Jy Timperley






2020/2021 SERIES




Name: Jy Timperley (The Shrimp)
Competitive club: Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park SLSC
Original Club: Byron Bay SLSC
Best round of 2020/21: Round 2, 3 and 4 - 2nd
Best series finish: 2nd Place in the 2020/21 Nutri-Grain Series
Aussie Titles Results:  2018 U19 Taplin Relay - 1st, 2017 U19 Board Relay - 1st, 2016 U17 Ironman - 2nd


Jy Timperley’s surf lifesaving career begun at the tender age of 8 at Byron Bay SLSC. He found a love for competing, and so the man affectionately known as The Shrimp decided to become a Nutri-Grain IronMan. Timperley was the quiet, unassuming dark horse of the 2020/21 Nutri-Grain Series. With three silvers and three bronze medals, the man they call the Shrimp took the Kingscliff surf by storm, and earned his place as second overall.

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

8. My parents thought it be good to keep me healthy and always have a good group of friends.

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

Ky Hurst in Surf Life Saving, he was my idol growing up. Outside I’d have to say Joe Rogan, I love his podcast.

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

You have to let go of what’s behind you to allow yourself to grab what’s in front of you.

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

Keep at it no matter what and always give everything a go.

What do you think about on the start line?

No mistakes.

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

High: Auto-qualifiying for this year’s Iron Series.

Low: Two years ago I had a break and I wasn’t sure if I was ever going to race again.

Do you have any pets?

A dog, her name is Chewy.

Do you have a secret talent?

Can put away a large quantity of food.