ILS welcomes new member organisations: Algeria, Tanzania, Uganda, Togo, Mauritius, Haiti and Ecuador.

ILS welcomes seven new member organisations from Algeria, Tanzania, Uganda, Togo, Mauritius, Haiti and Ecuador.

The ILS Africa region expands with five full member organisations.

  • The Algerian Federation for Life Saving first aid and underwater activities (FASSAS)
    was founded in 1946 and provides trainings in scuba diving in accordance with CMAS standards as well as trainings in first aid, lifesaving (rescue diver, pool lifeguard and junior lifesaver), free diving and environment protection. The FASSAS also organises drowning prevention awareness campaigns throughout Algeria.
  • The Tanzania Life Saving Society (TALISS)
    is the leading lifesaving organisation in Tanzania. Its main objective is to reduce water related deaths and injuries by educating people on how to live safely in, near or around water. TALISS has taught no less than 10,000 people; nearly all Lifeguards in Tanzania. The TALISS’ mission is to extend its services to all places throughout the country and act in co-operation with other local and international related organisations.
  • The Uganda Lifesaving Federation
    was recently created. It is affiliated to the National Council of Sports-Uganda. Main fields of activity are lifesaving, lifeguarding, patrolling and education.
  • Togo Association of Lifesaving and First Aid (Association Togolaise de Sauvetage et de Secourisme)
    was formed in March 2011 and is a sports and humanitarian association. It fights drowning through promotion of swimming, water rescue and first aid and has already begun to outreach in schools and around beaches and lakes. Swimming and rescue lessons are provided to children and youngsters.
  • Surf Life Saving Mauritius (SLSMU)
    was set up in 2007, starting with volunteer beach patrols and from 2009 on professional lifesaving training was given with the aid of SLSA. In 2011 the SLSMU was approved by the Government of Mauritius.

In the ILS Americas region one Full Member –Haiti- and one Corresponding Member –Ecuador- came on board:

  • The Association Haitienne de Natation et de Sauvetage (ASHANASA)
    was founded in 1994 by a group of concerned citizens of Haiti under the umbrella of Haitian Olympic Committee. The purpose of the Association is to save lives and promote Swimming in Haiti.
  • The “Fundacion Salvares”
    started as a group of young enthusiasts with a desire to help the community and tourism, both domestic and international, to safeguard the lives of all those visiting the beaches of Manta.