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.

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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:

http://www.wcdp2019.co.za/

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

Australia: SLSA and RLSS Release Annual Reports

Australia’s peak drowning prevention and lifesaving bodies, Royal Life Saving Society – Australia and Surf Life Saving Australia have today released their annual reports outlining the impacts of fatal and non-fatal drowning deaths across the country last year.

Life Saving at WMG2021

The World Masters Games 2021 Kansai OC President formally announced "Life Saving joined WMG2021 Official Sports" at the '1000 days before' event on Aug. 24.

The Fukui Prefecture Governor and the Takahama Town Mayor did the presentation on the Lifesaving Venue.

The World Masters Games 2021 will be held in Kansai, Japan from the 14th of May till the 30th.

https://www.wmg2021.jp/en/

Asia-Pacific Drowning Prevention Development Through Collaboration

Norman Farmer ESM, President Asia-Pacific Region

Last week in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, more than 40 administrators and lifesavers from 15 Asia-Pacific countries gathered to share, learn and collaborate on drowning prevention capacity and capability building.

Call for submission of Abstracts for WCDP 2019

The World Conference on Drowning Prevention 2019 Organising Committee has now issued a call for the submission of Abstracts from interested speakers. Follow this link http://www.wcdp2019.co.za/abstracts/ to get started. The submission process will close on 8th December 2018.