Swimming Australia is passionate about acknowledging those who sacrifice their own time to better our great sport. They're called “local legends” because that’s exactly what they are. They're the people that always volunteer to assist, working hard to make sure everything is done, donating their time and effort to ensure the club operates smoothly.
Do you know of any local legends in your area? It's easy to nominate your local legend for the Swimming Australia Local Legend of the Year Award.
Nominations open soon for 2018-19 with further information posted on this page.
Congratulations to the 2018 Optus Local Legend winner and finalists.
2018 Optus Local Legend
- Chris Hayes, Deniliquin Amateur Swimming & Life Saving Club Inc, NSW
- Kerri Donaldson-Mellor, Vitor Renmark, SA
- Julie Walsh, Melton Swimming Club, VIC
Congratulations to 2018 Optus Local Legend of the Year, Julia Roberts, Kambalda Amateur Swimming Club, WA (main picture on the left)
Julia has been described as a ‘rare gem’ that has volunteered for the past 10 years for the Kambalda Amateur Swimming Club. She has taken on many volunteer roles at the club including committee member, recorder, fundraiser and she has also been awarded life membership. It is my pleasure to announce Julia Roberts as the 2018 Optus Local Legend of the Year.