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  • Dave Thompson Knight in the Order of Lifesaving

    Dave Thompson, member of Surf Life Saving Australia and Chair of the ILS Sport Commission became Knight in the Order of Lifesaving in 2015. He received his award at a special celebration organised for him during the ILS Gala Dinner on 5th September, at the occasion of the ILS Elective General Assembly and Lifesaving World Championships in the Netherlands.

  • Medal of Rescue Awarded

    At the occasion of the ILS meetings in Eindhoven, the following Medals of Rescue were awarded:

  • ILS Hall of Fame

    Birgit Götker, Marcel Hassemeier and Stacey Bowley were recently inducted in the ILS Hall of Fame.

  • LWC2016 Survey

    The International Life Saving Federation wishes to keep improving the World Championships and therefore your opinion is very valuable to us. We issued a survey to identify what worked well and where improvements can be made for future World Championships.

    Please follow this link to the Survey Monkey Rescue 2016 Member Survey:

  • Cape May lifeguards still perfect after 105 years

    CAPE MAY — It's a streak of perfection discussed in hushed tones: In 105 years since the Cape May Beach Patrol was formed, it has never had a drowning on a guarded beach.

  • Masters' Pool Event First Day

    Check the LWC2016 Livetiming pages at

    Photos of the first day of the Masters' Pool Event can be found on the Lifesaving 2016 Facebook page at:

  • I Congreso Internacional de Prevencion de Ahogamientos

    The I Congreso Internacional de Prevencion de Ahogamientos ("1st International Conference on Drowning Prevention 2016") will be held in Motril (Granada - SPAIN) from 14th to 16th October 2016.

  • One week to go!

    Only 7 days left before the start of the World Championships Lifesaving 2016!

  • SOBRASA Rescue SC 2016

    The 16th Brazilian and 8th Southamerican Lifesaving Championship and Symposium will be held November 2016 in Florianopolis – Santa Catarina - November 9 to 12 – involving 600 athletes from 20 different states from Brazil and international, Uruguai, Peru, Chile, Portugal, Venezuela, and Argentina.

    A symposium will be held at the same moment expecting more that 6.000 attending.

    The event is nominated following the ILS example as "Sobrasa Rescue – SC 2016".

  • Invitation to Host the 2017 ILS induction meeting

    The ILS Board of Directors is now seeking bids to host the 2017 ILS Induction Meeting.

    The ILS Induction Meeting; scheduled over a five days’ period during early 2017; will assemble about 100 leaders of the ILS, representing more than 50 nations.