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  • Drowning: Prevention, Rescue, Treatment

    Since the first edition of the Handbook on Drowning in 2005, many epidemiological data have confirmed the burden of drowning in several parts of the world. Studies have increased the understanding of effective drowning prevention strategies, rescue techniques and treatment options. Much has been learned about submersion and immersion hypothermia, SCUBA-diving injuries, the life-saving preparations of water-related disasters and how to deal with forensic investigations.

  • 2015 CLERC

    A report from Radio-Canada on day one of the 2015 Canadian Lifeguard Emergency Response Championships (CLERC) in Gatineau:

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  • Rescate 2015 Argentina

    Enjoy this beautiful summary of the 11th South American Championships and the 2nd Argentine Lifesaving Sports Championships, carried out in the city of Rosario, Argentina.

  • ILS Sport Commission Meetings

    The ILS Sport Commission held its meetings from May 22nd to 24th at the ILS Headquarters in Belgium.

    The Sport Commission members are from diverse nations and very committed to the Lifesaving mission. ILS President Graham Ford and Secretary General Dr Harald Vervaecke PhD attended the meetings and 3 new Commission Members were welcomed; Wayne Franich from New Zealand, Shusaku Miyabe from Japan and Eilkhan Nourimazanderani from Iran.

    We would like to thank all attendees for their commitment and contribution to Lifesaving Sport!

  • Only 48 Days Left To Book!

    Book your team accommodation for the European Lifesaving 2015 at Swansea, GB now: Rooms for the Interclubs are limited and will be allocated strictly on first to reserve basis.

    Only a 50% deposit needed until 1st June. You can book rooms now and confirm names later.

    Save money - The location, quality and special inclusive prices are the best available!

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  • DLRG Drowning Statistics 2014: 392 People Drowned

    In 2014, 392 people died from drowning in German waters, 54 less than the year before. More than half of the drownings occurred during the summer months from June to August. 197 men, women and children lost their lives at coastal and inland waters. 95 victims were recorded in the month of July alone.

  • Irish National website resource encouraging correct training for all aquatic activities

    As part of Irish Water Safety’s activities for National Water Safety Awareness Week (June 15 – 21), a new website was launched on 20 May called that will encourage members of the public to train with registered training providers before engaging in aquatic activities.

    The website will make it much easier to find training courses for swimming, surfing, sailing, rowing, paddling, diving, boating and angling.

  • European Maritime Day 2015

    European Maritime Day is a platform welcoming Europe's growing maritime community to discuss, debate and exchange best practices.

    European Maritime Day 2015 Piraeus will take place over 4 days (28 to 31 May 2015).

    The Conference (28 and 29 May, Megaron Conference Center, Athens) will focus on ports and coasts as engines for Blue Growth. Piraeus will also celebrate its maritime community directly on its coasts on 30 and 31 May.

    Public happenings and networking events will take place in Piraeus.

  • Australian Life Saving team for 2016 Lifesaving World Championships

    Surf Life Saving Australia and Royal Life Saving Society - Australia have now released the Australian Life Saving Team’s Rescue 2016 Squad:

  • Dr Wernicki awarded Paragon Award for Aquatic Safety

    Dr Peter Wernicki, Chair of the ILS Medical Committee has been awarded the 2015 International Swimming Hall of Fame paragon award for Aquatic Safety. The Paragon Awards are presented annually to individuals or organizations for outstanding contributions to: Competitive Swimming, Water Polo, Competitive Diving, Aquatic Safety, Synchronized Swimming and Recreational Swimming. This year’s awards will be presented on Friday, June 20, 2015, at a ceremony in Santa Clara, California, USA.