Rule Books

The following rule books outline competition event descriptions, rules and procedures. The Canadian Competition Manual and the Commonwealth Competition Manual refer to and do not repeat event descriptions or rules outlined in the ILS Competition Rule Book.

To view or download the newest version of the ILS Competition Rule Book or ILS World Championships Handbook, visit the Rules & Regulations page on the ILS website.

Note: The ILS 2019 Competition Rulebook - March 2022 Update Final will be used for the 2022 Canadian Pool Lifesaving Championships and the 2022 Canadian Surf Lifesaving Championships. Athletes, coaches, team managers and officials are strongly encouraged to familiarize themselves with the updates.



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