Name : Cath Ninness

Age: 53

When and where did you start your surf life-saving journey ? 1983 Wauchope Bonny-Hills

What awards do you have?  A few.

What is the best part of being a surf life saver? Volunteering your time doesn’t take much to give back to the community. When I was heavily competing, lifesaving gave me the opportunity to travel to most states in Australia. Good times with your mates & family.

What makes a great surf life saver ? Reliable, good people skills, surf skills, attitude, belief & confidence in themselves, able to work as part of a team, ability to remain calm in different circumstances. 

Favourite surf life saving event? Taplin relays & the swims.

Favourite surf club moment? Watching the timber built boats compete back in the day.

Who is your favourite Ironman? Trevor Hendy & Ky Hurst

What would you like to achieve in surf life saving in the future? Educate all Aussies to learn to swim so they are confident around any type of water areas. Having some level of swimming skills opens up a world of opportunities around our waterways.