MEDIA RELEASE 16 March 2021
LIFE SAVING VICTORIA HONOURS SEASPRAY’S AMY FLEMING
Life Saving Victoria has named Amy Fleming from Seaspray Surf Club as an outstanding woman in life saving.
Amy was among a number of women from across Victoria to be honoured at a Life Saving Victoria breakfast event to mark International Women’s Day.
The group was recognised for its contribution to and achievements in life saving, drowning prevention and the emergency services.
Seaspray Surf Club President Chris Fleming said Amy was one of the club’s young leaders.
“Amy has been involved with the surf club since she was a Nipper competing in the under sevens,” Mr Fleming said.
“Through her involvement in the Youth Involvement Program, Amy co-ordinated fundraising activities to raise funds to make improvements to the youth area and buy a smart tv that’s now a valuable training tool.”
Now 21, Amy is a mentor for younger members, supports and instructs the club’s young Nippers while they’re in the surf, and helps to train the club’s Surf Rescue Certificate and Bronze Medallion candidates.
Mr Fleming said Amy was known at the club for her enthusiasm and commitment to surf life saving.
“Amy has progressed through the ranks at the club: she has now been a patrol captain for the past three years and is an experienced open ski competitor,” Mr Fleming said.
“Her dedication to the club has been particularly important over the past 12 months when the club needed to rely on members aged over 18 years to patrol the beach during the pandemic.
“Amy is also known for her involvement in the Maffra Mardi Gras in 2018 when she and her committee raised $35,000 for the surf club over six weeks.
“That was a huge effort and helped our club to finish off our new clubhouse and to buy much-needed equipment to train our younger members.
“Amy is one of the great young people at Seaspray Surf Club and we are extremely proud of her and her achievements.”
At just 21, Amy Fleming from Seaspray Surf Club has been honoured for her contribution to and achievements in life saving, drowning prevention and the emergency services.