Letter of Commendation

This award is given where the committee feels that an act was deserving of some recognition but not one of its higher awards.


This ornate certificate printed on special paper is the highest of the Society’s paper awards. It was introduced into the Society’s award structure in 1947 and it measures 320 mm wide by 426 mm long.


The “Certificate” is the Society’s most frequently used award and is the next in order of importance. There have been at least two versions of it to date. It measures 272 mm wide by 342 mm long and is framed and glazed.

Resuscitation Certificate

Introduced into the award structure of the Society in 1955 the Resuscitation Certificate measures 210 mm wide by 299 mm long and is framed and glazed.

Swimming & Life-Saving Proficiency Awards

In 1885 the Swimming & Life-Saving Medal was introduced for award to school children in the Liverpool area. Originally a silver medal was awarded to the best boy and best girl at each school that entered a minimum of eight swimmers competing against each other.

The Bramley-Moore Medal

Less than one month after donating the funds to found the Camp & Villaverde Medal, John Bramley-Moore, who grew rich as a trader and performed great service to the general maritime welfare of Liverpool, donated a further £500 to the Society on condition that it was applied to the founding of a medal bearing the inscription on its reverse “BRAMLEY-MOORE MEDAL FOR SAVING LIFE AT SEA, 1872”.

The Camp & Villaverde Medal

In 1872/1873 two additional medals for saving life at sea became available to the Society, and in the absence of anything being found to the contrary we believe that these two medals were deemed to be of equal merit to the Society’s Marine Medal.

The In Memoriam Medallion

The In Memoriam Medallion was introduced in 1877 to recognise the gallantry displayed by those who lost their lives whilst attempting to rescue others.

The Eric Deakin Memorial Medal

Following a generous bequest from the late Mr. Eric Deakin, a former Society Swimming Judge, it was decided to institute a special award in his name.

The Fire Medal

In January 1875 local charities in the Liverpool area were bequeathed the sum of nearly £300,000 by a Mr Roger Lyon Jones, a former Liverpool City Councillor.