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 to Bid for the 2022 Lifesaving World Championships

The ILS Board of Directors invites the Full Member organisations of ILS or Host Cities/Groups/Agencies/Organisations, preferably in cooperation with an ILS Full Member, to submit a Bid Lodgement to host the 2022 Lifesaving World Championships (LWC 2022).

The World Championships typically involve between 4,000 and 5,000 competitors and officials and last some 12-14 days.

Interested parties can find the Bidding Documents here:

Chief Referee and Deputy Chief Referee nomination form for LWC 2018

Applications are invited from experienced and suitably qualified persons, who wish to be considered for appointment to one or more position of Chief Referee and/or Deputy Chief Referee at the Lifesaving World Championships - Adelaide 2018, to be held in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia from 15th November to 2nd December, 2018.

First International Lifeguard Instructors course in Morocco

The Moroccon Diving and Lifesaving Federation organised an International Lifeguard Instructors course from 8 to 16 April in the city of Rabat.

100 days to The World Games 2017

It is 100 days to The World Games 2017!

ISA/ILS Course Improves Water Safety through Surf and Sup Instructors

Earlier this year the International Surfing Association (ISA) announced a key strategic partnership agreement with the International Lifesaving Federation (ILS) to establish a global standard water safety course for Surf and SUP instructors and promote water safety worldwide.

Upcoming Events

Date Event Country / Region
30/04/2017 Meeting International de Sauvetage en Piscine Belgium
14/05/2017 Trofeo Città di Andora – Prove Oceaniche (1^ stage) Italy
15/05/2017 Stage de formation des entraineurs Morocco
25/05/2017 2017 European Life Saving Championships for Masters Spain
27/05/2017 Trofeo Nazionale “Isola d’Ischia” (Open) Italy
03/06/2017 2017 Canadian Pool Lifesaving Championships Canada
08/06/2017 Italian Championships (Beach Event) of cat. Es.AR/J/C/S Italy
10/06/2017 Italian Championships (Beach Event) Open Italy
12/06/2017 Italian Championships (Open) Italy
16/06/2017 Drowning Prevention Week United Kingdom
13/07/2017 Italian Championships of cat. ES.A/R/J/C/S Italy
20/07/2017 World Games 2017 Poland
08/08/2017 RLSS Commonwealth Festival of Lifesaving South Africa
10/08/2017 Commonwealth Festival of Lifesaving Australia
21/08/2017 Stage de formation des entraineurs Morocco
03/09/2017 2017 European Life Saving Championships for National Teams and National Teams Youth Belgium
14/09/2017 2017 European Life Saving Championships for IRBs Germany
23/09/2017 Trofeo Città di Andora – Prove Oceaniche (2^ stage) Italy
17/10/2017 World Conference on Drowning Prevention 2017 Canada
20/10/2017 African Championships Morocco
30/11/2017 International Surf Rescue Challenge 2017 (ISRC) New Zealand
04/04/2018 Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Australia
17/11/2018 Lifesaving World Championships Adelaide 2018 Australia
TBA | 01/01/2019 Military World Games 2019 China