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.


2016 LWC Special Offer

The organising committee of the 2016 LWC and partners Rescue Marine Services are pleased to offer a special 40% discount off the price of a new Arancia IRB, Tohatsu ‘Surf’ engine and Nauta fuel tank & cover. Please see the attached flyer for more information and visit or email for more information.

Updated LWC 2016 Officials Appointments

The Referees & Technical Officials preliminary appointments for the Lifesaving World Championships 2016 in Eindhoven & Noordwijk (The Netherlands) can be found underneath:

==UPDATE June 22nd, 2016 (V6): Although there are very few changes, the main change is the briefing venues and times for the ocean events.==

Invitation to Host the 2017 ILS induction meeting

The ILS Board of Directors is now seeking bids to host the 2017 ILS Induction Meeting.

The ILS Induction Meeting; scheduled over a five days’ period during early 2017; will assemble about 100 leaders of the ILS, representing more than 50 nations.

Sanyo Cup 2016

The 2016 Sanyo International Lifesaving Cup is being held in Aoshima Beach, Miyazaki, Japan from July 2nd-3rd. Events include Surf Race, Board Race, Oceanman/woman, Beach Flags, Beach Sprint, Board Rescue Tube Rescue, Oceanwoman Relay and Beach Relay.

Fincancial Support for SLSA Volunteer Education

Surf Life Saving Australia is pleased the Coalition Government has today recognised a need for greater investment and resources in training for our volunteers.

This financial commitment will greatly improve the quality of existing training and enhance opportunities to suit the busy lives of volunteer surf lifesavers. It will enable our trainers to keep up-to-date with the latest teaching methods.

The funding, announced at Terrigal Surf Life Saving Club, NSW, includes:

Upcoming Events
Date Event Country / Region
25/07/2016 Italian Championships (Beach Event) of cat. Es.AR/J/C/S Italy
26/07/2016 USLA MId-Atlantic Regional Junior Lifesaving Championships United States of America
28/07/2016 Italian Championships (Beach Event) Open Italy
05/08/2016 Australian Pool Rescue Championships Australia
08/08/2016 World Military Lifesaving Championship 2016 Sweden
10/08/2016 2016 USLA National Lifeguard and Junior Lifeguard Championships United States of America
20/08/2016 Swiss Championships 2016 Switzerland
26/08/2016 2016 Canadian Surf Lifesaving Championships Canada
29/08/2016 Lifesaving Foundation Conference 2016 Ireland
01/09/2016 Lifesaving World Championships 2016 The Netherlands
03/09/2016 ILS Board of Directors Meeting 2016 Netherlands
04/09/2016 ILS General Assembly 2016 Netherlands
24/09/2016 Resuscitation 2016 Iceland
07/10/2016 New Zealand Pool Championships New Zealand
03/11/2016 USLA Fall 2016 Board of Directors Meeting United States of America
11/01/2017 Australian Pool Lifesaving Championships Australia
04/02/2017 2017 Stramit NSW Country Surf Life Saving Championships Australia
21/04/2017 2017 World Masters Games New Zealand
22/04/2017 2017 World Masters Games - Surf Life Saving New Zealand
21/07/2017 World Games 2017 Poland
30/11/2017 International Surf Rescue Challenge 2017 (ISRC) New Zealand
04/04/2018 Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Australia
TBA | 01/01/2019 Military World Games 2019 China