The International Surfing Association (ISA) has today announced a key strategic partnership with the International Lifesaving Federation (ILS) to establish a universally recognized, global standard water safety course and certificate for Surfing and Stand-Up Paddle (SUP) coaches and instructors.
The ISA has teamed up with ILS to offer the International Surf and SUP Instructor Aquatic Rescue and Safety Course around the globe.
The "Drowning Observatory" is a system created by the Portuguese Lifesaving Federation, to better account the drowning deaths in Portugal.
Currently, the world average death from drowning is one death every 1,5 minutes (372,000 per year), but this figure is much higher because it is not being properly accounted.
By better accounting the drowning, it will be possible to better understand the problem and to create prevention strategies for it.
The ILS Asia Pacific Region held a Surf Lifesaving Sport Coaching Workshop in Phuket Thailand from 7 to 10 December 2016.
The aim of the workshop was to stimulate and facilitate increased lifesaving sport activity through focusing on coaching to build local capacity in beach/ocean lifesaving sport knowledge, skill and networks which with ongoing guidance and assistance will lead to an improved sporting opportunities and also contribute to a reduction in drowning death and injury across the Asia Pacific Region.
The team at LWC Adelaide 2018 were honoured to have Graham Ford (President of International Life Saving Federation (ILS) / Surf Life Saving Australia) in South Australia this afternoon to meet with John Baker (President | Surf Life Saving SA / Chair | LWC Adelaide 2018 Executive Committee) and the LWC Adelaide 2018 team.
The ILS Rescue Commission and its Medical Committee are in constant debate over various matters, which are summarized in Position Statements. Position Statements outline the considered position of ILS and are meant to give advice to the ILS Membership.
The files can be found under “Position Statements”.
In what has become a vital bi-annual SLSGB ‘International Floodfighters’ conference to showcase current best practice, review new techniques, equipment and emergency management guidance. This continues the highly successful series of Masterclass Conferences and Workshops, following an over twelve-year partnership programme of exchange visits of first responders and managers, including volunteers, from the UK, wider Europe, Australia and US.
With the 2017 ILS World Conference on Drowning Prevention (WCDP) one year away, delegates can now register online at wcdp2017.org. This conference is a flagship educational event on the calendar of the International Life Saving Federation (ILS). It is a bi-annual opportunity to bring together the world’s foremost experts, research, systems and information on drowning prevention, rescue, lifesaving and water safety.
ILS Asia-Pacific is conducting a lifesaving sport workshop comprising a number of theory and practical sessions delivered by relevant experts in their fields and supported by emerging coaches targeted at beach/ocean lifesaving coaches. This project will be under the guidance and support of ILS Asia Pacific and its key developed Member Organisations.
During the recent meetings of the ILS Board and General Assembly in Eindhoven last month, eight new member federations were accepted into the ILS family as new members in various categories.