World Life Saving (WLS)
1971-03-24 Sydney NSW Australia
24 Mar 1971, Sydney (Australia), having developed from the previous International Council of Surf Life Saving. Draft constitution finally approved, 14 Jun 1977; new draft constitution presented to General Assembly, 19 May 1986, Vancouver (Canada). Ceased to exist, 2 Sep 1994, Cardiff (UK), when merged with H-XD2233 - International Life-Saving Federation to form B-XC0121 - International Life Saving Federation (ILS), following merger agreement of 24 Feb 1993, Leuven (Belgium).
Promote and advance: the work of lifesaving and resuscitation of the apparently drowned, with application of first-aid as necessary; modern lifesaving techniques and improvements. Promote: international cooperation, education and international communications in the field of ocean and marine safety; uniformity of lifesaving techniques, operations, instruction, examinations, equipment, competitions; uniformity of laws controlling bathing. Establish: international educational exchange of lifesaving techniques and operations for production of a manual of techniques used in member countries; standards of certification and qualifications. Also: extend teaching and activities where aquatic public is involved; disseminate information to authorities enforcing laws related to marine safety and aquatic facilities; cooperate with organizations concerned with improving lifesaving methods; secure public recognition for marine safety organizations.
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General Assembly (every 2 years, at Congress). Board of Directors, consisting of senior voting delegates of all full members, elects Secretary-General and President/Chairman of the Board (2-year terms) who comprise Executive Committee. Membership sub-committee.
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