The International Life Saving Federation (ILS) is the world authority for drowning prevention, lifesaving and lifesaving sport. ILS leads, supports and collaborates with national and international organisations engaged in drowning prevention, water safety, water rescue, lifesaving, lifeguarding and lifesaving sport.


ILS-Americas Region Elections

ILS Americas held elections for the next cycle. In accordance with the ILS-AM bylaws a 30 day comment/nomination period and a 30 day voting period and the election was held by e-mail (allowing for language differences etc.).

ILS Asia Pacific Regional Planning Meeting – in Tokyo

Japan Lifesaving Association hosted the ILS Asia Pacific Regional Planning Meeting held 3rd June – 5th June at Tokyo. Delegates from Australia-Royal, Australia-Surf, Hong Kong China, India, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, and ILS president Graham Ford AM attended, and the meeting has been successfully proceeded by the lead of Purushottam Sharma – Regional President and Justin Scarr – Regional Secretary General.

The Meeting was composed of reports, discussions, workshops, and with a field trip in three days. All delegates exchanged their ideas and thoughts, and contributed to create an effective action plan for the next four years in our region.

WaterWise Education in Mauritius

Following a dramatic drowning where a girl was caught in a rip current and her father who tried to rescue her lost his life, Surf Life Saving Mauritius developed an action plan teaching 25 youths how to educate swimmers in collaboration with Tamarin Youth centre. WaterWise Manager Eoudia Erasmus visited our volunteers where she shared her knowledge to them.

In January These youths then went door to door, to shops, schools, senior citizens and all in all 400 swimmers were educated in WaterWise.

In June, with the support of Mr Peter Bacon, we have trained 25 youths as WaterWise Trainers and Junior Trainers. 652 people were educated in Watersafety.

Total for the last 6 months 1052 people were educated.

For Life's Sake - The Dangers of Driving through Floodwater

Flooding is the most common natural disaster in Australia and causes great loss of life. Unfortunately, most fatalities occur because people underestimate the danger they are in or are entering into. But some simple understanding of the nature of floodwater could easily save a life.

Argentinian Team at LWC2016

The Equipo Profesional de Salvamento Acuatico (Argentina) confirms the Argentinian Team for the 2016 Lifesaving World Championships: Full list here.

Upcoming Events
Date Event Country / Region
30/06/2016 Italian Championships of Cat. 2016 Italy
30/06/2016 Italian Championships of cat. ES.A/R/J/C/S Italy
01/07/2016 Sanyo Bussan International Lifesaving Cup 2016 Japan
01/07/2016 14th Junioren Rettungspokal Germany
08/07/2016 German National Trials / German Pool Cup 2016 Germany
13/07/2016 USLA Mid Atlantic Regional Lifeguarding Championships (Non Craft) United States of America
14/07/2016 USLA Southeast Regional James P. "Mac" McCarthy Memorial Lifesaving Championships United States of America
14/07/2016 20th International DLRG Cup 2016 Germany
20/07/2016 USLA Mid-Atlantic Regional Lifesaving Championships (Craft) United States of America
22/07/2016 IRB Deutschland Pokal 2016 Germany
25/07/2016 Italian Championships (Beach Event) of cat. Es.AR/J/C/S Italy
26/07/2016 USLA MId-Atlantic Regional Junior Lifesaving Championships United States of America
28/07/2016 Italian Championships (Beach Event) Open Italy
05/08/2016 Australian Pool Rescue Championships Australia
10/08/2016 2016 USLA National Lifeguard and Junior Lifeguard Championships United States of America
20/08/2016 Swiss Championships 2016 Switzerland
26/08/2016 2016 Canadian Surf Lifesaving Championships Canada
29/08/2016 Lifesaving Foundation Conference 2016 Ireland
01/09/2016 Lifesaving World Championships 2016 The Netherlands
03/09/2016 ILS Board of Directors Meeting 2016 Netherlands
04/09/2016 ILS General Assembly 2016 Netherlands
24/09/2016 Resuscitation 2016 Iceland
07/10/2016 New Zealand Pool Championships New Zealand
03/11/2016 USLA Fall 2016 Board of Directors Meeting United States of America
11/01/2017 Australian Pool Lifesaving Championships Australia
04/02/2017 2017 Stramit NSW Country Surf Life Saving Championships Australia
21/04/2017 2017 World Masters Games New Zealand
22/04/2017 2017 World Masters Games - Surf Life Saving New Zealand
21/07/2017 World Games 2017 Poland
30/11/2017 International Surf Rescue Challenge 2017 (ISRC) New Zealand