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  • Registrations for the ILS World Conference on Drowning Prevention 2019 are now open

    The ILS is pleased to confirm that the Registration site for the World Conference on Drowning Prevention (WCDP) 2019, that will be hosted by our colleagues from Lifesaving South Africa in Durban from 8th to 10th October 2019, is now live. Registrations can be made by following the link to the WCDP 2019 Website:

    The WCDP 2019 will take place at the Albert Luthuli International Conference Centre in Durban, South Africa.

  • Lifesaving Sport Rankings (Stilwater events only)

    The ILS is pleased to provide a link to the Lifesaving Sport Rankings website that has been created by Ruben van Erk, a web developer from the Netherlands. This database shows the rankings based on the times recorded in each event at major international and national stillwater competitions around the world. Visit the Competitive Lifesaving page for further details:

  • Reminder - WCDP 2019 Abstract Submissions close on 15th January 2019

    This is a reminder to all who are intending to submit an abstract to be considered for the World Conference on Drowning Prevention (WCDP) 2019. There is now less than one week to go as the system closes at midnight GMT on 15th January 2019.

  • Seasonal greetings to all ILS Members

    On behalf of the ILS Board of Directors, the ILS HQ offers seasonal greetings to all members of the ILS family. As 2018 draws to a close, we thank all members for their hard work in reducing drowning in the world, and we look forward to continuing to be successful in the new year of 2019.

  • New members join the ILS family

    During the recent meetings of the ILS Board of Directors held in Glenelg, Adelaide, Australia in November 2018, many new member federations were accepted into the ILS family as new members in various categories on 21st November 2018:

  • ILS announces the venues for the World Conferences on Drowning Prevention 2021 and 2023, and Lifesaving World Championships for 2022 and 2024

    The ILS is pleased to announce that the venues for the World Conferences on Drowning Prevention (WCDP) for 2021 and 2023, and the Lifesaving World Championships (LWC) for 2022 and 2024 have been selected in a ground breaking decision

    The hosts for WCDP 2021 will be Colombo, Sri Lanka and for WCDP 2023 will be Marrakesh, Morocco.

    The hosts for LWC 2022 will be Agadir, Morocco, and for LWC 2024 will be the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

  • Lifesaving World Championships 2020 - dates now confirmed

    The International Lifesaving Federation is pleased to confirm that the Lifesaving World Championships of 2020 will be held in Riccione, Italy from 14th September to October 3rd 2020.

    Please visit to find all the information about how to book your accommodation, service and competition packages, and get the access to register for the next exciting edition of the Lifesaving World Championships.

  • Australia: SLSA and RLSS Release Annual Reports

    Australia’s peak drowning prevention and lifesaving bodies, Royal Life Saving Society – Australia and Surf Life Saving Australia have today released their annual reports outlining the impacts of fatal and non-fatal drowning deaths across the country last year.

  • Life Saving at WMG2021

    The World Masters Games 2021 Kansai OC President formally announced "Life Saving joined WMG2021 Official Sports" at the '1000 days before' event on Aug. 24.

    The Fukui Prefecture Governor and the Takahama Town Mayor did the presentation on the Lifesaving Venue.

    The World Masters Games 2021 will be held in Kansai, Japan from the 14th of May till the 30th.

  • Asia-Pacific Drowning Prevention Development Through Collaboration

    Norman Farmer ESM, President Asia-Pacific Region

    Last week in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, more than 40 administrators and lifesavers from 15 Asia-Pacific countries gathered to share, learn and collaborate on drowning prevention capacity and capability building.