LSV Junior Female Athlete of the Year – Samantha Howe

Samantha Howe has shown commitment and dedication and continued to excel in the Pool Life Saving arena. After an outstanding performance at the Victorian State Titles she was selected for the Victorian Pool State team that competed in the RLSSA Australian Pool Life Saving Championships in January 2016. At this event Sam achieved two Australian Records and one Youth World Record. Sam was named Swimmer of the Meet and selected to the Open Barras and U19 Barras squads and has been selected to represent Australia in the National Junior Team at the ILS World Lifesaving Championships in Eindhoven in the Netherlands. Sam was unable to compete at the State Titles in March due to other swimming commitments, however her results, recognitions and selections in the pool are testament to her outstanding ability and she would be a worthy recipient of this award.

Mike Martin AM Champion Junior Lifesaver of the Year – Charlotte Hoskins

This award recognises the valuable contribution our youth members provide to the surf lifesaving movement both within the organisation and the local community.

Charlotte is a dynamic nipper who consistently applies such a tremendous effort and dedicated approach to all her nipper activities. Charlotte has been involved in lifesaving from under 7s, she demonstrated a tenacious and determined nipper, who has developed into a competent, inclusive and knowledgeable lifesaver who displays all the positive attributes of Life Saving. Charlotte has been involved in competition throughout her nipper experience and has always demonstrated what nipper competition should encompass – impeccable sportsmanship, friendship and a smile.  The last few seasons has seen incredible dedication to training and perfection for Rescue and Resuscitation (R&R).

LSV Commercial Trainer of the Year – Michelle Royal-Hebblewhite

This award recognises a trainer who has demonstrated outstanding training deliver during LSV commercial training courses.

Michelle strives to ensure all areas of her delivery of training and assessment meet exceptional standards. Her willingness to ask questions and continually develop her knowledge in the delivery of First Aid and CPR has led to a marked improvement over the last 12 months. Michelle takes the time to prepare for courses utilising the LSV systems and processes both before and after courses. Her ability to be flexible and adaptable, and placing great emphasis on attention to detail, make her a great mentor to our new casual trainers.