Lily Finati






2020/2021 SERIES




Name: Lily Finati
Competitive club: North Bondi SLSC
Original Club: Maroubra SLSC
Best round of 2020/21: N/A
Best series finish: 2020/21 Nutri-Grain Iron Series debutant
Aussie title(s): 2019 - U15 Board Race 2021 - U17 Board Rescue, U17 Board Relay


One of the youngest competitors in the 2021/22 Nutri-Grain Iron Series, Lily Finati is fresh out of High School and keen to make her mark on the competition. She has been racing since she was a nipper at Maroubra SLSC, and has found success in the National Competition with multiple titles for North Bondi at The Australian Championships. Finati commences her elite Ironwoman career after an impressive display the 2021/2022 Trial Round, which has earned her a spot on the line next to her childhood idol, Georgia Miller.

Lily, how old were you when you started surf lifesaving and why?

I started surf lifesaving in the u6s because I lived near the beach to develop surf skills and beach awareness. I developed a love for the ocean and enjoyed spending time with friends at the beach.

Who was your hero growing up in and out of surf lifesaving?

I looked up to Georgia Miller and loved that not only was she a great athlete but a lovely, happy person.

What is the best piece of advice that you have ever been given?

Trust your instinct and don’t panic.

Your advice for aspiring Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain athletes?

If you want it bad enough, you can achieve your goals.

What do you think about during a race?

I focus on smart racing and aim to give every race my absolute all.

Lily, what has been a high and low in your IronWoman journey?

High: Definitely making the 2021/22 Nutri-Grain Iron Series!

Low: Training during the Sydney lockdowns was tough.

Do you have any race day superstitions?

I need to have my hair in two braids.

What is your go-to meal before a carnival?

Spaghetti Bolognese and a potato bake.