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  • 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.

  • 50 days to go to the World Games Wroclaw 2017!

    It is 50 days to The World Games 2017!

    National Team Athletes and Officials from Australia, Belgium, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Poland and Spain are preparing to partake in the Lifesaving events at The World Games 2017, held in Wroclaw, Poland from the 20th until the 30th of July.

  • 'The Lifeguard' music video

    Here at the ILS Headquarters we received a nice email from Mr. Visser we just had to share:

  • RESCUE13

    RESCUE13 International lifesaving meeting, held in Martigues, France since 2005, welcomes each october top athletes from France, Belgium and Spain and has recently become the final leg of The Euro Beachflags Tour.

  • 70 years service commemorated

    Jack Dearlove MBE celebrated his 90th Birthday on 6 May 2017. At the occasion, Jack was presented a 70-years’ service medal and plaque by Alan Whelpton, ILS past President and Life Governor, on behalf of Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) to commemorate 70 years of service.