LIFEGUARD MAXI RETURNS
Good Friends. Good Times. Good Memories.
Bondi Rescue’s Lifeguard Maxi brings Bondi to the UK and Ireland with water safety messages to keep kids safe ahead of summer.
Straight off the beach from protecting swimmers at Bondi, Trent Maxwell (better known as Lifeguard Maxi from hit TV show Bondi Rescue) will be visiting the UK and Ireland to educate our children about water safety ahead of summer.
Maxi will arrive in London on April 7th and is kickstarting the tour with a sunrise swim with Professor Greg Whyte at Caversham Lakes in Reading. Next stops are Cornwall, South Wales, Co Wicklow, Cork and Co Kerry in Ireland before heading up to Inverurie in Scotland. Driving back down the coast through South Shields will see Maxi ending the tour in Clacton on May 1st.
Maxi is excited to be finally travelling again, after his 2020 Live Learn Survive tour was postponed, and will be supporting RLSS UK clubs and branches, Surf Lifesaving Clubs and Lifeguarding Clubs and Academy’s as he goes, and even a city library as part of the World Book Fest Program. Maxi will be meeting thousands of children throughout local communities to teach them how to stay safe around water, so they return home safe at the end of the day.
Maxi said: “Our last trip over in 2019 was a huge success with thousands of water safety messages shared, we want to build on that and inspire the lifeguards of the future.”
“Drownings are on the increase and education is key,” Maxi added. “We know through the pandemic swimming lessons and water skills have been severely impacted, I want to get the message back out to the kids before they hit the water this summer. “If it saves one life the tour will have been worth it.
Royal Life Saving Society UK tell us that ‘44 per cent of drownings happen in summer, from May through to August’ so now is the perfect time for Maxi to get out into our communities.
More than 400 people tragically drown each year, 23per cent of them are aged 16 – 30 and Maxi is the perfect person to talk to this demographic as he is part of it.
Maxi, or Lifeguard Maxi as he is more commonly known, is the youngest ever professional Lifeguard to patrol Australia’s famous Bondi Beach, where he started as a 16-year-old trainee, a career well documented on award winning TV series Bondi Rescue. In 2016, ‘Maxi’ became a firefighter for New South Wales Fire and Rescue, now a Senior Firefighter and qualified Rescue Operator based at Bankstown Fire Station in Sydney.
He is an award-winning Author of the ‘Maxi the Lifeguard’ book series, a fun, educational series full of lifesaving tips to keep kids safe around water. He is the co-Founder of social enterprise Live Learn Survive with business partner Leigh Mason, 2021 saw them publish their first Picture Book, Maxi’s Beach Rescue.
Maxi’s unique career combination, coupled with his down-to-earth and affable nature has positioned ‘Maxi' as a much-needed young, positive, male role model – a responsibility he has embraced with open arms.
"In a society that is screaming out for young, positive, male role models, Maxi is a breath of fresh air and is totally committed to playing his part in shaping the young minds of our future generations, he uses his unique platform for good by sharing his knowledge about water safety”, said Leigh.
Follow Maxi and Live Learn Survive
On Instagram - @Lifeguardmaxi @livelearnsurviveau @maxisrescuesquad
On Facebook - facebook.com/lifeguardmaxi https://www.facebook.com/livelearnsurviveau/ On Tik Tok - tiktok.com/@lifeguard_maxi
Visit his website lifeguardmaxi.com.au
Please note any book/merch sales will be CASH only. Unfortunately, Maxi & Leigh are unable to accept overseas cards with their current facilities.
Just to let you know, they have a really limited stock on pencil cases with them, if you want to order any please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can arrange, stocks permitting to put them aside for you, they contain: pencil case, pencils, ruler, bag tag, stickers and a Maxis Rescue Squad wristband. Price £5.