Olivia Corrin






2020/2021 SERIES




Name: Olivia Corrin (Liv)
Competitive club: Northcliffe SLSC
Original Club: Midway SLSC
Best round of 2020/21: Round 3 - 17th
Best series finish: 18th in the 2019/20 Nutri-Grain Series
Aussie title(s):  2019 - Open Female Surf Teams 2019 - U19 2km Ocean Race


Direct from New Zealand’s Midway SLSC, Olivia Corrin followed her IronWoman dream across the ‘Tasman when she relocated to the Gold Coast. Now competing with Northcliffe SLSC, Corrin has also represented her home country on an International level, competing for the Black Fins at the World Championships, the International Surf Rescue Champions and the Sanyo Cup. After a labral tear in her shoulder forced her to withdraw from the 2020/21 Nutri-Grain Series after Round 3, she is back on the elite start line this year to give it her all. Away from the surf, Corrin is studying a Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Education and works casually as a waitress.

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

I was 5 years old when I started surf lifesaving. My parents wanted me to be safe in and around the ocean so took me to nippers at Midway SLSC. I have grown up around the ocean my whole life and love spending time at the beach.

Who was your hero growing up in surf lifesaving?

Cory Hutchings was my hero growing up, he used to coach me at Midway SLSC when I was younger and I remember watching him on TV.

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

“Think about the process, not the outcome” – My New Zealand team coach

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

My advice to aspiring athletes would be to be resilient when overcoming challenges and to be passionate about what you are doing!

What do you think about during a race?

My race plan and each step I need to execute at that time. I try not to let anyone distract me from my race plan which is quite challenging especially in big surf!

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

High: Being able to achieve my dream and race against and the world’s best in the Nutri-Grain Series.

Low: Getting injured last year and having to withdraew from the 2020/21 Nutri-Grain Series after three rounds.

Do you have any pets?

I have a springer spaniel named Bodhi back home in NZ as well as two cats.

Do you have any secret talents?

I can dislocate my pinky toes!