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  • LWC2018 Programmes online!

    The ILS Sport Commission is pleased to confirm that the detailed competition programmes for the Lifesaving World Championships (LWC) Adelaide 2018 have now been published as today marks the day 6 months from the first event on 16th November 2018. Please go to the LWC 2018 Website to view the different programmes for each championships

  • Rules for the 2018 Lifesaving World Championships clarified and updated

    The ILS Sport Commission met in March, at the ILS HQ and clarified some of the rules relating to the conduct of the 2018 Lifesaving World Championships in Adelaide. As a result updated versions of the ILS Competition Rulebook and the ILS 2018 Lifesaving World Championships Competition Handbook have been published, along with ILS Sport Commission 2018 Bulletin No. 1 which explains the clarifications that have been made. Go to the ILS Rules page for more information

  • Making Sri Lanka’s waters safe

    Sri Lanka Life Saving (SLLS) is actively lobbying for the implementation of the National Plan for Water Safety and Drowning Prevention, which is yet to get off ground, while also imparting basic water safety education and survival floating techniques to thousands of school children with the aim of building a safer aquatic environment in Sri Lanka.

    Read the full article at Daily FT Sri Lanka:


  • ISA/ILS Water Safety Course in Holland

    The Holland Surfing Association successfully ran their first of multiple ISA/ILS International Surf and SUP Instructor Aquatic Rescue and Safety Courses in Scheveningen, the Netherlands on April 7-8, 2018.

  • Lifeguard course in the UAE

    The UAE Swimming Federation - Lifesaving Committee organised an ILS International Pool Lifeguard Course at the start of April in Dubai (UAE). The course Instructors were Mr. Obaid Al Kaabi and Mr. Mohsen Abu Mosallem. The ILS wishes to congratulate the 22 students who passed the International Pool Lifeguard tests.

  • Instructors Course Sharm El Sheikh

    The Egyptian Diving and Lifesaving Federation organised an ILS International Instructors Course at the end of March in Sharm El Sheikh (Egypt). 40 students from Egypt, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia participated. The ILS congratulates all the new instructors and is pleased the message of lifesaving will be spread more rapidly in Africa and the Middle East.

  • The ILS meets the IOC

    Pictured in the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Headquarters in Lausanne, are Graham Ford, the ILS President, Harald Vervaecke, the ILS Secretary General and John Martin, the ILS Event Director.

    They met with Kit McConnell, the IOC Sports Director, Jenny Mann, the IOC Head of Sport Partnerships and Co-Ordination, and Mike Joyce, the IOC Sports Co-ordination Manager on 6th March 2018.

  • Early-bird registration period for the Lifesaving World Championships Adelaide 2018 closes in 10 days!

    There are just 10 days until the early-bird registration period closes for national and club teams entering the ILS Lifesaving World Championships (LWC) Adelaide 2018. A number of nations and clubs have already successful registered for the Open and some for the Youth events to take advantage of the early team registration fees.

  • 2017 World Conference on Drowning Prevention Files Online

    The presentations and videos from the 2017 World Conference on Drowning Prevention (WCDP 2017) are now available online at!AstLS0HW0iL6jE1NDHhUM8OZapZs

    The files will also be linked from the ILS Document Library over the next few weeks.

  • Warning for Volunteers Overseas

    Sometimes volunteers want the opportunity to travel abroad to carry out training. Properly structured this can be commendably if it leads to sustainable projects but is not without risk. We recently learned of a group of volunteers who were subject to extortion whilst on such a trip. We recommend that, for your own safety, great caution is taken in planning or implementing any similar trips and that appropriate due diligence is carried out by, for example, making enquiry of an Embassy, High Commission or local charity group.