LSSM is a full member of the International Life Saving Federation (ILS). The ILS was formed on 24 February 1993 when the Fédération Internationale de Sauvetage Aquatique (FIS) and World Life Saving (WLS) were merged into a single, worldwide lifesaving organisation.
The ILS website has a useful library of downloadable documents related to lifesaving including articles (in PDF format) on topics such as Communicable Disease Avoidance for Lifeguards and Lifeguard Skin Cancer Protection
Founded in 1891 the Royal Life Saving Society UK is the UK governing body for Lifesaving and Lifeguarding and is the leading drowning prevention organisation in the UK.
The Lifesavers website is informative and has information on education, qualifications, etc.
The The Royal Life Saving Society Australia website is packed with information and offers online shopping for those interested in getting videos, manuals and guidelines on training, education and pooloperations, etc.
The Royal Life Saving Society is the Commonwealth's largest water-safety education, lifesaving and lifeguard training organisation and is represented in over 50 countries with over 2 million lifesaving and resuscitation awards taken annually worldwide\
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