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  • 2016 Canadian Surf Lifesaving Championships

    The 2016 Canadian Surf Lifesaving Championships will be held at Parlee Beach Provincial Park in New Brunswick, Canada, from Aug. 26-28, 2016.

    Registrations are now open at:

  • Milestones at the Aussies 2016

    "Pride. That’s the overwhelming feeling I get when I think back on the 2016 Australian Surf Life Saving Championships. Pride in our athletes. Pride in our staff. Pride in the volunteers and officials who delivered one of the best editions of The Aussies in more than a century of its existence.

  • Selectors announce Australian Life Saving Team for LWC2016

    Selectors have announced a squad of 12 to represent the Australian Life Saving Team at the Lifesaving World Championships in The Netherlands in September.

  • ILS Europe Board Meeting 2016

    The annual Meeting of the ILSE Board of Directors takes place in Lucerne, Switzerland from May, 20th – 22th, 2016.

  • The '125' Human Banner Challenge

    Human banners are a novel way to draw attention to a cause, an organisation or a product in a fun, simple and low-cost way that gets people directly involved.

  • Water Safety USA Launches

    Organizations Come Together to Decrease National Drowning

    Huntington Beach, CA, April 12, 2016 - Water Safety USA has been established by a consortium of national governmental and nongovernmental organizations concerned with water safety and drowning prevention. Water Safety USA aims to empower people with resources, information, and tools to more safely enjoy and benefit from our nation's aquatic environments. Water Safety USA will work to align safety advice from member organizations and magnify the reach of that advice in an effort to collaboratively improve water safety.

  • Sports Rules Updates

    A number of updates were posted in the Sports Rules Section of the website (

  • Today 23 years ago...

    Today 23 years ago the Fédération Internationale de Sauvetage Aquatique (FIS) and World Life Saving (WLS) were merged into a single, worldwide lifesaving organisation known as the International Life Saving Federation (ILS).

    On the same day FIS and WLS agreed on a draft ILS Constitution and draft Bye-Laws and elected an interim Board of Directors tasked to set up the final merger between FIS and WLS under the Presidency of Kevin Weldon, AM (Australia - Surf).

  • Annual Meeting of ILSE Commissions

    The annual meetings of ILSE Commissions took place in Stockholm and Helsinki, January 22nd – January 24th, 2016.