President’s Award

Minimum qualification: Any person whose actions have significantly contributed to the International Life Saving Federation or globally to its Aims and Objectives as defined in the ILS Constitution. No more than three President’s Commendations shall be issued each year.

  • 2003
    • Brent E. MOORE (United States – USLA)
  • 2005
    • Anthony CHAN Wai-Lun (Hong Kong – China)
  • 2008
    • Helmut STOHR (Germany – DLRG)
    • Tom DALY (United States – USLA)
    • Robert GEAR (Australia – Surf)
  • 2009
    • Carl MARTINEZ (United States – USLA)
  • 2011
    • Ambassador Pete PETERSON (TASC)
    • Mrs. Vi PETERSON (TASC)
    • Dr. Michael LINNAN, MD (TASC)
    • Ross COX (TASC)
  • 2012
    • Mr. Lee Lam THYE (Malaysia)
    • Justin SCARR (Australia – Royal)
    • Robert BRADLEY (Australia – Royal)
    • Carl MARTINEZ (United States – USLA)
  • 2014
    • Jean Pierre SOUBIRAN (France)
  • 2016
    • Jolanda VAN DALEN (The Netherlands – KNBRD)
  • 2017
    • Dr. Harald VERVAECKE, PhD (Belgium)
    • Prof. Dr. Linda QUAN, MD, PhD (USA)
    • Prof. Dr. Joan Ozanne SMITH, AO, MD, PhD (Australia)
    • Dr. David MEDDINGS, MD (Canada)
    • Dr. Aminur RAHMAN, MD (Bangladesh)
  • 2018
    • Karin OBUS (Belgium)
    • Dr. Mohamed Ali Gharbal, PhD (Morocco)
  • 2019
    • John Martin MBE (Great Britain – Surf)
    • Dr. Mohamed Ali Gharbal, PhD (Morocco)