The late Geoff Waters awarded Order of Australia (AOM)


Anglesea SLSC's late member, coach, mentor and friend Geoff Waters was awarded a posthumous medal of the Order of Australia in the General Division in the 2018 Queen's Birthday honours.

Geoff's long list of service to Surf Life Saving includes:

Surf Life Saving:

  • Rescue and Resuscitation (R&R) Head Coach, Mount Martha Life Saving Club, 2014-2017.

  • Rescue and Resuscitation (R&R) Head Coach, Anglesea Surf Life Saving Club, 2013-2017.

  • Chair, Victorian Rescue and Resuscitation Panel,1990-2017.

  • Former Club President, Club Captain, Hall of Fame Member, Chief Instructor, Point Leo Surf Life Saving Club.

Surf Life Saving Victoria:

  • A range of roles with the Finance and Recruiting Committee, House Competition, Carnival

  • venues, Touring, Aquatic Sports Council, Board of Examiners, 1969-2001.

  • Superintendent, Life Saving Victoria, 1976-1979.

  • Former Chief Referee, Chair of Rescue and Resuscitation Panel, Secretary, Life Saving

  • Victoria Aquatic Sports Council.

Awards and recognition:

  • Recipient, Coach of the Year, Life Saving Victoria, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017.

  • Inductee, Hall of Fame, Surf Life Saving Australia, 2017.

  • Recipient, Life Membership, Life Saving Victoria, 2012.

  • Recipient, President's Medal, Surf Life Saving Australia, 2007.

  • Life Saving Victoria named a Perpetual Trophy after Mr Waters in recognition of his

  • Cmr Geoffrey Walter Waters, deceased and Rescue and Resuscitation, 2002.

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