Last week the Sunshine Coast honoured our very own Steve Meredith, Life Member and one of Mooloolaba’s greatest athletes by
inducting him into the Sunshine Coast Sports Hall OF Fame for Surf Lifesaving.
Steve competed at the National Titles from 1995 – 2005,competing in 9 Ironman finals and 8 Open Ski finals, winning a total of 6 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze. He won the Open Ski relay three consecutive times at the National Titles (2000, 2001 & 2002) and competed in three World Titles, 1998, 2000 & 2004. He was the Ironman finalist for 1998 & 2004 and in 2000 and the World Champion in Open Ski.
Steve won approximately 30 State titles winning gold, silver and bronze. He represented the Sunshine Coast Branch (1997, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003) and the Australian team twice (1999 & 2001). In 2000 he was named the Sunshine Coast Sports Star of the Year.
In addition to these amazing accolades Steve was inducted as a Life Member of the Mooloolaba Surf Lifesaving Club at this year’s Annual General Meeting for sustained distinguished volunteer service to the club.
Cr Jason O’Pray described him as a true character of the sport of Surf Life Saving. “He was always prepared and trained with dedication, decisiveness and discipline. He was a formidable and tenacious competitor. But most of all he has always been honest, respectful and loyal.”
He continues to epitomise the ethos of Surf Lifesaving and has passed on his love for lifesaving to his children.
Steve! On behalf of the Life Governors, Life Members, President and Members of the Mooloolaba Surf Lifesaving Club –