Sanyo Bussan International Lifesaving
Cup 2019 Event Information

Event name Sanyo Bussan International Lifesaving Cup 2019
Dates Sat 22 June & Sun 23 June, 2019
Location Seaside Momochi Beachfront Park
Momochi hama region East side area (Sawara-ku, Fukuoka city, Fukuoka Prefecture) View in Google Map.
Host Japan Lifesaving Association
Special Sponsor Sanyo Bussan Co., Ltd. / Sanyo Hanbai Co., Ltd.
Support Fukuoka Prefecture, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Education Board, Fukuoka Convention & Visitors Bureau
Cooperation Fukuoka Lifesaving Association
Participating countries/ regions 6 Countries, 7 Teams
Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Spain, Hong Kong, Japan A, Japan B

Sanyo Bussan International Lifesaving Cup

The only international
competition in Japan

Sanyo Bussan International Lifesaving Cup (Sanyo Cup), sponsored by Sanyo Bussan Co., Ltd. is the only international Lifesaving competition held in Japan since 2006. The objective of this event is to strengthen the Japanese National team and we have been inviting and competing in a very intensive race with high-level Lifesaving superpower Nations such as Australia, New Zealand and countries including, USA, Great Britain, South Africa, and Teams from Asian regions. The Sanyo Cup will be its 12th time this year and we are welcoming the National team from Spain for the first time, who had a close race with Japan at the previous Lifesaving World Championships.

The Japan National Team had finished 8th place at the World Lifesaving Championships in 2018. After the competition, Team Japan has enhanced their training program with a New Head Coach Masato Ueki and is ready to compete at the Sanyo Cup. Winning is important for the competitors, but they are also lifesavers at the same time and their main goal is to train hard to save lives. Developing a good National team program will raise skilled lifesavers and it will lead to a world free from drowning. From the sport perspective, we must be able to compete at the world top level and Japan Lifesaving Association is making a long-term plan to increase the population of youth age groups, developing coach training programs and enriching national competitions.

We are planning to have have the Ocean M Lifesaver Relay which will be held the first time in an international lifesaving event. This will draw massive attention from around the world.