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Brett Harrod officially inducted as SLSA life member

Umina Surf Life Saving member Brett Harrod has been officially inducted into Surf Life Saving Australia Life Membership with cap number 302 at the Australian championships.

Brett Harrod has made a sustained and distinguished contribution to surf life saving, according to Surf Life Saving Australia president Mr John Baker.

Brett has been president of Umina SLSC, Surf Life Saving Central Coast, Surf Life Saving New South Wales and a director of Surf Life Saving Australia.

"As a SLSA Board member, Brett chaired and facilitated working groups that implemented a number of lifesaving initiatives that have been implemented nationally by SLSA and other states," said Mr Baker.

"Brett achieved the SLSA strategic goal of financial sustainable by securing $24 million to build eight new surf lifesaving clubs, allowing them to generate revenue and engage with the local community.

"Further to this, Brett expanded surf lifesaving services by leading and managing the implementation of the commercial operations of SLSNSW services that included the lifeguard and commercial training of SLSNSW.

"Other significant achievements included developing the Standard Operating Procedures for lifesaving services and a state-wide emergency services response system which created a national best practice standard.

"He introduced the 13SURF 24-hour rescue call out service.

"He developed a national event venue selection matrix which enabled a review of venues against a criteria to determine its suitability to conduct events, as well as a revised bid hosting criteria and agreements.

"In addition to all of this, it is Brett's 46 years of membership in Australia's most iconic volunteer movement where he has found joy, connection and most definitely made a difference.

"He has created wonderful friendships from all around Australia and overseas, had opportunities for personal development through mentoring and participation, seen and been involved with some of the greatest athletes and water people in the world and been involved in the development of the world's best lifesaving technology and resources.

"After 15 years, he is part of a group that created the surf lifesaving tagline, 'create great Australians and build better communities', he believes it is still so relevant and exactly what we do or aspire to do.

"He sees this take place through training, saving lives in the aquatic environment, developing athletes, creating health and fitness pathways and providing development for youth and nippers."

Brett Harrod is pictured with SLSA president John Baker and SLSA life governor Alan Whelpton.

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