2020 SLSNZ Awards of Excellence Winners Booklet


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.

Ian Robinson has been an active member of Waihi Beach

Lifeguard Services since 1953. During that time, he's been

involved as an active lifeguard, competitor swimmer, board

member, volunteer search & rescue, coach, instructor,

examiner and many other contributing positions.

Ian’s passion for many decades has been the IRB. Ian was

selected to be a member of a team instrumental in the

development of the IRB strategies for SLSNZ. Ian’s passion

hasn't wavered over the years and he still shares his knowledge

about IRB driving, racing and maintenance. You will often find

him in the IRB shed engaging young Surf Lifeguards on the

story behind this valuable piece of rescue equipment, what

makes a good driver and how much progress lifeguarding has

made over the decades.

Ian is still an active member of the Club and is down at the

Clubhouse most days. You will regularly see him attending

sports events and actively involved in Club fundraising or social

events. He's continued to show extraordinary commitment to

making these events a success on the Waihi Beach calendar.

In 2020, 85 year old Ian was presented with a Queen’s Service

Medal for services to surf lifesaving and his local community.

He is a proud life member of Waihi Beach Lifeguard Services

and the Club is so proud to have him as a member.

Awards of Excellence

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