Ireland Medal

The 2017 Ireland Medal is awarded to

Dr. Shayne Baker, D. Prof. OAM.


The Lifesaving Foundation is pleased to announce that the 2017 Ireland Medal has been awarded to Shayne Baker, OAM in recognition of long exceptional service to saving lives from drowning worldwide. Shayne has been involved for over 30 years in all aspects of lifesaving in Australia and in the Asia/Pacific Region, from teaching basic water safety to children to leading a team of beach lifeguards.

As a lifesaving administrator he has served as Royal Life Saving Society Australia National President (2003 – 2009) and is currently serving a four year term as Commissioner of the International Life Saving Federation’s Rescue Commission.

The presentation of the Ireland Medal 2017 will take place during the:

'Drowning Prevention and Rescue Research Conference 2018'
at Glenroyal Hotel, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland,
10th - 13th September 2018