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  • The ILS meets the IOC

    Pictured in the IOC Headquarters in Lausanne, are Graham Ford, the ILS President, Harald Vervaecke, the ILS Secretary General and John Martin, the ILS Event Director. They met with Kit McConnell, the IOC Sports Director, Jenny Mann, the IOC Head of Sport Partnerships and Co-Ordination, and Mike Joyce, the IOC Sports Co-ordination Manager on 6th March 2018.

  • 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.

  • 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:

  • Lifesaving World Championships Adelaide 2018 – 365 days to go – let the countdown begin as Registrations are now open!

    Today marks exactly 365 days until the start of the Lifesaving World Championships that will take place in Adelaide - Australia in November 2018. Lifesavers from all over the globe will descend on South Australia for the 16-day event from 16th November to 2nd December 2018. The organisers are expecting this to be the biggest and best ever held with thousands of competitors, volunteers and officials from around the world participating.

  • New Members

    During the recent meetings of the ILS Board of Directors held in Vancouver in Octobre 2017, several new member federations were accepted into the ILS family as new members in various categories.

  • World Conference on Drowning Prevention 2021 - call for bids

    The ILS is pleased to issue the invitation to bid for the rights to host the 2021 World Conference on Drowning Prevention (WCDP).

    The WCDP is one of the most important events on the calendar of ILS.

    It should be noted that, depending on the number of bids received, the WCDP 2023 event may also be awarded.

  • The best attended World Conference on Drowning Prevention ends in Vancouver

    With over 1,200 participants from 60 countries, the ILS World Conference on Drowning Prevention was the best attended ILS Conference ever. The Organising Committee noted 805 registered delegates, over 150 exhibitors, over 75 volunteers and workforce and over 150 accompanying persons. The conference, hosted by Lifesaving Society Canada in Vancouver (British Columbia) from 17th to 19th October was a huge success and certainly lived up to its overall theme of Share Globally, Prevent Locally. We thank Lifesaving Society Canada for their excellent hospitality in Vancouver.