Geoff Huegill jumps in the pool with Nikon & SLS
Australian swim star Geoff Huegill has partnered up with Surf Life Saving (SLS) and Nikon, to judge the Australian for Life assignment. As part of the partnership Nikon is supplying binoculars to SLS clubs Australia wide, and contributes $30 to SLS for every D3100 DSLR camera sold.
Geoff hit the beach as a kid growing up in Mackay, QLD, and was a nipper of the Sarina Surf Club until the age of 11. Although he then moved to Brisbane to focus on competitive swimming, he learned some valuable skills as a nipper which he’ll keep for life.
“Water safety is very important – spotting rips and giving yourself the skills to adapt to the environment. Most importantly, it’s learning the rights and wrongs of the beach” says Geoff.
When he’s not winning gold at the Delhi Commonwealth Games, or busy training for the upcoming World Short Course in Dubai, Geoff embodies the spirit of this iconic Aussie competition. For him, it’s all about spending time at the beach and living a more active lifestyle.
And this is exactly what he’ll be looking for when he judges the Australian for Life assignment – a photo that captures your favourite Australian moment ‘enjoying life’ in our great outdoors. And it doesn’t have to be a sporting photo either!
“Ultimately it’s up to the individual how they express their style and individuality. Most importantly, the picture has to tell their story of why they’re an Australian for Life” says Geoff.
“Not everyone’s a swimmer, and not everyone can run around and kick a football, but one of the things we all enjoy in life is capturing those moments”