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.


2016 LWC Special Offer

The organising committee of the 2016 LWC and partners Rescue Marine Services are pleased to offer a special 40% discount off the price of a new Arancia IRB, Tohatsu ‘Surf’ engine and Nauta fuel tank & cover. Please see the attached flyer for more information and visit or email for more information.

Updated LWC 2016 Officials Appointments

The Referees & Technical Officials preliminary appointments for the Lifesaving World Championships 2016 in Eindhoven & Noordwijk (The Netherlands) can be found underneath:

==UPDATE June 22nd, 2016 (V6): Although there are very few changes, the main change is the briefing venues and times for the ocean events.==

One week to go!

Only 7 days left before the start of the World Championships Lifesaving 2016!

SOBRASA Rescue SC 2016

The 16th Brazilian and 8th Southamerican Lifesaving Championship and Symposium will be held November 2016 in Florianopolis – Santa Catarina - November 9 to 12 – involving 600 athletes from 20 different states from Brazil and international, Uruguai, Peru, Chile, Portugal, Venezuela, and Argentina.

A symposium will be held at the same moment expecting more that 6.000 attending.

The event is nominated following the ILS example as "Sobrasa Rescue – SC 2016".

Event can be seen at

Invitation to Host the 2017 ILS induction meeting

The ILS Board of Directors is now seeking bids to host the 2017 ILS Induction Meeting.

The ILS Induction Meeting; scheduled over a five days’ period during early 2017; will assemble about 100 leaders of the ILS, representing more than 50 nations.

Upcoming Events
Date Event Country / Region
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
10/11/2016 SOBRASA Rescue SC 2016 Brazil
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
04/04/2018 Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Australia
TBA | 01/01/2019 Military World Games 2019 China