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.


Early-bird registration period for the Lifesaving World Championships Adelaide 2018 closes in 10 days!

There are just 10 days until the early-bird registration period closes for national and club teams entering the ILS Lifesaving World Championships (LWC) Adelaide 2018. A number of nations and clubs have already successful registered for the Open and some for the Youth events to take advantage of the early team registration fees.

This is a reminder to all federations yet to do so, to register their national teams for the Open and Youth championships by the 19th February 2018 to get that early discount. We also ask that you urgently circulate this message to your club teams to encourage them to register for all events they are intending to enter.

2017 World Conference on Drowning Prevention Files Online

The presentations and videos from the 2017 World Conference on Drowning Prevention (WCDP 2017) are now available online at!AstLS0HW0iL6jE1NDHhUM8OZapZs

The files will also be linked from the ILS Document Library over the next few weeks.

Warning for Volunteers Overseas

Sometimes volunteers want the opportunity to travel abroad to carry out training. Properly structured this can be commendably if it leads to sustainable projects but is not without risk. We recently learned of a group of volunteers who were subject to extortion whilst on such a trip. We recommend that, for your own safety, great caution is taken in planning or implementing any similar trips and that appropriate due diligence is carried out by, for example, making enquiry of an Embassy, High Commission or local charity group.

Enhancing Pool Lifesaving Sport Skills Across the Asia-Pacific

In mid-November 2017, 27 lifesavers from 10 Asia-Pacific countries attended the ILS Asia-Pacific Region’s Pool Lifesaving Coaching Workshop that was hosted by the Life Saving Society Malaysia (LSSM) in Penang, Malaysia.

The men and women lifesavers from Malaysia, Iran, Sri Lanka, Korea, Hong Kong, Philippines, Thailand, Australia and New Zealand participated in a two-day intensive theory and practical workshop learning details of pool lifesaving sport and refining their lifesaving skills.

Appointment of Technical Officials for the Lifesaving World Championships Adelaide 2018

The ILS Sport Commission is very pleased to announce the appointment of all Technical Officials for the ILS Lifesaving World Championships Adelaide 2018 (LWC2018).

The detailed lists can be viewed on the ILS LWC page: