Bondi’s Dori Miller Named NSW Masters Athlete of the Year

Bondi’s Dori Miller, has been named the NSW Masters Athlete of the Year at the annual Surf Life Saving NSW Awards of Excellence proudly presented by Stramit Building Products on Saturday.

The Awards of Excellence acknowledge surf lifesavers from throughout NSW who have performed invaluable public service as lifesavers, lifeguards, administrators or trainers within the community.

Dori only started competing in surf lifesaving three years ago at age 40, and in that time has earned 17 Australian gold medals, five Pool Rescue world records and eight Pool Rescue Australian records.

Her most recent world records were above and beyond any competitor from any category, open or masters. In the past 12 months Dori earned four gold at the 2013 Pool Rescue Championships in the Masters and one gold, two silver and a bronze in Open events. At the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships this year she won three gold medals and a silver medal.

Outside of Surf lifesaving, Dori has completed three successful solo crossings of the English Channel including an incredible double crossing (approximately 78km) which was recently completed in August.

In other results on the night, Crowdy Head lifesaver, Allan Davis, was named the NSW Lifesaver of the Year for the 2013/14 season while South Narrabeen’s Andy Cross was announced as Volunteer of the Year.

More than 280 of Surf Life Saving’s most outstanding lifesavers, athletes, coaches and administrators gathered to celebrate the enormous contribution of volunteers and clubs from across NSW for the 2014 SLSNSW Awards of Excellence proudly presented by Stramit Building Products.

For a full list of all the winners please visit the SLSNSW Awards of Excellence event page.

Mon 18 Aug 2014