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 millions of 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 to 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.

European Youth Lifesaving Championships 2018 in Ireland

The European Youth Lifesaving Championships took place September 10-15, 2018, in Ireland.
The competitions were organised at the beach of Kilkee and the pool of the University of Limerick.

Please find the final results below.

ILSE thanks Irish Water Safety IWS for their efforts and work to organise the European Lifesaving Championships in 2018 and all supporters and volunteers who made this event possbile.

Water Safety Advice

ILSE Education Commission produced a leaflet Water Safety Advice for parents and young children

Two Members of the Commission created this information leaflet to inform everyone about the most important rules for water safety. The target group are the 2-5 old children and of course their parents, grandparents etc.
You will find the leaflet below and here

ILSE Board of Directors Meeting in Lisbon 2018

The annual ILSE Board of Directors Meeting took place in May 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal, in a constructive and pleasant atmosphere, organised by ILSE Member FEPONS. Also the new Director of our Portuguese full member ISN Capitão-de-Fragata José António Velho Gouveia welcomed the participants in Lisbon.


Upcoming Events

Date Country / Region Event Organised by
08/03/2019 The Netherlands ILSE Commission Meetings 2019 ILSE/KNBRD
01/05/2019 Cyprus ILSE Board of Directors Meeting 2019, Cyprus CLSF/ILSE
01/09/2019 Italy European Lifesaving Championships 2019 ILSE / FINS
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