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2021 African Lifesaving Championship and Conference

1st December 2021 - 5th December 2021

The Egyptian Diving and Lifesaving Federation (EDLF) is the Host of the 2021 Lifesaving African Championships. The Championship will be organised in Alexandria or an adjacent city at the spectacular North Coast in November 2021 from 1 to 5 December 2021.

The EDLF agreed to sponsor the accommodation and food of two athletes from all African Member nations on the basis of one male and one female competitor.

Dr. Mohamed Ali Gharbal, President of the ILS-Africa Confederation, state : “We are very confident that this African Championship will not only shine a light on lifesaving sport in Egypt, but will also accentuate the youthful energy and high performance that all lifesaving sport disciplines can bring to Africa and the world stage. We look forward to working with the EDLF and the City of Alexandria to achieve an excellent representation of the sport of Beach Lifesaving. We also thank the great historical leader and president of the Egyptian federation for the efforts made to welcome all Africans under the slogan: Africa united to stop drowning.”

Mr Sameh El-Shazly, President of the EDLF states that : “He is delighted to welcome all the joining teams whom represent different African nations in a fair competition that will result in growing up and empowering the friendship between all participants, meanwhile it will leave a remarkable and memorable print in their minds specially its hosted in Alexandria the pride of the Mediterranean Sea.



Egypt is a country located in the North of the African Continent, with the Sinai Peninsula forming a land bridge in Western Asia. Egypt is covering an area of about 1 million square kilometers (390,000 sqare miles). Egypt is one of the most populous countries in Africa and the Middle East. The great majority of its estimated 82 million live near the banks of the Nile River where the only agricultural land is found. About half of Egypt’s residents live in urban areas, with the majority spread across the densely-populated centres of greater Cairo, Alexandria and other major cities in the Nile Delta. Egypt is famous for its ancient civilization and some of the world’s most famous monuments, including the Giza pyramid complex and its Great Sphinx. The southern city of Luxor contains numerous ancient artifacts, such as the Karnak Temple and the Valley of the Kings. Egypt is certainly a prime location to see the great heritage from the ancient world, including Pyramids and wonderful temples, but Egypt also offers nature and desert treks, great scuba diving and even golf, fishing and birding expeditions. One may choose to relax on the wondrous Egypt Red Sea or Sinai coasts, take in the high culture of Cairo, or even leisurely float down the Egyptian Nile on a luxurious river boat. Situated in Alexandria, 1.7 km from Stanley Beach, Golden Jewel Hotel features accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and a shared lounge. This 5-star hotel offers a 24-hour front desk, room service and free WiFi. The hotel has a garden and offers a terrace


Alexandria, with a population of 5 million, is the second-largest city in Egypt and is known as “The Pearl of the Mediterranean”. It has the country’s largest seaport, serving about 80% of Egypt’s imports and exports. Alexandria is also an important tourist resort. Alexandria has an atmosphere that is more Mediterranean than Middle Eastern; its ambience and cultural heritage distance it from the rest of the country although it is actually only 225 km from Cairo. Founded by Alexander the Great in 331 BC, Alexandria became the capital of Greco-Roman Egypt, its status as a beacon of culture symbolised by the “Pharos”, the legendary lighthouse that was one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The setting for the stormy relationship between Cleopatra and Mark Antony, Alexandria was also the centre of learning in the ancient world. Alexandria was the Capital of Egypt for nearly thousand years, until the Muslim conquest of Egypt in 641 AD when a new capital was founded at Futsal (Fustat was later absorbed into Cairo). From the 19th century Alexandria took a new role, as a focus for Egypt’s commercial and maritime expan­sion. Generations of immigrants from Greece, Italy and the Levant settled here and made the city synonymous with commerce, cosmopolitanism and bohemian culture.


Golden Jewel Beach & Hotel

On impressive beachfront grounds along the Mediterranean Sea, this informal resort is 4 km from the Bibliotheca Alexandria and 50 km from the Alexandria International Airport. The EDLF has been able to negotiate the following rates: 600 USD per person for five days and four nights at full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) in a single room and 450 USD per person in a double room.

Grand Plaza Hotel

The EDLF has been able to negotiate the following rates: 350 USD per person for five days and four nights at full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) in a single room and 250 USD per person in a double room.

Airport Transport

  • 50 USD per person from and to the Borg El-Arab International Airport.
  • 50 USD per person from and to the Grand Plaza Hotel to the Competition venues.
  • 150 USD per person from and to the Cairo International Airport.

Events – Age category: seniors

  1. Surf Race (F/M)
  2. Rescue Tube Rescue (F/M)
  3. Beach Flags (F/M)
  4. Beach Sprint (F/M)
  5. Beach Sprint Relay (Mix)
  6. 2 km Beach Run (F/M)
  7. Run-Swim-Run (F/M)
  8. Board Race (F/M)
  9. Taplin Race (F/M)


Day1 Wed 01/12/2021 Arrival of teams, Accreditation, etc.
Day2 Thu 02/12/2021 09:00 – 12:00: Training for the teams
10:00-18:00: 2nd African Drowning Prevention Conference
19:00: Meeting with Team Managers and Technical Officials
Day3 Fri 03/12/2021

Competition Day 1


08:00: Warming up
09:00: Starting time
Surf Race (Woman/Man)
Beach Sprint (Woman/Man)
2 km Beach Run (Woman/Man)
Rescue Tube Rescue (Woman/Man)
Beach Sprint Relay (Mixed)
Day4 Sat 04/12/2021

Competition Day 2

08:00: Warming up
09:00: Starting time
Run-Swim-Run (Woman/Man)
Board Race (Woman/Man)
Beach Flags (Woman/Man)
Taplin Race (Woman/Man)
Evening: GALA dinner and Closing party
Day5 Sun 05/12/2021 Departure of teams


Cash payments are accepted upon arrival, to the organizing committee.


In case of requiring a visa, please contact the Egyptian Embassy or Consular in your country. Delegations must obtain a visa, an invitation with the names of participants will be sent upon request.

Additional Notes

  • The EDLF will sponsor full board accommodation for two athletes per nation on the basis of one male and one female participant.
  • Each national team should bring their national caps.
  • No maximum number of athletes is set for each country.
  • No maximum number of events per each athlete is set.
  • Medals are foreseen for African athletes only. Certificates are foreseen for non-African participants.
  • Points will count for the best two final result only for two athletes from each country.

Guidelines for Abstracts

Conditions of writing the research in English
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1st December 2021
5th December 2021
Event Category:


Egypt – Egyptian Diving and Lifesaving Federation