Name: Brittaney Banks 

Age: 23 

Surf Club: North Bondi SLSC

Occupation: Nurse 

Surf Rescue 30 Position: Crew 

How long have you been with Surf Rescue 30? 2 seasons

Professional Qualifications: Currently studying in final year of Bachelor of Nursing 

SLSA Awards: Bronze Medallion, Advanced Resuscitation Certificate (ARTC), Spinal Management, IRB Crew, Silver Medallion Beach Management (SBMM), Offshore Rescue Boat Crew, Gold Medallion Certificate (Advanced Lifesaving) 

Major Achievements during surf career: Gaining my Gold Medallion award in 2016/2017 season 

When/Why did you become involved in surf life saving? I began as a nipper in the Under 6's growing up on the East Coast. Then I contriuted through the lifesaving movement as a competitor and patrolling member 

What is your favourite thing about surf life saving? The camaraderie and diversity of ages in the surf life saving movement. We're really such a big community with the same purpose to be on the beach to protect the public 

What is your greatest highlight during your time in surf life saving? Attending the Australian Surf Life Saving Titles to compete for North Bondi alongside fellow team mates 

Describe a typical weekend: Putting on the red & yellow, training or work 

What is your favourite beach and why? Fingal Beach, the beach and club where I began my lifesaving journey and am forever grateful for those members who nurtured my involvement as a nipper and introduced me to lifesaving competition

Social Media Accounts: Instagram @britt_banks