Feb 21, 2023 | Nationwide News

A new student drowning research award, launched by the Lifesaving Foundation in memory of naval surgeon and world leading drowning survival researcher Admiral Frank Golden, will be presented at the Foundation’s International Lifesaving Conference (6-8 June) in Waterford City Tower Hotel.

During his life Surgeon Admiral Frank Golden OBE MD PhD was the recipient of many honours. In 2004 he was the first individual recipient of the Ireland Medal, which is now recognised as a major lifesaving honour within the international lifesaving community.

He lent his personal prestige to the medal and attended several medal ceremonies, always urging the Foundation to promote student research into drowning prevention.

Following the presentation of the award on 6 June, the winning student will present their research on Thursday 8 June during the Lifesaving Foundation’s International Lifesaving Conference. They will also be provided with assistance in having a new research paper published, in their name, in the ‘International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education’, or in another suitable journal.

The Lifesaving Foundation will also present secondary Merit Awards to deserving research projects, and the merit award recipients will also be invited to present during the conference.

For further information email John Connolly, Lifesaving Foundation Secretary