On Thursday February 18th, the Ministerio de Turismo agreed to immediately move forward in the application process to join the ILSF. Salvavidas del Ecuador will be the new national association / foundation to consolidate all lifeguard operations in all regions, including volunteer lifeguards, city lifeguards, fire dept. lifeguards and red cross lifeguards through a certification process already established by Project Ecuador and a forthcoming national training roll-out.

Founder Paul Dunning and Director Gabriela Munoz Ocana solidified this historic agreement with Jorge Proano Bonilla, Subsecretario de Planificacion from the Ministerio de Turismo.