Harriet Brown






2021/2022 SERIES




Name: Harriet Brown
Competitive club: Northcliffe SLSC
Original Club: Ocean Grove SLSC
Best round of 2021/22: Rounds 1, 3 & 4 - 1st
Best series finish: 2017 & 2021/22 - 1st
Aussie Titles Results: 2018 Board Race - 1st, 2018 Surf Teams - 1st, 2018 Taplin Relay - 1st 2022 - Open Female Surf Teams 2022 - Open Female Board Rescue


Now entering her 15th year as a Nutri-Grain IronWoman, Harriet Brown is a mainstay in elite IronWomen competition. She enters the 2023/24 Nutri-Grain Series with a Wildcard invitation, after narrowly missing out during the Trial round. A proud Victorian, Brown has also won the Molokai to Oahu three times and this year Co-Captained the Australian Life Saving Team to a historic win at the World Lifesaving Championships in Riccione, Italy. When she is not competing and training, Brown is an Exercise Physiologist with a focus on female athlete health and sweat testing.

Harriet, how old were you when youstarted surf lifesaving and why?

9 years old. I started because my sister joined nippers and I preferred to be involved rather than watch.

Who was your hero growing up in surf lifesaving?

Kristyl Smith because she has such good surf skills and was always a fair racer. She also helped me so much when I was new to the IronWoman series

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

Work hard, enjoy what you do and live by this saying; “if it is to be, it’s up to me.”

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

Work on your surf skills and technique, hard work and persistence pays off and most of all – enjoy what you do!

What do you think about during a race?

I try to think about my skills and pushing my body hard. However, sometimes I get distracted and think about what I’m having for lunch and who I saw in the crowd.

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

Low: Injuring myself in the 2020/21 Nutri-Grain Series and having to have foot surgery which sidelined me for the remainder of the season. I had done the same thing to the other foot in 2018.

High: I have had many enjoyable moments but my highlight would have to be coming back from injury to win the 2022 Nutri-Grain Series.

Do you have any pets?

Just my veggie garden.

Do you have a secret talent?

I play the violin – it’s not really hidden anymore because each year I play a Christmas carol on Instagram.