The International Life Saving Federation is a Full Member with voting rights in ARISF.
Founded in 1983, the Association of the IOC Recognised International Sports Federations has several aims, namely :
- To act as a spokesperson, and to defend and coordinate the common interests of its members whilst maintaining their authority, independence and autonomy.
- To determine the consensus of the member federations on questions of common interest in relation to the Olympic Movement.
- To ensure the largest possible participation in the Congresses, programmes and projects of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
- To decide on nominations of ARISF representatives on commissions of the IOC and/or other international sports organisations.