The International Life Saving 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.


Call for nominations from Technical Officials for LWC Adelaide 2018

Applications are invited from all Technical Officials who wish to be considered for appointment to officiate at the Lifesaving World Championships - Adelaide 2018, to be held in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia from 15th November to 2nd December, 2018. The Pool Championships will be held at the South Australia Aquatic and Leisure Centre and all Ocean and Beach Championships are held at Glenelg Beach, Adelaide – the same venues as LWC 2012, except for Christies Beach.

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.