THE glamour of Sydney’s iconic Bondi Beach could be felt at Moorooduc Primary School last week when veteran lifeguard “Maxi” spoke to students about water safety.
Maxi – Trent Maxwell – is a veteran of 11 seasons on Channel 10’s Bondi Rescue and ranks as one of its most popular personalities. He is the youngest professional lifeguard to work at Bondi.
He spoke about water and beach safety, the importance of swimming between the flags, how to identify a rip, how to safely get out of a rip, how to call emergency services and use floatation devices to rescue those in trouble.
Maxi spoke about his experiences as a lifesaver at Bondi – one of the most visited beaches in the world – and some of the rescues in which he’s been involved.
He is also a professional firefighter in Sydney and has written children’s books based on his life integrating water safety messages into the narratives.
Teacher Jodie Redman said the students were “really engaged with the presentation and asked lots of questions and were eager to participate”.
“They were thrilled to have an opportunity to have their photo taken with Maxi and get their books signed,” she said.
Moorooduc is the first school in Victoria that Maxi has visited.