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  • LWC2020 in Italy!

    Following the official allocation of the Lifesaving World Championships (LWC)2020 from the ILS Board in September 2016 to Italy, the Italian Swimming Federation is glad to announce that the forthcoming edition of the LWC will take place in Riccione (ITA) between Mid-September and Mid-October, exact dates to be confirmed later.

  • Sanyo Bussan International Lifesaving Cup 2018

    THE 11th SANYO BUSSAN INTERNATIONAL LIFESAVING CUP 2018, now internationally known as Sanyo Cup was held at Momochi Beach, Fukuoka, 23rd-24th June.

    Welcoming 8 teams from 7 countries/regions, Australia, Hong Kong, Great Britain, New Zealand, South Africa, USA, and Japan (Japan-A/Japan-B), have shown exciting and spectacular races for the two days. Japanese competitors raced very closely with Lifesaving Sports leading countries such as Australia and New Zealand at some events.

  • Lifesaving World Championships Adelaide 2018 gains a very important new patron

    The ILS is very pleased to confirm that the honourable Malcolm Turnbull, Prime Minister of Australia, has accepted the role of Patron to the Lifesaving World Championships, LW2018, to be held in Adelaide this November.

    A Surf Lifesaver himself, Mr Turnbull said “As someone who has long been involved with the North Bondi Surf Lifesaving Club, I understand the importance of the work that our surf lifesavers undertake”.

  • New water safety resources in Ireland

    Irish Water Safety is pleased to update you with two new resources that are designed to impact positively on water safety awareness in Ireland.

    Firstly, a new ten-year National Drowning Prevention Strategy for Ireland:

  • Lifesaving Europe Cup 2018

    The Italian Swimming Federation is pleased to invite you to participate at the Italian Summer Open Championships, the 3rd leg of the Europe Cup 2018 (pool event) to be held in Rome from Wednesday 11th until Sunday 15th July 2018 at the "Fioro Italico" Complex - Stadio del Nuoto.

    More information can be found in the attached brochure (pdf)

  • Equivalency Tables Updated

    The Equivalency Tables for Full Member Organisations from Algeria, Cameroon, Djibouti, Ghana, Mauritiania, Morocco, Niger, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, the UAE and finally Uganda, have all been updated and are available here.

  • LWC2018 Programmes online!

    The ILS Sport Commission is pleased to confirm that the detailed competition programmes for the Lifesaving World Championships (LWC) Adelaide 2018 have now been published as today marks the day 6 months from the first event on 16th November 2018. Please go to the LWC 2018 Website to view the different programmes for each championships

  • Rules for the 2018 Lifesaving World Championships clarified and updated

    The ILS Sport Commission met in March, at the ILS HQ and clarified some of the rules relating to the conduct of the 2018 Lifesaving World Championships in Adelaide. As a result updated versions of the ILS Competition Rulebook and the ILS 2018 Lifesaving World Championships Competition Handbook have been published, along with ILS Sport Commission 2018 Bulletin No. 1 which explains the clarifications that have been made. Go to the ILS Rules page for more information

  • Making Sri Lanka’s waters safe

    Sri Lanka Life Saving (SLLS) is actively lobbying for the implementation of the National Plan for Water Safety and Drowning Prevention, which is yet to get off ground, while also imparting basic water safety education and survival floating techniques to thousands of school children with the aim of building a safer aquatic environment in Sri Lanka.

    Read the full article at Daily FT Sri Lanka:


  • ISA/ILS Water Safety Course in Holland

    The Holland Surfing Association successfully ran their first of multiple ISA/ILS International Surf and SUP Instructor Aquatic Rescue and Safety Courses in Scheveningen, the Netherlands on April 7-8, 2018.