The Surf Life Saving National Awards of Excellence programme recognises the contribution of our amazing members from the grass roots of Surf Life Saving during the 2019/2020 season. Congratulations to all of our winners and award recipients.
International Sport Performance <strong>of</strong> the Year Danielle McKenzie Mairangi Bay SLSC
Mairangi Bay’s Danielle McKenzie achieved the TSB International Sport Performance <strong>of</strong> the Year after winning all <strong>of</strong> her ski races at the International Surf Rescue Challenge in South Africa. McKenzie competed in five ski races over three days <strong>of</strong> competition - three ski team races and two individual races. She won them all. At the <strong>SLSNZ</strong> Nationals McKenzie again dominated the field across the beach in what was a truly exceptional, and record breaking, performance. She now holds the record for the greatest number <strong>of</strong> NZ National Title wins in Surf Lifesaving Sport with 42 open wins (comprising individual, team, ocean and pool rescue wins), 81 open medals and 96 medals in total including age group medals. <strong>Awards</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Excellence</strong>