Name: Virginia “Ginny” O’Garey 

Age: 46

Profession: Early Childhood Early Intervention Coordinator

When and where did you start your surf life-saving journey? I joined Coffs Harbour SLSC in the late 90’s.

What awards do you have? Bronze Medallion, Advanced Resuscitation, Senior First Aid

What is the best part of being a surf lifesaver? Supporting my fellow club members and giving back to my community. 

What makes a great surf lifesaver? A great surf lifesaver is someone who volunteers their time for no physical reward. A great surf lifesaver is someone who understands that a simple act of kindness and selflessness, is the reason someone believes in the goodness of people.

Favourite surf life-saving event? Surf Boats, of course!!! 

What would you like to achieve in surf life-saving in the future? Supporting the contribution and the inclusion of people of all abilities in the movement. No matter what your capacity is there is always a place for you on your beaches to give back to your community.