WARRNAMBOOL Surf Lifesaving Club's Brayden Casamento is in the running for a Surf Lifesaving Australia Awards of Excellence.
The 18-year-old is a nominee for Surf Sports Youth Athlete of the Year, which will be awarded at a gala dinner on Saturday on the Gold Coast.
Casamento was shortlisted not only for his stellar competitive season, where he claimed a national silver medal and the Lifesaving Victoria Youth Athlete of the Year award, but also for his work around the club.
The talented board paddler's nomination spoke highly of his involvement and achievements at the Lady Bay-based surf club.
"Brayden is an enthusiastic member of his club, and while achieving admirable success in competitions and carnivals he is always willing to be involved across a range of other community activities from water safety for local swims to school sessions and fundraising events," it read.
"He involves himself in Nippers programs and the mentoring of future lifesavers. He has achieved multiple medallions and certificates, including Bronze, Silver, IRBC, Spinal Management, ARTC and first aid.
"Brayden has won 12 gold, six silver and two bronze medals at state Level. At a national level, he made the final of the board relay in both under 17 and 19.
"He was awarded the Maurie Raynor Scholarship for under 19 excellent sportsmanship and lifesaving skills, and the coach's award, Male Competitor of the Year along with Male Club Champion.
"He sees his achievements as a way of getting Warrnambool SLSC's name on the map."
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