Cup 2018 – new call for athlete declarations

Following two last minute athlete withdrawals from the SLSGB male team, the Sport Committee are inviting declarations from male athletes age between 16 and 18 years to join the team travelling to Sanyo International Lifesaving Cup in June

The Sport Committee has decided to only send a development male team to the competition, following the withdrawal of two senior athletes. This is an opportunity to support younger athletes who will benefit from international race experience and is recognised as a development opportunity for emerging surf life saving athletes. The Sport Committee are inviting declarations for two athlete places to join the 3 male athletes selected in the first round.

The Sport Committee are seeking athletes who:

  • are male, competition age between 16 and 18 in 2018 (therefore born between years 2000 and 2002)
  • can evidence top 3 places at national SLSGB ocean competition in 2017
  • are able to take time from school, college or work between 20-27 June
  • are skilled ocean craft or ocean swimmers

If you are interested and believe you fit the criteria, please send an email which must include:

  • your name
  • your SLS club name
  • your SLSGB membership number
  • your date of birth
  • an email from your parent or guardian agreeing that you can travel to Japan with the team
  • confirmation that you can take time off school, college or work
  • confirmation that you can pay the athlete contribution which may be up to £900 towards travel, accommodation and food

The dates are:

Weds 20 June – Depart London, UK

Thurs 21 – Arrive Fukuoka, Japan

Fri 22 – Training day & Opening Ceremony

Sat 23 & Sun 24 – Two-day International Test

Mon 25 – International exchange programme

Tues 26 – City visit – Tokyo or Seoul, depart Japan (overnight flight)

Weds 27 – Arrive UK 


SLSGB is supporting the team, however, the majority of costs are to be borne by the athletes. 

Athletes should anticipate costs of approx £900:-

£700 flight

£200 accommodation

£100 food 


Athletes who have raced for Great Britain at the Sanyo Cup will tell you what great competition it is. This is a beach and ocean competition (similar to International Rescue) and there are no pool events

Athletes must be 16 and over in 2018 and the competition will be run under ILS rules

The team is comprised of 5 female and 5 male athletes. Athletes must be paid up members of SLSGB and in good standing with SLSGB

Athletes interested in declaring their eligibility for the Team are asked to send and email to by Friday 13 April 2018

Declarations will be considered by the SLSGB Sport Committee and subject to sufficient interest two athletes will be invited to join the SLSGB Team