Joe Collins

18

YEARS OLD

QLD

BMD NORTHCLIFFE SLSC

3rd

2020/2021 SERIES

swim

STRENGTH

Stats

Name: Joseph Collins (Joe)
Competitive club: BMD Northcliffe SLSC
Original Club: Fitzroy SLSC
Best round of 2020/21: Round 2 - 3rd
Best series finish: 3rd place in the 2020/21 Nutri-Grain Series
Aussie title(s):  2018 - U16 New Zealand Ironman

Bio

Growing up in New Zealand, Joe Collins followed in his idol Cory Taylor’s footsteps to become a Nutri-Grain IronMan. Having already claimed the New Zealand U14 Ironman, Collins made the move to the Gold Coast to chase his surf sports dream. He now has his sights on being the best, and after an impressive display in the 20/21 Qualification Round and making his Nutri-Grain Series debute – he is one step closer.


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

7 years old. I joined to gain a better understanding of beach safety.

Who was your hero growing up in surf lifesaving?

Cory Taylor. He had a similar upbringing to me in New Zealand and he proved that Kiwis can make it.

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

Outwork everyone behind the scenes.

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

Just keep at it; work hard and believe in yourself.

Who is your biggest competition in the 20/21 Nutri-Grain IronMan Series?

Everyone. I’ve got a lot of work to do to reach the top!

Joe, what has been a high and low in your IronMan journey?

High: Winning my first race in the U14 Ironman.

Low: Moving away from my family to chase my dream was tough.

Do you have any pets?

I have a dog back home in NZ called Roy.

How do you relax away from competition?

Snowboarding and cliff jumping.