Maddie Spencer






2020/2021 SERIES




Name: Maddie Spencer
Competitive club: Newport SLSC
Original Club: Mona Vale SLSC
Best round of 2020/21: Round 5 - 5th
Best series finish: 12th in the 16/17 Nutri-Grain Series
Aussie title(s):  2016 - Open Board Relay 2018 - Open Board Relay


Maddie Spencer was a late-bloomer when it comes to Ironwoman racing. She started Nippers at Mona Vale SLSC when she was 5 years old, but never raced until U19’s as her focus was on water polo during her teen years. But the late start meant nothing when she qualified for her first Nutri-Grain Series in 2016/17 and came in at 12th. Spencer has also completed the monstrous Molokai 2 Oahu three times and currently works full-time as an event coordinator for AIMEX/Superyacht Australia.

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

5 years old. I joined Nippers as I loved the ocean and swimming.

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

I never had any specific idols…. I drew inspiration from my clubmates when training with them day in and day out.

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

Take a race one step at a time.

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

Enjoy the surf and have fun.

What do you think about during a race?

Taking it one step at a time and trying to race my own race.

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

High: Making the Nutri-Grain Series in 16/17 and 20/21

Low: My last few Aussie board finals. I did the work but it didn’t convert to results on day with the surf conditions.

Do you have a secret talent?

I can avoid cooking no matter the situation.

How do you relax away from competition?

I like to plan, book and go on holidays!