January 2006

10 years of drowning prevention in Brasil

In 2005 the Brazilian Lifesaving Society Sobrasa has completed its first 10 years working in drowning prevention. Sobrasa reported their most important accomplishments in 2005: 123 lectures on prevention and…


Record Number to Reduce Coastal Drowning

A record number of trained surf lifesavers have been patrolling beaches this summer, in a concerted effort to keep the Australian beaches safe and reduce coastal drowning and injury, according…


61 trained lifeguards in Venezuela

In 2005 YMCA Venezuela have trained 61 new lifeguards in the first National Training session for Lifeguards in Vargas State, which ended with a great success. The 61 candidates worked…


Legendary commentator passed away

The ILS and Surf Life Saving Australia was saddened by the news of the passing of well known surf lifesaver and surf sports commentator, Harry Windmill. A larger than life…