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.


Call to Bid for the 2022 Lifesaving World Championships

The ILS Board of Directors invites the Full Member organisations of ILS or Host Cities/Groups/Agencies/Organisations, preferably in cooperation with an ILS Full Member, to submit a Bid Lodgement to host the 2022 Lifesaving World Championships (LWC 2022).

The World Championships typically involve between 4,000 and 5,000 competitors and officials and last some 12-14 days.

Interested parties can find the Bidding Documents here:

News from Spain

The International Life Saving Federation is happy to inform its members that on May 31st, Mrs. Isabel García, President of the Royal Spanish Lifesaving Federation, has been elected Vice-President of the Spanish National Olympic Committee (COE) for the 2017-2021 period.

50 days to go to the World Games Wroclaw 2017!

It is 50 days to The World Games 2017!

National Team Athletes and Officials from Australia, Belgium, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Poland and Spain are preparing to partake in the Lifesaving events at The World Games 2017, held in Wroclaw, Poland from the 20th until the 30th of July.

'The Lifeguard' music video

Here at the ILS Headquarters we received a nice email from Mr. Visser we just had to share:


RESCUE13 International lifesaving meeting, held in Martigues, France since 2005, welcomes each october top athletes from France, Belgium and Spain and has recently become the final leg of The Euro Beachflags Tour.