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. The new Director of our Portuguese full member ISN, Capitão-de-Fragata José António Velho Gouveia, welcomed the participants in Lisbon.
The long agenda included discussions about drowning prevention, risk assessment, the future of lifesaving sport and financial items.
The Board decided to fund an initial project to create educational material on Water Safety for 2-5 year old childs and to build an ILSE Historical Archive. Furthermore the Board decided about the appointment of two vacant positions in ILSE Commissions.
President Dr. Detlev Mohr thanked Alexandre Tadeia, President of ILSE Member Federação Portuguesa de Nadadores Salvadores FEPONS, for the successful organisation of ILSE Board of Directors Meeting and a surprising sightseeing tour through the capital of Lisbon.
In the evening the Juridical Adviser Clive Holland became Member of the European Order of Lifesaving and some other longstanding members of the Board were honoured.