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.

1st Lifesaving African Championships

The International Lifesaving Federation Africa Region (ILS Africa) will host its First Edition of Lifesaving African Championships in October 27th to 30th in Agadir, Morocco.

This Competition will be hosted by The Royal Federation of Diving and Underwater Activities of Morocco under the Distinguished Patronnage of HIS MAJESTY KING MOHAMED VI of the Kingdom of Morocco.

Lifesaving events at the World Games are a big success

The 10th Edition of the World Games is being held in Wroclaw, Poland from 20th to 30th August 2017. Lifesaving was one of the first of the 31 sports to successfully complete its programme over the first two days of competition on Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd July. The 100 competitors from the the 10 invited nations all competed strongly in the 8 disciplines contested, with Italy emerging as the top ranked nation. They led the medal table with 12 medals in total, 6 gold, 4 silver and 2 bronze, and managed to stay ahead of a very strong Australian team, with Germany, who featured very strongly on the second day in third place.

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