Competitive lifesaving comes to the San Sebastià beach

05/10/2017 - 16:42

Events. The Barcelona Rescue Festival, an athletics lifesaving competition, is being held in the city’s waters this coming, 7 October

Barcelona will be playing host on 7 October, to the Barcelona Rescue Festival, a lifesaving competition that combines sports disciplines such as swimming, rowing and athletics and which takes its inspiration from professional lifesaving.

Taking place at the Sant Sebastià beach, in La Barceloneta, the festival is one of the most spectacular sports events in the Mediterranean and will be bringing the best European athletes in this discipline.

The sport combines water-travel abilities with the skills required in professional rescue duties. The races involve auxiliary materials, such rescue surfboards, kayaks, rescue buoys, etc. Its diversity of objects and mediums for the races makes the competition especially dynamic and spectacular.