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  • Call to Bid for the 2022 Lifesaving World Championships

    The ILS Board of Directors invites the Full Member organisations of ILS or Host Cities/Groups/Agencies/Organisations, preferably in cooperation with an ILS Full Member, to submit a Bid Lodgement to host the 2022 Lifesaving World Championships (LWC 2022).

  • ILS appoints its Event Director

    The ILS is pleased to announce that it has appointed John Martin MBE as its Event Director. John, who will be formally taking up the role at the start of July, brings a wealth of experience of all the events that the ILS organises, having been engaged in every Lifesaving World Championship since 1994 in key roles, and attending every World Conference on Drowning Prevention that has been held.

  • News from Cameroon

    We have the honour and the pleasure to inform all of you that Mr Justin Bakinga the Secretary General of International Life Saving Federation Africa Region (ILS Africa) and President of Royal Life Saving Society Cameroon Branch (RLSS Cameroon) was granted an audience.

  • News from Spain

    The International Life Saving Federation is happy to inform its members that on May 31st, Mrs. Isabel García, President of the Royal Spanish Lifesaving Federation, has been elected Vice-President of the Spanish National Olympic Committee (COE) for the 2017-2021 period.

  • 50 days to go to the World Games Wroclaw 2017!

    It is 50 days to The World Games 2017!

    National Team Athletes and Officials from Australia, Belgium, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Poland and Spain are preparing to partake in the Lifesaving events at The World Games 2017, held in Wroclaw, Poland from the 20th until the 30th of July.

  • 'The Lifeguard' music video

    Here at the ILS Headquarters we received a nice email from Mr. Visser we just had to share:

  • RESCUE13

    RESCUE13 International lifesaving meeting, held in Martigues, France since 2005, welcomes each october top athletes from France, Belgium and Spain and has recently become the final leg of The Euro Beachflags Tour.

  • 70 years service commemorated

    Jack Dearlove MBE celebrated his 90th Birthday on 6 May 2017. At the occasion, Jack was presented a 70-years’ service medal and plaque by Alan Whelpton, ILS past President and Life Governor, on behalf of Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) to commemorate 70 years of service.

  • ILS Welcomes Bloomberg Philanthropies Investment in Drowning Prevention

    The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that drowning claims the lives of more than 60,000 children under the age of five and more than 360,000 people globally.

  • Chief Referee and Deputy Chief Referee nomination form for LWC 2018

    Applications are invited from experienced and suitably qualified persons, who wish to be considered for appointment to one or more position of Chief Referee and/or Deputy Chief Referee at the Lifesaving World Championships - Adelaide 2018, to be held in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia from 15th November to 2nd December, 2018.