The International Lifesaving Federation (ILS) is the world authority for drowning prevention, lifesaving and lifesaving sport. ILS leads, supports and collaborates with national and international organisations engaged in drowning prevention, water safety, water rescue, lifesaving, lifeguarding and lifesaving sport.

Telstra & Surf Life Saving Australia - Partners for Over 10 years

For 62 years, the beach has been a huge part of Graham Ford’s life. To celebrate over 10 years of partnership with Surf Life Saving Australia, Telstra has captured our stories for a beautiful mini documentary series.

Marcel Hassemeier from Germany elected as IWGA Athlete of the Year

Marcel Hassemeier from Germany, four time gold medalist in Life Saving at The World Games in Cali, was elected as IWGA Athlete of the Year.

Marcel Hassemeier (23) won the voting with 21.871 votes. He was the most successful athlete of The World Games 2013 by achieving four gold medals and one silver medal in Life Saving.

Thank you everyone who voted for Marcel!

World Conference on Drowning Prevention 2017

ILS Full Member Organisations or Conference Organising Groups/Agencies in co-operation with an ILS Full Member are invited to bid for the rights to host the 2017 World Conference on Drowning Prevention. The bidding documents are given below.

Drowning Prevention Grants Announced

ILS welcomes the announcement that The Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit (JH-IIRU), with funding provided by Bloomberg Philanthropies, is launching the Saving of Lives from Drowning Grants Initiative to fund 2-3 projects focusing on innovative interventions for drowning prevention in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC).


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