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.

Updated ILSE Competition Rulebook Version 9-6 Edition 01/2015

Here you will find the updated Version of ILSE Competition Rulebook Version 9-6 Edition 01/2015.
The Rulebook was completed and agreed by the ILSE Sport Commission at the annual Meeting in January 2015.

website European Lifesaving Championships 2015 in Swansea/Wales

You will find all information about European Lifesaving Championships for National Teams and Interclubs in August 2015 in Swansea/Wales on the website

Extraordinary General Assembly and Annual Meetings of ILSE

The Annual Meetings of the ILSE Education, Rescue, Sport and Management and Administration Commissions took place in conjunction with the Extraordinary General Assembly 15th – 18th January 2015 in Dublin, Ireland. ILSE Member Irish Water Safety arranged a perfect set-up in Irelands capital and got an outstanding feed-back for its hospitality.
About 90 participants at the Extraordinary General Assembly and Commission Members of 21 ILSE Member Associations were present.


Upcoming Events

Date Country / Region Event Organised by
25/05/2018 Portugal Annual Meeting of ILSE Board of Directors ILSE/FEPONS
11/09/2018 Ireland European Lifesaving Championships Youth 2018 IWS
28/09/2018 Finland Conference 'Learn to swim and Coach' Finland FSL
12/10/2018 Spain 2nd International Congress on Drowning Prevention CIPREA 2018 RFESS
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