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.