Join the ILS!

The International Life Saving Federation (ILS) is all about the saving of lives from drowning and the improvement of water safety all around the world. A devastating 1.200,000 people die per year from drowning which is one every thirty seconds. You can help to reduce this terrible toll by sharing our beliefs and becoming part of our movement!

Lifesaving Organisations:

ILS presently includes over 100 member organisations, which collectively include millions of individual members. Is your national lifesaving organisation interested in joining the ILS?

Become Member

Categories of Member Organisations:

  • Full Member
  • Associate Member
  • Corresponding Member
  • Partner
  • Institutional Member


Individual membership may be granted to a person with an interest in aquatic lifesaving, drowning prevention or lifesaving sport.

If there is an ILS national Member Organisation in the nation of the requesting individual, persons requesting Individual membership should be member of that national Lifesaving Organisation to be accepted as an Individual Member of ILS.

More information on Individual Membership

Categories of Individual Members: