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  • 1st Lifesaving African Championships

    The International Lifesaving Federation Africa Region (ILS Africa) will host its First Edition of Lifesaving African Championships in October 27th to 30th in Agadir, Morocco.

    This Competition will be hosted by The Royal Federation of Diving and Underwater Activities of Morocco under the Distinguished Patronnage of HIS MAJESTY KING MOHAMED VI of the Kingdom of Morocco.

  • News from Morocco: First Officials Promotion

    Under the auspices of ILS and ILS Africa, and as scheduled before, the Royal Moroccan Federation got it's first Judges promotion.

  • Lifesaving events at the World Games are a big success

    The 10th Edition of the World Games is being held in Wroclaw, Poland from 20th to 30th August 2017. Lifesaving was one of the first of the 31 sports to successfully complete its programme over the first two days of competition on Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd July. The 100 competitors from the the 10 invited nations all competed strongly in the 8 disciplines contested, with Italy emerging as the top ranked nation.

  • The World Games 2017

    The World Games 2017 is around the corner! The 10th edition of the Games will be held in Wroclaw, Poland, 20–30 July 2017. More than 3,000 athletes from 31 sports and 111 countries will take part in the biggest sport event ever staged in Poland, under the patronage of the IOC. From Life Saving, 100 athletes will be present.

  • Equivalency Table Finland Updated

    The Finnish Swimming Teaching and Lifesaving Federation added the Equivalency to ILS Instructor Pool Lifeguard for their National Certificate "Kansainvälinen Hengenpelastus Kouluttaja".

    All Equivalency Tables can be found at

  • The Sanyobussan International Lifesaving Cup 2017

    The Sanyobussan International Lifesaving Cup 2017, now internationally known as Sanyo Cup was held at Momochi Beach, in Seaside Momochi Beach Park, Fukuoka, 24-25 th June. Celebrating its 10th Anniversary, 8 teams from 7 countries/regions, Australia, Hong Kong, Netherlands, New Zealand, South Africa, USA, and Japan(Japan-A/Japan-B), have shown exciting and spectacular races for two days.

  • Appointment of Chief Referees and Deputy Chief Referees for the Lifesaving World Championships Adelaide 2018

    The ILS Sport Commission has confirmed the appointments for Chief Referee and Deputy Chief Referee positions at the Lifesaving World Championships Adelaide 2018.

  • ILS appoints its Event Director

    The ILS is pleased to announce that it has appointed John Martin MBE as its Event Director. John, who will be formally taking up the role at the start of July, brings a wealth of experience of all the events that the ILS organises, having been engaged in every Lifesaving World Championship since 1994 in key roles, and attending every World Conference on Drowning Prevention that has been held.

  • News from Cameroon

    We have the honour and the pleasure to inform all of you that Mr Justin Bakinga the Secretary General of International Life Saving Federation Africa Region (ILS Africa) and President of Royal Life Saving Society Cameroon Branch (RLSS Cameroon) was granted an audience.

  • News from Spain

    The International Life Saving Federation is happy to inform its members that on May 31st, Mrs. Isabel García, President of the Royal Spanish Lifesaving Federation, has been elected Vice-President of the Spanish National Olympic Committee (COE) for the 2017-2021 period.