Lizzie Welborn






2020/2021 SERIES




Name: Lizzie Welborn
Competitive club: Newport SLSC
Original Club: Bronte SLSC
Best round of 2020/21: Round 2 - 2nd
Best series finish: 3rd place in the 2019/20 and 2020/21 Nutri-Grain Series
Aussie Title Results: 2018 U19 Ironwoman - 1st, 2018 U19 Board Race - 1st, 2018 U19 Board Relay - 3rd


Lizzie Welborn is a 21 year old professional IronWoman from Sydney. She qualified for her first Nutri-Grain Series when she was just 16, making her one of the youngest competitors to ever stand on the starting line. Outside of competition, Welborn enjoys coaching nippers and running clinics to help them achieve their own IronMan or IronWoman dreams.

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

9 years old – Mum and Dad made me do it because my school friends were doing it.  I was scared of the waves.

What are your favourite beaches for competition and for fun?

Competition: I love Maroochydore, it is an awesome beach.

Fun: Treachery Beach.

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

If you want something bad enough, you can achieve it.

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

You can do anything if you put your mind to it. Never be afraid to give those big dreams a go.

What do you think about on the start line?

Taking deep breaths and looking at the water.

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

High: Definitely making my first series when I was only 16 (that high lasted a long time). Each round I did of that series I improved my results and in the last two rounds I got a 3rd and 2nd. As a 17 year old, this was huge and I was so amazed.

Low: Was probably getting glandular fever during the 2018/19 series. I still got to finish the series which was awesome but having to stop competing was really hard for me.

What do you think about during a race?

I just try and think of what is directly in front of me and not think too far ahead.

Do you have any race day superstitions?

I like to always have my hair in braids.