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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.

  • 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.

  • Call for submission of Abstracts for WCDP 2019

    The World Conference on Drowning Prevention 2019 Organising Committee has now issued a call for the submission of Abstracts from interested speakers. Follow this link to get started. The submission process will close on 8th December 2018.

  • 20th Anniversary of Lifesaving in India

    On 2nd of August 2018 we completed 20 years of our existence as the Rashtriya Life Saving Society (India). During these years, we as a team have dedicated our time and effort to inculcate safety consciousness in the community and train as many people as possible in skills to help a person in distress. To date we have trained over 300,000 lifesavers.

  • Updated General Programme for the Lifesaving World Championships Adelaide 2018

    The LWC Adelaide 2018 Local Organising Committee and ILS Event Management Committee have reviewed and updated the General Programme for the Lifesaving World Championships being held in November 2018. Find the latest and up to date version as published on 27th July 2018 via the LWC Adelaide 2018 website

  • Lifesaving World Championships 2018 - advice about the format of the Oceanman, Oceanwoman and Mixed Ocean Lifesaver Relay events

    The ILS Sport Commission is now publishing Technical Bulletin#2 July 2018 concerning the format and conduct of the Oceanman, Oceanwoman, and Mixed Ocean Lifesaver Relay events at the Lifesaving World Championships Adelaide 2018. This confirms that an 'M' shape course will be used in the National Teams Open and Youth heats and finals, in the finals of the Interclub Teams Open and Youth Championships, and in the finals of the Mixed Ocean Lifesaver Relay events.

  • LWC2020 in Italy!

    Following the official allocation of the Lifesaving World Championships (LWC)2020 from the ILS Board in September 2016 to Italy, the Italian Swimming Federation is glad to announce that the forthcoming edition of the LWC will take place in Riccione (ITA) between Mid-September and Mid-October, exact dates to be confirmed later.

  • Sanyo Bussan International Lifesaving Cup 2018

    THE 11th SANYO BUSSAN INTERNATIONAL LIFESAVING CUP 2018, now internationally known as Sanyo Cup was held at Momochi Beach, Fukuoka, 23rd-24th June.

    Welcoming 8 teams from 7 countries/regions, Australia, Hong Kong, Great Britain, New Zealand, South Africa, USA, and Japan (Japan-A/Japan-B), have shown exciting and spectacular races for the two days. Japanese competitors raced very closely with Lifesaving Sports leading countries such as Australia and New Zealand at some events.