In 2023 the inaugural President's Award is presented to Andrew Fogarty and Adrian Petrie for the dedication and commitment to the development of flood and swift water rescue.
The President's Award is awarded in recognition of a member's significant contribution to the surf life saving movement in Tasmania and the advancement of surf lifesaving at state level. Recipients of this Award will often be members who may not easily be identified in other SLST Award categories.
Adrian and Andrew's commitment and passion to support SLST’s Flood & Swift Water Rescue capacity over the years in partnership with the SLST State Office Team has greatly assisted SLST to be recognised as the SLSA National Centre of Excellence for Flood & Swift Water Rescue in Australia.
Their involvement includes
Andrew Fogarty is a past member of Clifton Beach and Kingston Beach SLSC, and SLST Duty Officer. Andrew is an active member of the Kingborough VMR, SLST’s RWC Support Operations and Flood & Swift Water Rescue team
Adrian Petrie is a member of Carlton Park SLSC, a past SLST Duty Officer and RWC Support Operations and an active member of SLST’s Flood & Swift Water Rescue team.