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Competitive Lifesaving

Rescue Series

Every two years the ILS organises the Lifesaving World Championships.

Sports Calendar

Other national and international lifesaving sports events are listed on the Sports Calendar.

Competition Events

An overview of the various Competition Events at lifesaving sports events.

Results & Records

Find the Results of National Teams, FIS World Championships, World Games, European Championships, European Surf Lifesaving Championships, European Junior Championships.

Records can be found at

Rules & Regulations

The ILS Competition Manual and rules on Anti-Doping and Event Sanctioning.

Lifesaving Sport Rankings (Stillwater events only)

For Lifesaving Sport Rankings in Stillwater events, visit the Lifesaving Rankings website.

This database has been created by Ruben van Erk, ( a web-developer from the Netherlands and contains the latest rankings based on the times recorded in all major international and national competitions for stillwater lifesaving sport. To ensure that your events are included, use the link within the website to request that your competition is added.


  • The 30th NPS All-Women Lifeguard Tournament

    The 30th NPS All-Women Lifeguard Tournament is set for Wednesday, 30 July 2014. It is presented by the U.S. National Park Service, which is one of the branches of the United States of America Department of the Interior.

    The tournament will take place at Sandy Hook, in New Jersey. The closest international airport is Newark International Airport, in the metro New York City area. The driving distance -- airport to tournament site -- is about 72 kilometres.

  • Lifesaving at the 2013 World Games

    The World Games are held in the city of Cali in Colombia from 25 July to 4 August 2013.

    Lifesaving is on the programme of the World Games since 1985. The World Games in Cali are be the biggest World Games ever staged. The organisation of such an event is a mammoth task and the whole lifesaving family is very grateful to Colombia, the City of Cali and the Cali Local Organising Committee (CLOC) who made even impossible things possible.