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.

Campaign Drowning Prevention in Czech Repuclic

President David Smejkal of ILSE Member Water Rescue Service of Czech Red Cross informs about a campaign to prevent drownings in Czech Republic, focused on childs.
Czech Red Cross is official partner for the last two years and is looking forward to continuing this project in 2018 as well.
Here you will find some more information about the campaign.

Videos about correct behavior on ice to prevent drowning

ILSE Member Svenska Livräddningssällskapet SLS from Sweden created videos to warn the civil population about hazards on ice and snow in winter time. The videos inform about the correct behavior before a person venture out on the ice and in cases of accidents.

Both videos were translated into English language realized with support of the International Life Saving Federation ILS. Here you will find the links to the videos. We would like to ask all ILSE Member Associations to publish the video links.

European Lifesaving Championships 2017

European Lifesaving Championships for National Teams and Youth took place September
2th – 9th, 2017, in Belgium, Ostend and Bruges, hosted by Vlaamse Reddingsfederatie RedFed and Ligue Francophone Belge de Sauvetage LFBS,
which are elements of ILSE Member Belgium Life Saving Federation BLSF.

Here you will find the results:


Upcoming Events

Date Country / Region Event Organised by
08/03/2019 The Netherlands ILSE Commission Meetings 2019 ILSE/KNBRD
24/05/2019 Cyprus ILSE Board of Directors Meeting 2019, Cyprus CLSF/ILSE
17/09/2019 Italy European Lifesaving Championships 2019 in Italy ILSE / FINS
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