From Bondi Beach to Latrobe City! Come and meet Firefighter, Lifeguard, Author, Director Live Learn Survive, TV Personality (Bondi Rescue), Trent Maxwell or ‘Lifeguard Maxi’!
In this special presentation by Latrobe City Libraries and Latrobe Leisure, Maxi will talk about water safety, his writing and his passion for mental health and wellbeing in young people. You can buy copies of his books 'In Deep Water', 'The Stormy Protest' and 'Beach Battle', plus his new picture book for younger children 'Beach Rescue'.
This event is free to Latrobe City Libraries members. If you're not a member, sign up free here. Tickets are per person. There is a limit of four tickets per booking. Those over 18 must present proof of COVID-19 vaccination or an authorised medical exemption.
To secure your spot, book now! Open a Chrome browser to access the Eventbrite booking page:
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Maxi is the youngest ever Professional Lifeguard to work at Australia’s world-famous Bondi Beach. Starting as a 16-year-old trainee his 14-year career is well documented on award winning Australian TV show Bondi Rescue, airing in over 100 countries globally. Starring as lovable Lifeguard Maxi his sense of fun and instinct to look out for others has shone through and he is arguably one of the most popular personalities on the show.
In 2016 Maxi became a Firefighter for NSW Fire + Rescue and in 2018 he became a Qualified Rescue Operator as part of the Heavy Rescue team based at the City of Sydney Fire Station. This unique career combination see’s Maxi as a much needed young, positive, male role model for future generations.
In 2018 Maxi added the title of published Author to his credits, releasing his Maxi the Lifeguard fictional, children’s book series for children aged 8-12. The books educate and entertain in a fast-paced story, co-written with David Lawrence, with a goal to save young lives. Based on much of Maxi’s childhood the books are full of valuable life lessons and water safety messages such as Rips, Heatstroke and DRS ABCD so children can learn as they read. The Stormy Protest (book 2)was awarded winner of the 2019 Environment Award for Children’s Literature by the Wilderness Society.