The International Surf Lifesaving Association (ISLA) is a nonprofit organization working to prevent drowning. ISLA is a collaborative network of lifesavers providing sustainable training programs, rescue equipment, exchange programs, and emergency medical personnel to communities worldwide.
Our Global Drowning Tracker has had enormous success in raising awareness about drowning prevention! We have been featured on the Huffington Post, as well as syndicated on radio stations across the country. All of this momentum has caught the attention of United States Congress.
ISLA and Lifeguards without Borders are sending lifeguards to Macedonia to conduct a lifeguard exchange. The itinerary includes a 3 day training course, mountain rescue course and volunteering along the beaches. Learn More!
ISLA gets on KIIS fm radio station’s community council show to continue to raise awareness for our cause! Hear the interview now!
ISLA Lifeguards participated in K38 International Rescue’s most recent course in Morro Bay, CA. Learn how valuable this experience was, and why every lifeguard needs to take it. Read more.
This Past Spring Break we sent a team of 6 lifeguards to Nicaragua to assist with the country’s busy holiday. Our relationship with Nicaragua is in its fifth year! Learn about the success of this trip.
Our teams recently returned from the Dominican Republic to volunteer alongside lifeguards and to run a successful Junior Guard camp. Teams taught youth in the region how to be more confident in the ocean. Learn more.
Through the help of ISLA supporters all over the world, ISLA’s President Henry Reyes was named Lifesaver of the Year by the National Drowning Prevention Alliance! Learn more about this new platform for ISLA!.
Interested in travel? Volunteering? Doing something meaningful and making incredible friends? Join ISLA on our lastest voluntourism trips to Nicaragua and Dominican! Learn more about ISLA voluntourism.
Capable of collecting data via sms and web, this tool will identify in real-time where resources need be allocated to end the global drowning epidemic. Learn more!
Over 60 Kindergarten Students received hands-on experience, training and fun this week as they got to learn about the ocean, the services lifeguards provide, and much more!
Products for Projects… ISLA launches new store! Proceeds will go to purchase critically needed lifeguard products for ISLA projects around the world. More products are to be added in the coming months. Start shopping for ISLA products now.
Since 2008, ISLA has been fighting against drowning on a global level by providing equipment, supplies, training and volunteers to beaches all over the world. We have a new video to show the work going on at ISLA. Take a look.
The Global Drowning Tracker is a worldwide effort to end the global drowning epidemic through awareness. This tool allows the global drowning prevention community to see real-time where resources need be allocated and take action to end this preventable epidemic.