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  • Swim to Survive on World Stage

    The City of Mississauga and Lifesaving Society Ontario presented the Swim to Survive Programme as part of the 2007 World Leadership Awards in London, England.

  • Lifesaving into Masters Games

    Surf Lifesaving is introduced as the 27th sport for the Sydney 2009 World Masters Games. The Surf Lifesaving competition at the Games will be held over two days with events open to men and women over the age of 30.

    Surf Life Saving Australia's General Manager of Surf Sports, Grant Baldock, believes the inclusion of Surf Lifesaving at the Sydney 2009 World Masters Games is a boost for both parties providing profile to Masters Surf Lifesaving and another world class competition for athletes.

  • Palace Welcome for Rescue 2010

    At a reception at St James’s Palace on 28th November HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and Lord Coe, Chairman of the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games, congratulated Britain’s lifesaving m

  • WWS 2011 Bid opened

    The World Water Safety Conference and Exhibition (WWS) is one of the most important events on the calendar of the ILS.

  • Korea Life Saving Association joins ILS

    At the Board of Directors Meeting in Porto the Korea Life Saving Association was accepted as a Full Member of ILS.

  • Australian Awarded Poster Prize at WWS 2007

    The Poster “Older Australians Aquatic Safety” by Richard Franklin of Royal Life Saving Australia (RLSSA) was awarded the Recognition of Excellence prize at the World Water Safety 2007 Conference held

  • Dr. Ian Mackie Medical Fellowship 2008-2010

    The ILS is pleased to announce that the ILS Dr. Ian Mackie Medical Fellowship 2008-2010 has been awarded to Dr. Phil Dickinson from Dorset, England.

  • ILS History update

    On 24 February 1993, the Fédération Internationale de Sauvetage Aquatique (FIS) and World Life Saving (WLS) were merged into a single, worldwide lifesaving: the International Life Saving Federation

  • British Virgin Islands becomes member

    Surf Life Saving British Virgin Islands is a newly formed association with the objective of promoting a culture of aquatic life saving and water safety, developing life saving and swimming education,

  • European Junior Championships

    This year's European Junior Championships were held in the south of France, in the city of Canet en Roussillon.

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