2018 SLSWA Youth Achiever Award Winner

Ava BushbyThe Youth Achiev­er Award is a SLSWA award, giv­en to one youth mem­ber (U14 or U15) from each club in WA.

We had four nom­i­nees this year, com­ing in from var­i­ous dif­fer­ent areas of the club includ­ing surf sports, life sav­ing and gen­er­al club areas.

The award cri­te­ria include things such as:


  • Striv­ing to achieve to the best of your abil­i­ty
  • Team Spir­it and cama­raderie
  • Self-moti­va­tion
  • Respect for oth­ers
  • Being a pos­i­tive role mod­el for peers and younger mem­bers
  • Hav­ing a pos­i­tive atti­tude to club activ­i­ties


  • Skills devel­op­ment
  • Surf life­sav­ing awards
  • Com­pe­ti­tion
  • Reg­u­lar atten­dance at club activ­i­ties

We con­grat­u­late all of the nom­i­nees – Har­ri­et Brown, Zara Mar­tin, India-Rose Shep­pard and Ava Bush­by – and would like to announce that Ava Bush­by is the recip­i­ent of this year’s award.

Ava is a very gen­uine, well man­nered young lady. Her reli­a­bil­i­ty has seen her pro­mot­ed to Vice Cap­tain of her patrol at just 15. She par­tic­i­pat­ed in R&R (where she also men­tors younger ath­letes), March Past, Pool Res­cue and Beach events and although not as con­fi­dent in her own abil­i­ty in water events, nev­er hes­i­tates to step up and fill in or help out when need­ed, espe­cial­ly in team events. She has just com­pet­ed her IRB Crew award and imme­di­ate­ly vol­un­teered for the Abalone patrol in this capac­i­ty.

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