Athlete Profiles

Jackson Maynard

Jackson MaynardAchievements: 2014/2015 – 2015/2016 Kelloggs Nutri-Grain ironman series, 3rd in the Open Australian Ironman, 2014 Winner Surf Ironman Qualifying Series

What do you love about Currumbin SLSC?
Its my home! My family has the a lot of history in the club and I love everything about the club and never see myself leaving.

Who or what inspires you?
My Family, Michael Phelps and seeing people succeed or overcome obstacles in what they love to do.

At what age did you win your first race in sls?
I won my first gold medal in the Ironman when I was 10 at the state tiles.

 

 


Hayden White

Hayden-WhiteAchievements: 2015/2016 Kelloggs Nutri-Grain ironman series athlete

What do you love about Currumbin SLSC?
The people who are involved with the club. I have only been a member for a short time and everyone has made me feel so welcome. It is such a family orientated club and it reminds me a lot of my home Warilla which is what I love about it.

Who or what inspires you?
My family, friends and training partners. All are great and want the best for me and would do anything to help me to get it. I want to go well to make them proud.

At what age did you win your first race in sls?
I got my first state medal in the u/8’s beach flags

 

 


Amy Nurthen

Amy-NurthenAchievements: 2014/2015 – 2015/2016 Kelloggs Nutri-Grain ironman series athlete. 2011 Kellogg’s Nutri Grain Series Round 4 Winner @ Portsea
-Under 19 Aus Ironwoman Champ
-2014 Bronze Open World Ski
-2015 Bronze Open Aus Ironwoman

What do you love about Currumbin SLSC?
I love that Currumbin is a cruisy, hard working, supportive club. Everyone enjoys training, trains hard and Supports each other like a family. When Karlee and I moved to Currumbin a month ago we felt welcomed straight away and fell in love with the green and white Vikings crew.

Who or what inspires you?
I have two people that inspire me both are fighters. Since I was young boxing legend Kostya Tszyu. Because he’s so respected, he always shut his mouth and let the fighting do the talking. He was a true real gentleman but an animal in the ring. Watching him fight he’s so smooth and in control.
And a new inspiration is UFC fighter Ronda Rousey. She’s confident and determined. She’s so family orientated, down to earth and smart. “I have no emotion just observation” She’s always aware, backs herself. And knows the work she’s done will pay off.

At what age did you win your first race in sls?
First race I ever won in surf life saving was the Under 17 board race at the NSW State


Karlee Nurthen

Karlee-NurthenAchievements:
U/15, u/17 Australian ironwomen champ.
U/ 19 board Australian champ.
5th open Australian ironwomen.
2015/2016 Kelloggs Nutri-Grain ironman series athlete

What do you love about Currumbin SLSC?
I love Currumbin because they have welcomed me with such opened arms ever since I started.. Everyone has such different personalities yet everyone clicks so well and everyone has something to bring to the table.
I love how it’s so family orientated. Not one person would walk past without saying hello.
I love that it’s such a little club and how close I’ve gotten with the boys and girls.

Who or what inspires you?
I have so many extremely different inspirations in my life.
My dad inspires me to generally be a better person. He taught me that no matter what situation your in you do everything you can for your friends and especially your family.
My coach kingy inspires me to be a better athlete. That man has been through so much and no matter what he puts 110% in me. I would push and do anything for that man. He’s words and opinion has driven me to be a humble athlete.
An ironwomen that’s been there for me through thick and thin is Courtney Hancock. Not only is she the worlds best ironwomen she also has time for absolutely everyone. She’s put a lot of time in me emotionally and as an ironwomen. No matter what she has on her plate she’s always up for a chat when your feeling down.
Miley Cyrus has to be my weirdest inspiration. She’s taught me that no matter what who cares what people think. You can be whoever and whatever you want.

At what age did you win your first race in sls?
u/12 nsw state ironwomen champ.


U19s

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What do you love about Currumbin SLSC?
I love how Currumbin Vikings are one. We are one big family, both competitive and non competitive members, on and off the beach. Good or bad training session, race, season somebody will always be there for you.

Who or what inspires you?
So many people inspire me! My family, coaches and closest friends all encourage, motivate and support me so so much. But three people that do really inspire me and who have helped me achieve so much already are Brett Dowker, Christina Ruiz and Alan Davidson.

At what age did you win your first race in sls?
I was 16 when I won my first ever individual race at the Australian Surf Titles.


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What do you love about Currumbin SLSC?
I love the culture of the surf club, and the people that are involved. It’s a place you can call home away from home. I love the feeling our how close we all are we are all like one big family. I love the feeling of rocking up to training and feeling welcomed no matter how long you have been away… Our surf club is really indescribable, because there are too many things to love.

Who or what inspires you?
What inspires me. Reaching my goals that I have set inspire me. To try and achieve my goals inspires me, to be the best and to go to training and push myself to win not just to train.

At what age did you win your first race in sls?
Under 19s board race.

 

 


 

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What do you love about Currumbin SLSC?
That it is such a family club yet it is also very competitive so it’s the best of both worlds. And the staff are so supportive and helpful and will literally do anything they possible can to make training, home and university work as easy as possible for the athletes.

Who or what inspires you?
So many people inspire me like the elite iron woman such as Courtney Hancock and Naomi flood just to name a few to the senior elite athletes at currumbin SLSC and of course the Olympic athletes who compete in water sports like sprint canoeing as well all lately motivate and inspire me.

At what age did you win your first race in sls?
I was 16yrs old when I won my first Australia tittle which was the U17 female ski.
However I won my first SLSC race when I was around 13 years old at state inter branch I won the swim race.

 


 

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Josh Brown

Achievements:
2014 Australian Youth Lifesaving Team2012 – 2015 NSW Interstate Team

1st u/14 NSW State Board
2nd u/15 Australian Male Swim

3rd u/15 Australian Ironmen
1st u/17 QLD State Ironmen
3rd u/17 QLD State Swim
1st Junior World Board

2nd Junior World Ironmen
3rd Junior World Swim
3rd Junior World Superlifesaver
3rd Junior World 100 Manikin Carry With Fins
1st Open QLD State Male Swim

What do you love about Currumbin SLSC?
The family friendly environment, the mixing between the age groups and the culture within the club.

Who or what inspires you?
Seeing other people succeed.

At what age did you win your first race in sls?
The u/8 wade.


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Chelsea Feuerriegel

What do you love about Currumbin SLSC?
I love the friendly people and the vibes the club has.

Who or what inspires you?
The older athletes inspire me.

At what age did you win your first race in sls?
Around u/13s, u/14s and u/15s board in branch and winning pool rescue events.

 

 

 


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Achievements:
Making the Aussie Swim Final
Getting a medal in Teams at QLD State

What do you love about Currumbin SLSC?
What I love about Currumbin is how much fun everyone has and how everyone is just so happy no matter what happens.

Who or what inspires you?
Everyone inspires me from people my age to Jacko and Whitey or Karlee.

At what age did you win your first race in sls?
I haven’t won a sls medal yet but I know the day will come.

 

 


U15s

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Lilli Dowker

Achievements:
Coming 2nd at State with one of my best friends in the Board Rescue
Medaling at State and Aussies for Pool Rescue
Making nearly every final at Youth Aussies

What do you love about Currumbin SLSC?
I love how Currumbin is such a family club and everyone can come together and have an amazing time! No matter whether it be a celebration, carnival or just training, it’s always fun and there are always good vibes.

Who or what inspires you?
My most influential inspiration/idol would have to be my dad because he has grown up around a similar environment and been involved in the surf industry for many years therefore knows what he’s doing and how to achieve goals as well as balance out other things such as school.

At what age did you win your first race in sls?
I’m pretty sure I won my first surf life saving race when I was in u/8s at Branch in the wade and swim. I remember versing girls double my height in the wade and finishing thinking I had false started or completed the wrong course.


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Achievements:
Made every water event final at Aussies 2015
5th Ironwomen final Aussies 2015
1st Surfing event Aussies 2015
7 Gold and 2 Silver at Victorian State Titles 2015

What do you love about Currumbin SLSC?
The atmosphere at Currumbin SLSC is awesome to be around. I love training with people who love to work hard and become the best they can possibly be. It is also such a supportive club the coaches and all the other people who do so much for the club are really passionate about it and it just makes the club even better.

Who or what inspires you?
I am inspired by all the ironmen and women not because how fast and amazing they are but because they train so hard and are all so disciplined in what they do. I am also inspired by all the professional surfers especially Kelly Slater, Sally Fits and Mick Fanning.

At what age did you win your first race in sls?
U/7’s board race.

 

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