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  • The best attended World Conference on Drowning Prevention ends in Vancouver

    With 805 delegates from 60 countries, the ILS World Conference on Drowning Prevention was the best attended ILS conference ever. The conference, hosted by Lifesaving Society Canada in Vancouver from 17th to 19th October was a huge success and certainly lived up to its overall theme of Share Globally, Prevent Locally. We thank Lifesaving Society Canada for their excellent hospitality and organisation at WCDP 2017, and now the responsibility has been passed from Lifesaving Society Canada to Lifesaving South Africa who will host the next WCDP in Durban in October 2019.

  • Royal Life Saving Bahrain

    At the ILS Board of Directors meetings in conjunction with the World Conference of Drowning Prevention 2017 in Vancouver, Canada, the Royal Life Saving Bahrain, for the occasion represented by HRH Shaikha Nayla EBRAHIM HAMAD AL KHALAFI, has been accepted as a Full Member organisation in ILS.

  • ILS Competition Rulebook 2015-2019 Revised Edition 2017 published along with the Lifesaving World Championships Adelaide 2018 Handbook

    The ILS Sport Commission is pleased to confirm that the ILS Competition Rulebook 2015-2019 Revised 2017 Edition is now published in preparation for the Lifesaving World Championships Adelaide 2018.

    To accompany the revised Competition Rulebook, the Lifesaving World Championships Adelaide 2018 Championships Handbook, which sets out the entry criteria and event programmes, is also published.

  • Programme for the ILS Lifesaving World Championships Adelaide 2018 confirmed

    Following the recent CoCom meeting in Glenelg, Adelaide in September 2017, the ILS Sport Commission and the Local Organising Committee of the Lifesaving World Championships 2018 have now confirmed the overall programme for the whole event, which will see a total of 10 separate Lifesaving World Championships conducted from 16th November to 2nd December 2018. Work now begins on detailed programme planning for each event.

  • Preparations underway for the 1st ILS-Africa Conference & Championships

    ILS Africa Region's President Dr Mohamed Hamed Saleh travelled to Morocco last week to meet Mr Mohamed Ali Gharbal, the President of The Royal Moroccan Federation of Diving and Lifesaving (RMFDL).

    Together, they visited the Al Moggar Hotel where the First African Conference on Drowning Prevention (ADPC) and the First Lifesaving African Championship Delegates will be lodged. Furthermore, they both participated at a press conference with journalists and media professionals in Agadir. Next on their schedule will be a field visit.

  • 100 years Reddingsbrigade Netherlands

    On 16 September 1917, the Dutch Founding Meeting of the Dutch Federation for Rescue of Drowning Victims (Reddingsbrigade Netherlands) took place on the initiative of five rescue brigades from Den Bosch, Amsterdam, Breda, The Hague and Haarlem.

  • Lifesaving World Championships 2018 - Very successful Co-Ordination Committee meeting in Adelaide

    Members of the ILS Sport Commission and the ILS Event Director travelled to Adelaide for a very successful Co-ordination Committee (CoCom) meeting with the Lifesaving World Championships Adelaide 2018 Local Organising Committee (LOC)from 8th to 11th September 2017.

  • Nominations from Technical Officials for LWC Adelaide 2018 are now closed

    The online application process for Technical Officials to nominate to be considered for appointment at the Lifesaving World Championships Adelaide 2018 has now closed. There were 350 applications. Having checked and removed duplicates there are now 330 applications from 26 countries that will go forward to the appointment process. Member federations will soon be receiving lists of those who have applied from their federation to seek endorsement that their application is valid, they are in good standing, and that they are suitable for the positions for which they have applied.

  • WHO to co-sponsor WCDP2017

    We are delighted to announce that the World Health Organisation (WHO) has accepted to co-sponsor the ILS World Conference on Drowning Prevention, to be held in Vancouver – Canada from 16 to 20 October 2017.