Sam McGovern 2017

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Championships for Surf Life Saving Senior Student

Congratulations to Sam who recently competed for the City of Perth at the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships!

Year 12 Frederick Irwin Anglican School student, Sam McGovern, recently competed for the City of Perth at the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships (which were unfortunately cut short by Cyclone Debbie), held on the Gold Coast at the end of March.

Sam entered the National Championships from his results in the Senior State Surf Life Saving Championships held at the start of March, where he won Gold in the Board Relay, Gold in the Surf Team and Silver in the 2km Beach Run.

Sam first joined Surf Life Saving Australia at around eight (8) years old, participating in junior events, before starting to compete at age 10, racing for his club in various carnivals. At 17 years old, Sam has now been competing for around seven (7) years.

Sam said that as an under 17’s competitor for the City of Perth Surf Life Saving Club, it was such a rewarding experience and he felt honoured to be able to represent his club and State in a National sporting event at the Gold Coast.

“I have many ambitions for Surf Life Saving, including continuing my patrolling for the community, obtaining State and National podium placing in events, competing in big events such as the Summer of Surf and the Coolangatta Gold.

“Overall my biggest ambition and goal is to hopefully one day make it into the Nutra Grain IronMan series.

“My goals have been inspired by many professional, top athletes in my sport, such as Kendrick Louis and Shannon Eckstein.

“Anyone’s dreams can become reality if they put in the right determination and effort to get what they want, and with the right coaching, training, dedication and self-motivation I can hopefully achieve my goals and dreams,” he said.

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