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  • Enhancing Pool Lifesaving Sport Skills Across the Asia-Pacific

    In mid-November 2017, 27 lifesavers from 10 Asia-Pacific countries attended the ILS Asia-Pacific Region’s Pool Lifesaving Coaching Workshop that was hosted by the Life Saving Society Malaysia (LSSM) in Penang, Malaysia.

    The men and women lifesavers from Malaysia, Iran, Sri Lanka, Korea, Hong Kong, Philippines, Thailand, Australia and New Zealand participated in a two-day intensive theory and practical workshop learning details of pool lifesaving sport and refining their lifesaving skills.

  • Appointment of Technical Officials for the Lifesaving World Championships Adelaide 2018

    The ILS Sport Commission is very pleased to announce the appointment of all Technical Officials for the ILS Lifesaving World Championships Adelaide 2018 (LWC2018).

    The detailed lists can be viewed on the ILS LWC page: https://www.ilsf.org/lifesaving-sport/lwc/2018

  • Lifesaving World Championships Adelaide 2018 – 365 days to go – let the countdown begin as Registrations are now open!

    Today marks exactly 365 days until the start of the Lifesaving World Championships that will take place in Adelaide - Australia in November 2018. Lifesavers from all over the globe will descend on South Australia for the 16-day event from 16th November to 2nd December 2018. The organisers are expecting this to be the biggest and best ever held with thousands of competitors, volunteers and officials from around the world participating.

  • New Members

    During the recent meetings of the ILS Board of Directors held in Vancouver in Octobre 2017, several new member federations were accepted into the ILS family as new members in various categories.

  • World Conference on Drowning Prevention 2021 - host city has been selected

    The host city for the WCDP 2021 has been selected - the ILS is pleased to confirm that the event will take place in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

  • The best attended World Conference on Drowning Prevention ends in Vancouver

    With over 1,200 participants from 60 countries, the ILS World Conference on Drowning Prevention was the best attended ILS Conference ever. The Organising Committee noted 805 registered delegates, over 150 exhibitors, over 75 volunteers and workforce and over 150 accompanying persons. The conference, hosted by Lifesaving Society Canada in Vancouver (British Columbia) from 17th to 19th October was a huge success and certainly lived up to its overall theme of Share Globally, Prevent Locally. We thank Lifesaving Society Canada for their excellent hospitality in Vancouver.

  • Royal Life Saving Bahrain

    At the ILS Board of Directors meetings in conjunction with the World Conference of Drowning Prevention 2017 in Vancouver, Canada, the Royal Life Saving Bahrain, for the occasion represented by HRH Shaikha Nayla Bint Ebrahim Bint Hamad Al-Khalifa, has been accepted as a Full Member organisation in the ILS.

  • ILS Competition Rulebook 2015-2019 Revised Edition 2017 published along with the Lifesaving World Championships Adelaide 2018 Handbook

    The ILS Sport Commission is pleased to confirm that the ILS Competition Rulebook 2015-2019 Revised 2017 Edition is now published in preparation for the Lifesaving World Championships Adelaide 2018. This has been republished as of 29/10/2017 to include one required amendment regarding event 3.14 which is highlighted in the preface.

    To accompany the revised Competition Rulebook, the Lifesaving World Championships Adelaide 2018 Championships Handbook, which sets out the entry criteria and event programmes, is also published.

  • Programme for the ILS Lifesaving World Championships Adelaide 2018 confirmed

    Following the recent CoCom meeting in Glenelg, Adelaide in September 2017, the ILS Sport Commission and the Local Organising Committee of the Lifesaving World Championships 2018 have now confirmed the overall programme for the whole event, which will see a total of 10 separate Lifesaving World Championships conducted from 16th November to 2nd December 2018. Work now begins on detailed programme planning for each event.

  • Preparations underway for the 1st ILS-Africa Conference & Championships

    ILS Africa Region's President Dr Mohamed Hamed Saleh travelled to Morocco last week to meet Mr Mohamed Ali Gharbal, the President of The Royal Moroccan Federation of Diving and Lifesaving (RMFDL).

    Together, they visited the Al Moggar Hotel where the First African Conference on Drowning Prevention (ADPC) and the First Lifesaving African Championship Delegates will be lodged. Furthermore, they both participated at a press conference with journalists and media professionals in Agadir. Next on their schedule will be a field visit.

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