The International Life Saving Federation (ILS) is the world authority for drowning prevention, lifesaving and lifesaving sport. ILS leads, supports and collaborates with national and international organisations engaged in drowning prevention, water safety, water rescue, lifesaving, lifeguarding and lifesaving sport.


Registrations for the ILS World Conference on Drowning Prevention 2019 are now open

The ILS is pleased to confirm that the Registration site for the World Conference on Drowning Prevention (WCDP) 2019, that will be hosted by our colleagues from Lifesaving South Africa in Durban from 8th to 10th October 2019, is now live. Registrations can be made by following the link to the WCDP 2019 Website:

The WCDP 2019 will take place at the Albert Luthuli International Conference Centre in Durban, South Africa.

New water safety resources in Ireland

Irish Water Safety is pleased to update you with two new resources that are designed to impact positively on water safety awareness in Ireland.

Firstly, a new ten-year National Drowning Prevention Strategy for Ireland:

Secondly, new digital resources that teach young children how to be safe near water – before they leave the classroom:

Lifesaving Europe Cup 2018

The Italian Swimming Federation is pleased to invite you to participate at the Italian Summer Open Championships, the 3rd leg of the Europe Cup 2018 (pool event) to be held in Rome from Wednesday 11th until Sunday 15th July 2018 at the "Fioro Italico" Complex - Stadio del Nuoto.

More information can be found in the attached brochure (pdf)

Equivalency Tables Updated

The Equivalency Tables for Full Member Organisations from Algeria, Cameroon, Djibouti, Ghana, Mauritiania, Morocco, Niger, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, the UAE and finally Uganda, have all been updated and are available here.

LWC2018 Programmes online!

The ILS Sport Commission is pleased to confirm that the detailed competition programmes for the Lifesaving World Championships (LWC) Adelaide 2018 have now been published as today marks the day 6 months from the first event on 16th November 2018. Please go to the LWC 2018 Website to view the different programmes for each championships