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  • 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.

  • Royal Life Saving Bahrain

    At the ILS Board of Directors meetings in conjunction with the World Conference of Drowning Prevention 2017 in Vancouver, Canada, the Royal Life Saving Bahrain, for the occasion represented by HRH Shaikha Nayla Bint Ebrahim Bint Hamad Al-Khalifa, has been accepted as a Full Member organisation in the ILS.

  • ILS Competition Rulebook 2015-2019 Revised Edition 2017 published along with the Lifesaving World Championships Adelaide 2018 Handbook

    The ILS Sport Commission is pleased to confirm that the ILS Competition Rulebook 2015-2019 Revised 2017 Edition is now published in preparation for the Lifesaving World Championships Adelaide 2018. This has been republished as of 29/10/2017 to include one required amendment regarding event 3.14 which is highlighted in the preface.

    To accompany the revised Competition Rulebook, the Lifesaving World Championships Adelaide 2018 Championships Handbook, which sets out the entry criteria and event programmes, is also published.

  • Programme for the ILS Lifesaving World Championships Adelaide 2018 confirmed

    Following the recent CoCom meeting in Glenelg, Adelaide in September 2017, the ILS Sport Commission and the Local Organising Committee of the Lifesaving World Championships 2018 have now confirmed the overall programme for the whole event, which will see a total of 10 separate Lifesaving World Championships conducted from 16th November to 2nd December 2018. Work now begins on detailed programme planning for each event.

  • Preparations underway for the 1st ILS-Africa Conference & Championships

    ILS Africa Region's President Dr Mohamed Hamed Saleh travelled to Morocco last week to meet Mr Mohamed Ali Gharbal, the President of The Royal Moroccan Federation of Diving and Lifesaving (RMFDL).

    Together, they visited the Al Moggar Hotel where the First African Conference on Drowning Prevention (ADPC) and the First Lifesaving African Championship Delegates will be lodged. Furthermore, they both participated at a press conference with journalists and media professionals in Agadir. Next on their schedule will be a field visit.

  • 100 years Reddingsbrigade Netherlands

    On 16 September 1917, the Dutch Founding Meeting of the Dutch Federation for Rescue of Drowning Victims (Reddingsbrigade Netherlands) took place on the initiative of five rescue brigades from Den Bosch, Amsterdam, Breda, The Hague and Haarlem.

  • Lifesaving World Championships 2018 - Very successful Co-Ordination Committee meeting in Adelaide

    Members of the ILS Sport Commission and the ILS Event Director travelled to Adelaide for a very successful Co-ordination Committee (CoCom) meeting with the Lifesaving World Championships Adelaide 2018 Local Organising Committee (LOC)from 8th to 11th September 2017.

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