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:

ILS appoints its Event Director

The ILS is pleased to announce that it has appointed John Martin MBE as its Event Director. John, who will be formally taking up the role at the start of July, brings a wealth of experience of all the events that the ILS organises, having been engaged in every Lifesaving World Championship since 1994 in key roles, and attending every World Conference on Drowning Prevention that has been held.

News from Cameroon

We have the honour and the pleasure to inform all of you that Mr Justin Bakinga the Secretary General of International Life Saving Federation Africa Region (ILS Africa) and President of Royal Life Saving Society Cameroon Branch (RLSS Cameroon) was granted an audience.

News from Spain

The International Life Saving Federation is happy to inform its members that on May 31st, Mrs. Isabel García, President of the Royal Spanish Lifesaving Federation, has been elected Vice-President of the Spanish National Olympic Committee (COE) for the 2017-2021 period.

50 days to go to the World Games Wroclaw 2017!

It is 50 days to The World Games 2017!

National Team Athletes and Officials from Australia, Belgium, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Poland and Spain are preparing to partake in the Lifesaving events at The World Games 2017, held in Wroclaw, Poland from the 20th until the 30th of July.