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  • LWC Adelaide 2018 Meeting

    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.

  • World Games Teams Announced

    The following national teams will participate at the World Games 2017 in Wroclaw, Poland:
    New Zealand - Italy - France - Australia - Germany - China - Spain - Belgium - Japan - Poland (host nation).

  • Position Statements Updated

    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”.

  • 2017 International “Floodfighter” Emergency Management, Flood and Water Rescue Master Class Hosted by Charlotte Fire Department, USA

    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.

  • WCDP2017 Registration Open and Call for Abstracts Released

    With the 2017 ILS World Conference on Drowning Prevention (WCDP) one year away, delegates can now register online at 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 Sport Development Workshop

    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.

  • New Member Federations

    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.

  • Lifesaving 2016 great success

    The last few weeks Eindhoven and Noordwijk were the place to be, during the World Championships Lifesaving 2016. Around 3700 Lifeguards competed in several categories for the medals. The organisation looks back on a great event!

  • New ILS Board - 2016 to 2020

    The ILS Board of Directors 2016-2020: