Jackson Borg






2023/2024 SERIES




Name: Jackson Borg (Borgy)
Competitive club: Newport SLSC
Original Club: Newport SLSC
Best round of 2023/24: Rounds 5 & 6 - 9th
Best series finish: 2020/21 Iron Series, 6th
Aussie title(s):  2018 - Swim Team & Taplin, 2


Jackson Borg started out as a young nipper at Newport SLSC, but didn’t find his stride until U17s where he has since gone from strength to strength.  Borg debuted in the 2019/20 Iron Series, and not including his debut year, has maintained a top-11 finish. During the 2022/23 Season, Borg ticked off a life goal and won a round of the Iron Series, just a stones through from his home on the Northern Beaches.  He is known for his love and commitment for training, but outside of the sport Borg has recently finished a degree in Biotechnology and is an avid NBA and rugby union fan.

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

I was 5 years old when I joined Newport surf club. I got into the sport because I live close to the beach and my parents wanted me to be active and be safe around the beach.

Who was your hero growing up in surf lifesaving?

Ky Hurst is someone I’ve always looked up to in surf lifesaving, just the way he always seemed to effortlessly negotiate the break zone and make swimming look so easy.

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

If you put in the hard work the results will come.

Your advice for aspiring Shaw and Partners Iron Series athletes?

Make sure that you put in the work and stay consistent with your training but also make sure you’re having fun while you do. It’s a very tough sport and the surf isn’t always forgiving but it’s the people you meet and become friends with that make this sport as great as it is.

What do you think about on the start line?

How I want to enter the water and which lines I want to take on the way in.

Jackson, what has been a high and low in your surf sports journey?

High: Was winning Round 2 of the 2022/23 Iron Series near home in Manly.

Low: Was the round immediately after, finishing 19th.

Do you have any race day superstitions?

Have to tap my board twice before a board start.

Do you have a secret talent?

I can do a rubix cube in under a minute.