June 2004

South Africa reports on drowning

The ILS headquarters received the drowning report of the Life Saving Association South Africa (SALSA). Here is a summary of the report: 67 South Africans drowned in 2003. This is…


Nivea Cup in Germany

The Nivea Cup will be held at the Baltic Sea in the city of Warnemünde. The event is organised and managed by the German Life Saving Federation (DLRG-DVV). The competitions…


Rip Current Education in the USA

On 24 May 2004, the United States Lifesaving Association and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (US) announced the commencement of a national rip current awareness programme at a press…


Baltic Conference in Lithuania

With the aim to improve and develop lifesaving activities in the Baltic Area a Conference was organised in Nida/Lithuania from 23 to 25 April 2004. The preparation and organisation was…


11,000 beaches now available

An ambitious project to visit each of Australiaâ„¢s 11,011 beaches and develop a standard map of their vital characteristics has been concluded, with the results soon to be made available…