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  • ILS Event Director

    The International Life Saving Federation (ILS) is looking for an experienced Event Director to supervise the management of ILS Events.

  • Bid process for the 2022 Lifesaving World Championships - host city now selected

    The Lifesaving World Championships 2022 has been awarded to the city of Agadir, Morocco.

  • ILS Signs Partnership Agreement with IOC-recognized International Surfing Association

    The International Surfing Association (ISA) has today announced a key strategic partnership with the International Lifesaving Federation (ILS) to establish a universally recognized, global standard water safety course and certificate for Surfing and Stand-Up Paddle (SUP) coaches and instructors.

    The ISA has teamed up with ILS to offer the International Surf and SUP Instructor Aquatic Rescue and Safety Course around the globe.

  • Portuguese Lifesaving Federation launches the 'Drowning Observatory'

    The "Drowning Observatory" is a system created by the Portuguese Lifesaving Federation, to better account the drowning deaths in Portugal.

  • ILS Surf Lifesaving Sport Receives a Boost in Phuket, Thailand

    The ILS Asia Pacific Region held a Surf Lifesaving Sport Coaching Workshop in Phuket Thailand from 7 to 10 December 2016.

    The aim of the workshop was to stimulate and facilitate increased lifesaving sport activity through focusing on coaching to build local capacity in beach/ocean lifesaving sport knowledge, skill and networks which with ongoing guidance and assistance will lead to an improved sporting opportunities and also contribute to a reduction in drowning death and injury across the Asia Pacific Region.

  • LWC Adelaide 2018 Meeting

    The team at LWC Adelaide 2018 were honoured to have Graham Ford (President of International Life Saving Federation (ILS) / Surf Life Saving Australia) in South Australia this afternoon to meet with John Baker (President | Surf Life Saving SA / Chair | LWC Adelaide 2018 Executive Committee) and the LWC Adelaide 2018 team.

  • World Games Teams Announced

    The following national teams will participate at the World Games 2017 in Wroclaw, Poland:
    New Zealand - Italy - France - Australia - Germany - China - Spain - Belgium - Japan - Poland (host nation).

  • Position Statements Updated

    The ILS Rescue Commission and its Medical Committee are in constant debate over various matters, which are summarized in Position Statements. Position Statements outline the considered position of ILS and are meant to give advice to the ILS Membership.

    The files can be found under “Position Statements”.

  • 2017 International “Floodfighter” Emergency Management, Flood and Water Rescue Master Class Hosted by Charlotte Fire Department, USA

    In what has become a vital bi-annual SLSGB ‘International Floodfighters’ conference to showcase current best practice, review new techniques, equipment and emergency management guidance. This continues the highly successful series of Masterclass Conferences and Workshops, following an over twelve-year partnership programme of exchange visits of first responders and managers, including volunteers, from the UK, wider Europe, Australia and US.

  • WCDP2017 Registration Open and Call for Abstracts Released

    With the 2017 ILS World Conference on Drowning Prevention (WCDP) one year away, delegates can now register online at This conference is a flagship educational event on the calendar of the International Life Saving Federation (ILS). It is a bi-annual opportunity to bring together the world’s foremost experts, research, systems and information on drowning prevention, rescue, lifesaving and water safety.