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About ILS Europe

The International Life Saving Federation (ILS) is the world's non-profit association of aquatic Lifesavers and aquatic Lifesaving organizations. The International Life Saving Federation of Europe (ILSE) is the European branch of ILS. ILSE is an umbrella organisation, representing federations working in the field of Water Safety in Europe. Our members are representing more than 5 million Lifesavers and Lifeguards all over Europe. If you need specific information about Lifesaving in a particular nation, please contact our members or refer to the relevant website.

Through our own work and that of our Member Federations, we lead the global effort to reduce injury and death in, on, or around the water. We aid in the global exchange of lifesaving information, promote the best lifesaving practices, help establish lifesaving organizations in areas of Europe where they are needed, act as the European Federation for lifesaving sport, and work with other international bodies with similar goals.

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