My Beach

Angus McMillan is SLSWA’s inaugural Youth Lifesaver of the Year and it’s not hard to see why. From a fresh-faced Nipper in 2010 to becoming his clubs Director of Beach Operations at just 20 years old, Angus is the epitome of perseverance and dedication.

His passion for lifesaving has seen him perform over 100 volunteer patrol hours for the 2017/18 season and adopt new technology to improve beach safety at his club, all while studying at university!

Winner Name: Angus McMillan
Club:
Scarboro Surf Life Saving Club
Category:
Youth Lifesaver of the Year
What Year Did You Join Surf Life Saving:
2010
Achievements (can be personal, professional or Surf related):

  • Director of Beach Operations at Scarboro SLSC
  • Rescue Water Craft (RWC) Operator
  • Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) Racer and Driver
  • Ski Paddler at Scarboro
  • Patrol Captain
  • IRB Trainer
  • Scarboro SLSC – Most Enthusiastic Member 2017
  1. Tell us something interesting about yourself!
    I joined Scarboro SLSC in 2010 at age 12.  Since then I have become a Trainer, Patrol Captain and now at 20 I am Scarboro SLSC’s Director of Beach Operations.
  2. Did you grow up with the beach? If so, where was your home beach?
    Yes, I did grow up with the beach.  Living in Perth I’ve spent nearly every summers day at some beach along the Western Australian coast.
  3. When you’re not down at the beach, what keeps you busy? (Study, work, other hobbies?)
    When I’m not at the Surf Club I’m either at uni completing my Bachelor of Education or working as a waiter.
  4. What does Surf Life Saving mean to you?
    Surf lifesaving to me means actively engaging in the community and creating friendships and bonds that will last a lifetime.
  5. What is the best thing about your Surf Life Saving Club?
    The people!
  6. What is your most memorable – whether it be funny, happy, tear-jerking or exciting – moment you’ve had during your time with surf life saving?
    I can’t narrow it down to one single moment.  It’s probably all of the hours spent down there with everyone training, on patrol and just hanging around the club.
  7. How has Surf Life Saving shaped who you are today?
    Surf Life Saving has given me the skills and knowledge to make me the person I am today. It has given me a base to put my skills to the test!
  8. What advice would you give to someone who is interested in joining Surf Life Saving?
    Don’t wait, just join!