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.


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.

Currently, the world average death from drowning is one death every 1,5 minutes (372,000 per year), but this figure is much higher because it is not being properly accounted.

By better accounting the drowning, it will be possible to better understand the problem and to create prevention strategies for it.

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).