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  • Latest Drowning Research Published in the Medical Journal of Australia

    Research published in the latest edition of the Medical Journal of Australia has found that on average, 290 people die from drowning in Australia each year.

    Older Australians and river drowning deaths are two areas of concern. Authors, Dr Richard Franklin, Justin Scarr and Dr John Pearn (from the Royal Life Saving Society â€" Australia), produced the article after conducting an audit of all unintentional drowning deaths in Australia from 1 July 2002 to 30 June 2007.

  • SportAccord IF Interview

    At the occasion of Sportaccord 2009 - the 3rd International Federation Forum - ILS president Dr. Steve Beerman presented our federation in a video interview.

  • Natural Disaster in the Republic of Haiti

    The International Life Saving Federation (ILS) and its Member Federations have been deeply saddened by the devastation, injuries and death caused by the January 12th earthquake in Haiti.

  • World Conference on Drowning Prevention 2011 website launched.

    Royal Life Saving Society – Australia and The Alliance for Safe Children, the hosts of the next ILS conference have launched a website promoting this fast approaching event.

  • 2010 - The Centenary of International Life Saving

    The International Life Saving Federation (ILS) is the world authority in the global effort to prevent drowning. In a world with many problems, drowning is one of the biggest preventable tragedies.

  • UAE Lifeguard Championships held in Dubai

    The UAE's fittest lifeguards gathered on Jumeirah Beach Residence public beach to do battle with the deep blue and compete for the title of UAE National Lifeguard Champions. The competitors comprised of 16 teams of 4, each representing the UAE's various waterparks, resorts, hotels and other lifeguarded properties.

    This was the 4th annual Lifeguard Championship and proved to be the most competitive, with the top 5 teams all within a couple of points of each other leading into the final teo events.

  • The 4th UAE National Lifesaving Championships

    The UAE’s annual lifesaving competition designed to challenge lifeguards skills and physical fitness through a series of diverse, technical & intense events.

    New for this year!

  • 26th NPS All-Women Lifeguard Tournament at Sandy Hook, N.Y.

    26th NPS All-Women Set for 2010

    The U.S. DOI / National Park Service (NPS) is pleased to inform you that the 26th NPS All-Women Life-guard Tournament is set to take place on Wednesday, 28 July 2010.

    Venue close to major airport

    The venue for the event is the Sandy Hook Unit (New Jersey) of Gateway National Recreation Area - which lies about 1 hour away from Newark (New Jersey) International Airport (Download Map).

  • Report from Sportaccord International Federation Forum 2009

    Sportaccord is the new brand name for GAISF (General Association of International Sports Federations), an IOC supported organization. This is the 3rd International Federation Forum.

  • From Australia to Brazil: sun worshippers beware

    Skin cancer incidence is increasing worldwide as fair-skinned populations seek the sun without realizing the risks. Below some key facts about skin cancer.