Mandurah’s Adam Hoes named Lifesaver of the Year at Surf Life Saving WA Awards


Brian Shawcross from DHL presents the Lifesaver of the Year award to Mandurah’s Adam Hoes. Picture: Surf Life Saving WA
Brian Shawcross from DHL presents the Lifesaver of the Year award to Mandurah’s Adam Hoes. Picture: Surf Life Saving WA

ADAM Hoes (25) from Mandurah Surf Life Saving Club won Lifesaver of the Year at the Surf Life Saving Western Australia Awards of Excellence at Crown Perth on Saturday night.

Mr Hoes has been part of the surf life saving movement for 12 years, performing more than 1800 lifesaving patrol hours.

His determination to succeed has seen him fulfil a range of roles at his club including board member, director of surf lifesaving, patrol captain, trainer, assessor and vehicle officer.

Under Mr Hoe’s leadership, Mandurah has expanded its patrols and patrol hours, now spanning two beaches and extra hours.

The awards celebrate the outstanding contributions and achievements from SLSWA members, including lifesavers, athletes and all those who work tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure the success of their clubs.

SLSWA president Craig Smith-Gander paid tribute to the many volunteers who spent their weekends on beaches across the state.

“It is about celebrating all the volunteers who are the lifeblood of this great movement,” he said.

“During the 2016-17 season, these volunteer surf lifesavers spent in excess of 108,800 hours patrolling our beaches performing more than 580 rescues, 1467 first aids and 14,750 preventative actions.

“These people are the everyday heroes of our beaches, all of whom commit countless hours of service to uphold the mission of saving lives and creating great communities.”

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