Life Saving

The International Lifesaving 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 World Record Application Form

An updated Record Form is available at

ILS Competition Manual - Technical Bulletin 2: Manikin Carry

New changes have been implemented in the ILS Competition Manual related to carrying and towing the manikin.

These can be found on ILS Competition Manual - Technical Bulletin 2 - Manikin Carry - June 10, 2014 and have been added to the Rules and Regulations page.

New deadline Rescue 2018 bid

New deadline to bid for the rights to host Rescue 2018, the Lifesaving World Championships

18 July 2014 is the new deadline for Full Member organisations of ILS or Host Cities/Groups/Agencies/Organisations in cooperation with an ILS Full Member to submit a Bid Lodgement.

World Conference 2015 website online

The website of the World Conference on Drowning Prevention 2015 (WCDP2015), held in Penang, Malaysia is online at .

8 June - World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day is an annual observation to honour the world's oceans, celebrate the products the ocean provides such as seafood as well as marine life itself for aquariums, pets, and also a time to appreciate its own intrinsic value.

Upcoming Events
Date Event Country / Region
05/08/2014 National Drowning Prevention Summit 2014 Australia
08/08/2014 Australian Pool Rescue Championships 2014 Australia
14/09/2014 Rescue 2014 France
15/09/2014 ILS Board of Directors Meeting 2014 France
15/11/2014 BeNe Cup 2014 Netherlands
17/03/2015 The 6th International Conference on Swimming Pool and Spa Netherlands
TBA | 29/10/2015 ILS Board of Directors Meeting 2015 Malaysia
TBA | 03/09/2016 ILS General Assembly 2016 Netherlands
TBA | 03/09/2016 ILS Board of Directors Meeting 2016 Netherlands