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The Lifesaving Hall of Fame

The Lifesaving Hall of Fame permanently displays, commemorates and recognises members and teams who have achieved outstanding accomplishments and exceptional contributions to the development of International Lifesaving. The Hall of Fame is set up in the ILS Headquarters and honors International Lifesaving's proud and rich heritage.

Hall of Fame - International Lifesaving

The "Hall of Fame - International Lifesaving" recognises those individuals and teams who have been involved in all or any significant facets of International lifesaving operations. Examples are active patrolling, life guarding, education, training and examination, rescue services, medical, development, research and the general support activities involved in lifesaving search and rescue, emergency response and surveillance, presidents, administrators, managers, directors, commissioners, convenors, committee members, secretaries and treasurers, athletes, team managers, coaches, etc. This category also recognises those involved with the development of lifesaving services and water safety at an international level. This category does also include sports persons. It is intended that individuals or teams must have contributed beyond their ILS competitive achievements to be considered for this award.

The following people were induced in the Lifesaving Hall of Fame - International Lifesaving

  • Jerome MODELL (USA)
  • William HENRY (United Kingdom – Royal)
  • Josef SCHMITZ (Germany DLRG)(deceased)
  • Klaus BARTNITZKE (Germany – DLRG)(deceased)
  • Kevin WELDON AM (Australia – Surf)
  • Alan WHELPTON AO (Australia – Surf)
  • Dr. Ian MACKIE MD, AM (Australia – Surf)(deceased)
  • Dr. Klaus WILKENS PhD (Germany – DLRG)
  • Dr. Anthony HANDLEY MD (United Kingdom – Royal)
  • Derrick WHITTING (South Africa)

Hall of Fame – International Lifesaving Sport

The "Hall of Fame - International Lifesaving Sport" recognises those individuals and teams who have been involved in all or any significant facets of International lifesaving sports. Examples are active partici¬pa-tion, refereeing and/or any general support activities involved in life saving sport. Eligible persons are Presidents, administrators, managers, directors, commissioners, convenors, committee members, secretaries and treasurers, athletes, team managers, team members, trainers, coaches, etc. This category also recognises those involved with the development of life saving sport at an international level. It is intended that individuals or teams must have contributed beyond their ILS competitive achievements to be considered for this award.

The following people were induced in the Hall of Fame - International Lifesaving Sport

  • Karla GILBERT OAM (Australia – Surf)
  • Clint ROBINSON OAM (Australia – Surf)
  • Kristy MUNROE (Australia – Surf)
  • Trevor HENDY OAM (Australia – Surf)
  • Anne LUHN (Germany – DLRG)
  • Carsten SCHLEPPHORST (Germany – DLRG)
  • Lutz HEIMANN (Germany – DLRG)
  • Birgit RAMISH (Germany – DLRG)
  • Elena PRELLE (Italy)
  • Federico PINOTTI (Italy)
  • 2016: Birgit GÖTKER (Germany - DLRG)
  • 2016: Marcel HASSEMEIER (Germany - LRG)
  • 2016: Stacey BOWLEY (South Africa)
  • 2017: Shannon ECKSTEIN (Australia - Surf)

Nomination Form

Full Member Federations which also have a registered user account on the ILS site (register/login here) can submit a Hall of Fame Nomination Forms to the ILS Headquarters online.

Procedure

Full details on the nomination, assessment and approval procedure can be found in attached pdf file.