Junior Lifesaver of the Year (JLOTY)

Season 2019-2020 Information
Circular 3623 – 2019-2020 Junior Lifesaver of the Year Program and Award
JDC JLOTY-SLS SYD 19-20 Sched & Questions

Key Dates
Nominations close at Branch  16 December 2019
– Branch Finalists advised by 20 December 2019
– Interview for selected finalists 28 January 2020
– Announcement of the Sydney Branch Junior Lifesaver of the Year takes place at the 2020 Branch Age Championships @ Maroubra


Each season SLS Sydney Junior Development Committe hold the Junior Lifesaver of the Year competition which is open to any U14 from across the Sydney Clubs who holds their Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC) award.

This award is assess on a wide range of skills and achievements at Nippers and in the wider community.

The candidates gained their Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC) in the U14’s of the current season, and have completed their time at ‘Nippers’, now graduating to serving on patrol in their SLS red and yellow uniform.

The nominated candidates are interviewed by a panel from Sydney Branch including members of the Branch Junior Development and  Lifesaving and Education Committee’s, plus previous winners.

Each candidate is interviewed and assessed on their knowledge of SLS, their active involvement within their own surf club and extended community, their leadership skills, communication and presentation skills, and their plans for their own future role within Surf Lifesaving.

2018-2019 Winners
Thomas McFarland – Bondi             Sarah Teitler – South Maroubra






18-19 Finalists  were 
Patrick Kavanagh – Coogee        Ryan Goldschmidt – South Maroubra
Sarah Pignatelli – Coogee            Shana Crowe – Cronulla
Thomas McFarland – Bondi       Sarah Teitler – South Maroubra
Zoey Fletcher – Bondi                   Ben Sutton – Wanda
Oliver Chandlier – Elouera         Fletcher Bessant – Maroubra
Caitlin Lamb – Maroubra           Tillie Tsoumbaras – Elouera
Past winners of this SLS Sydney Award  :
2017-2018  Sophie Burns – Elouera, Riley Porteous, Wanda 
2016-2017  Bridget Crick – South Maroubra, Asher Wilson – Coogee
2015-2016 Chloe Walker – Coogee,  Michael DeFrancesca – North Cronulla
2014-2015 Emily Maythers – North Cronulla, Jed Buckley – Wanda
2013-2014  Shea Garcia – Elouera, Brianna Tier – Maroubra
2012-2103  Austin Wem – South Maroubra, Chelsea Williams – Elouera
2011-2012  Lillian Hassett – North Cronulla, Lachlan Callaghan – Coogee
2010-2011  Lachlan Pryke – Wanda, Lauren Rofe – Wanda
2009-2010  Callum Good – South Maroubra, Briana Polson – Elouera