Grace Otto




Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park SLSC


2021/2022 SERIES




Name: Grace Otto
Competitive club: Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park SLSC
Original Club: Sunshine Beach SLSC
Best round of 2021/22: Did not compete
Best Nutri-Grain Series finish: 1st Place in the 2021/22 Next Gen
Aussie title(s): -


Having recently finished Year 12 and moving to Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park SLSC,  Grace Otto is ready for a big season. Calling Sunshine Beach home, Otto enters the 2021/22 Nutri-Grain Series after a successful Nutri-Grain Next Gen performance last year, and now has the opportunity to line up against her surf sports hero, Lizzie Welborn. Outside of training and competing, Otto enjoys taking it easy with her friends at the beach.

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

I was 7 years old when I started nippers at Sunshine Beach SLSC. Growing up near the beach Mum and Dad wanted me to be comfortable in the surf and have the skills to swim on my own.

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

Recently Lizzie Welborn, she is a great athlete and I love watching her race.

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

To not overthink it – Josh Minogue

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

To surround yourself with supportive people. And just enjoy the process!

What do you think about during a race?

Having a good start, getting out to the back of the break cleanly, and then getting around the can.

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

High: Winning the 2022 Nutri-Grain Next Gen.

Low: Being iron deficient in the 2021 season.

What do you think about on the start line?

Having a good start to setup my race.

Do you have any pets?

Yes, a moodle named Yoshi.