Boxers KO'd by Lifesaving Challenge

The new Fox Sports Action/Endurance reality tv series, Maximus Academy, visited South Narrabeen SLSC, giving eight ordinary guys the chance to see what it is like to be a surf lifesaver.

Challengers were selected from a boxing gym and required to complete a run, swim, run in addition to the mock rescue of an 80kg manikin.

Thirty-four year old contestant Duncan Kendall, said he has a new found respect for surf lifesavers.

"That has got to be one of the hardest things I have ever had to do.

"It is a massive eye opener for me to see what surf lifesavers do on a daily basis and how hard this job is," said Duncan.

South Narrabeen SLSC's Chief Training Officer, Andy Cross, said the experience went well and provided great positive exposure for Surf Life Saving.

"I don't think these contestants knew what to expect. I think it was very hard for them but they took to this particular challenge really well.

"It is definitely easier to watch and harder to do when it comes to being involved in a rescue," said Andy.

Maximus Academy airs on Fox Sports 3 at 7.30pm Thursdays.

Watch the promo clip below.

Tue 19 Nov 2013