Name: Rosie Taliano 

Age: 26 

Surf Club: North Bondi SLSC  

Occupation: Primary Teacher & Airport Customer Service Agent 

Surf Rescue 30 Position: SR30 Vice Captain, SR30 Patrol Coordinator, Driver 

How long have you been with Surf Rescue 30? Since January 2013  

Professional Qualifications: Bachelor of Education (Religious Education). Currently studying Masters Degree of Special Needs Education & Leadership Management in WA 

SLSA Awards: Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC), Bronze Medallion, Senior First Aid, Advanced Resuscitation Certificate (ARTC), Spinal Management, 
Offshore Rescue Boat Crew (ORBC), Offshore Rescue Boat Driver (ORBD), Pain Management Certificate, Silver Medallion Aquatic Rescue (SMAR), 
Silver Medallion Beach Management (SBM), Assessor Bronze Medallion, Training Officer Bronze Medallion 

Major Achievement during surf career: Winner Sydney & NSW Surf Life Saver of the Year for 2015/2016 and becoming one of the top 7 surf lifesavers in Australia.  

When/Why did you become involved in surf life saving? As a family, we grew up in Bondi Beach. My parents put my sisters and I through nippers at the age of 6 years old. Since then I have continued on with the surf life saving movement. I absolutely love a challenge and the ability to experience a variety of positions and activities within surf 

What is your favourite thing about surf life saving? Being surrounded by like-minded individuals who all share the same passion as I do, as well as keeping fit and healthy   

What is your greatest highlight during your time in surf life saving? Achieving 3 Gold medals, 1 Silver medal and 1 Bronze medal at the Australian Surf Life Saving Titles  

Describe a typical weekend: Beach, spending time with family and friends, heading to the local cafe for a weekend breakfast 

What is your favourite beach and why? Apart from Bondi, I love travelling to Port Stephens every year to our holiday home. 
Fingal Beach - one day a crystal clear paradise and then the next day it could change to a set of waves, perfect for a paddle 

Social Media Accounts: Instagram @rosietaliano