SURF LIFE SAVING AUSTRALIA HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE
Andrew Bowden, Bronte SLSC, NSW
Andrew is a highly decorated surf lifesaver with a remarkable record as an elite athlete. A member of Bronte SLSC, Andrew has won 15 Individual Open Australian Titles, 7 Open Team Australian Titles and 2 Open Tube Rescue Australian Titles as a rescue swimmer. His distinguished representative career includes winning 5 gold medals at World Titles with the Australian Lifesaving Team between 2008-2014. Andrew was the Australian Lifesaving Team Captain in 2013 that won the Be Ne (Orange) and German Cups, for the first time.
Andrew has been the Head Coach and Team Manager of the SLSNSW Team in 2014, 2015 and 2016, and a
mentor for young athletes in the Australian Youth Life Saving Team. He retired from National and International Open competition in 2016.
Andrew’s contribution to bring the SLSA and RLSSA International Team into one consolidated Australian Life Saving Team is one of major significance, including his individual efforts through holding joint membership
with Bronte SLSC and the Hills District RLSS Club.
Andrew has also been a key player in the merging of the two National Pool Championships into one Life Saving Championships from 2018, which will have long term advantages for SLS membership. His patrol achievements include the Surf Life Saving Meritorious Award with Bronze Insert in 2005 for a rescue at Bronte Beach in treacherous conditions.