International Life Saving Federation
Americas Region

Federación Internacional de Salvamento Acuático

Región de las Américas

Protecting the people of the Americas from drowning

Protegiendo del ahogamiento a los pueblos de las Americas


Welcome to the International Lifesaving Americas page! Explore our website to learn more about our organization and our purpose. Check out our newest videos on water safety and flood safety. 

Bienvenidos a la página del Federación Internacional de Salvamento Acuatico- Región de las Américas. Para saber más de nuestra organización explora nuestro website. Checa nuestros videos de seguridad del agua y inundaciones nuevos.

Upcoming events

    • 16 Oct 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Westin Bayshore, 1801 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver, Canada

    The Americas Region will hold a meeting of our Board of Directors, composed of representatives of Full Member organizations. Representatives of all member organizations (Associate and Corresponding) are welcome to attend. The meeting will take place after the ILS Board of Directors is finished, with an estimated start time of 1:00 p.m. The meeting location will be posted onsite at the hotel.

    • 17 Oct 2017
    • 19 Oct 2017
    • Westin Bayshore, 1801 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver, Canada

    The World Conference on Drowning Prevention is the International Life Saving Federation’s flagship educational event. This biennial conference brings together the world's foremost experts, research, systems and information on drowning prevention, rescue, lifesaving and water safety. The exchange, debate and development are designed to find ways to reduce death and injury in all aquatic environments worldwide.

    WCDP 2017 held in Vancouver, Canada is an opportunity to report on the progress made on the 10 actions to prevent drowning, as outlined in the 2014 World Health Organization’s Global Report on Drowning. This is much more than a conference; it is a convergence of people and projects aimed directly at addressing a highly preventable public health challenge. Join us in Vancouver to play your part in this collaborative effort to save lives.

    • 08 Nov 2017
    • 11 Nov 2017
    • Joao Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil

    The 17th National Lifesaving Championship and International Symposium will be held in Joao Pessoa - Paraíba - Brazil with involvement of 600 athletes from 18 different states from Brazil, as well as competitors from other countries in the Americas. A conference on drowning prevention will be held with 450 participants. All lifesavers are welcome. The event is hosted by: Sociedade Brasileira de Salvamento Aquatico.

    • 15 Nov 2018
    • 02 Dec 2018
    • Adelaide, South Australia

    The ILS Lifesaving World Championships are conducted every 2 years, showcasing excellence in surf sports and rescue; attracting the most talented and skilled surf sports and rescue people to compete for the title of World’s best. It is an opportunity to profile the Lifesaving Movement, the important role they play as an emergency service and highlight their contribution to community.

    The competition program is delivered over 16 days with an official opening and closing ceremony to welcome and farewell competitors and visitors.

    A full social program will support the competition program, and ensure an enjoyable and memorable experience is had by visitors, competitors and community.

    The program will showcase Adelaide and surrounding areas, offering tours, activities and events in the City of Holdfast Bay, City of Adelaide, Adelaide Hills and McLaren Vale.

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