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.


WADA published 2017 Prohibited List

On 29 September, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) published the 2017 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods; along with, the 2017 Summary of Major Modifications and Explanatory Notes. The List, which is one of five International Standards that are mandatory for all Signatories of the World Anti-Doping Code (Code),designates what substances and methods are prohibited both in- and out-of-competition and which substances are banned in particular sports.

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).

Position Statements Updated

The ILS Rescue Commission and its Medical Committee are in constant debate over various matters, which are summarized in Position Statements. Position Statements outline the considered position of ILS and are meant to give advice to the ILS Membership.

The files can be found under “Position Statements”.

2017 International “Floodfighter” Emergency Management, Flood and Water Rescue Master Class Hosted by Charlotte Fire Department, USA

In what has become a vital bi-annual SLSGB ‘International Floodfighters’ conference to showcase current best practice, review new techniques, equipment and emergency management guidance. This continues the highly successful series of Masterclass Conferences and Workshops, following an over twelve-year partnership programme of exchange visits of first responders and managers, including volunteers, from the UK, wider Europe, Australia and US.