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.


Registrations for the ILS World Conference on Drowning Prevention 2019 are now open

The ILS is pleased to confirm that the Registration site for the World Conference on Drowning Prevention (WCDP) 2019, that will be hosted by our colleagues from Lifesaving South Africa in Durban from 8th to 10th October 2019, is now live. Registrations can be made by following the link to the WCDP 2019 Website:

The WCDP 2019 will take place at the Albert Luthuli International Conference Centre in Durban, South Africa.

Life Saving at WMG2021

The World Masters Games 2021 Kansai OC President formally announced "Life Saving joined WMG2021 Official Sports" at the '1000 days before' event on Aug. 24.

The Fukui Prefecture Governor and the Takahama Town Mayor did the presentation on the Lifesaving Venue.

The World Masters Games 2021 will be held in Kansai, Japan from the 14th of May till the 30th.

Asia-Pacific Drowning Prevention Development Through Collaboration

Norman Farmer ESM, President Asia-Pacific Region

Last week in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, more than 40 administrators and lifesavers from 15 Asia-Pacific countries gathered to share, learn and collaborate on drowning prevention capacity and capability building.

Call for submission of Abstracts for WCDP 2019

The World Conference on Drowning Prevention 2019 Organising Committee has now issued a call for the submission of Abstracts from interested speakers. Follow this link to get started. The submission process will close on 8th December 2018.

20th Anniversary of Lifesaving in India

On 2nd of August 2018 we completed 20 years of our existence as the Rashtriya Life Saving Society (India). During these years, we as a team have dedicated our time and effort to inculcate safety consciousness in the community and train as many people as possible in skills to help a person in distress. To date we have trained over 300,000 lifesavers.