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.


LWC2016 Survey

The International Life Saving Federation wishes to keep improving the World Championships and therefore your opinion is very valuable to us. We issued a survey to identify what worked well and where improvements can be made for future World Championships.

Please follow this link to the Survey Monkey Rescue 2016 Member Survey:

WCDP2017 Registration Open and Call for Abstracts Released

With the 2017 ILS World Conference on Drowning Prevention (WCDP) one year away, delegates can now register online at This conference is a flagship educational event on the calendar of the International Life Saving Federation (ILS). It is a bi-annual opportunity to bring together the world’s foremost experts, research, systems and information on drowning prevention, rescue, lifesaving and water safety.

ILS Asia-Pacific Sport Development Workshop

ILS Asia-Pacific is conducting a lifesaving sport workshop comprising a number of theory and practical sessions delivered by relevant experts in their fields and supported by emerging coaches targeted at beach/ocean lifesaving coaches. This project will be under the guidance and support of ILS Asia Pacific and its key developed Member Organisations.

New Member Federations

During the recent meetings of the ILS Board and General Assembly in Eindhoven last month, eight new member federations were accepted into the ILS family as new members in various categories.

Lifesaving 2016 great success

The last few weeks Eindhoven and Noordwijk were the place to be, during the World Championships Lifesaving 2016. Around 3700 Lifeguards competed in several categories for the medals. The organisation looks back on a great event!