Tiarrn Raymond






2019/2020 SERIES




Name: Tiarrn Raymond
Competitive club: Alexandra Headland SLSC
Original Club: Ellis Beach SLSC
Best round of 2019/20: Coolangatta Gold Round 1
Best series finish: 2nd Place
Aussie Titles Results: 2019 Ski Relay - 1st, 2019 Surf Teams - 2nd, 2019 Board Rescue - 3rd


Originally from Far North Queensland, Tiarrn Raymond started surf lifesaving at the age of 8 at Ellis Beach SLSC. Moving to the Sunshine coast in 2011, the former Cairns local now competes for Alexandra Headland SLSC. Three years later in 2014 she made her Nutri-Grain IronWoman Series debut, and recently at  25 years old captained Queensland in the Interstate Championships.

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

U8s at Ellis Beach – my parents thought it would be a good idea since I loved the beach.

Who was your hero growing up in surf lifesaving?

Oooo maybe Kristy Munroe, Kirsty Holmes and Kristyl Smith, tell me someone with better skills than Kristyl.

Or for the boys Zane Holmes/Rhys Drury – Machines!

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

Do it properly or don’t do it at all.

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

Do the little things right because they will make the biggest difference when you need it.

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

High: High point would be last season, winning summer of surf, 7th in the Gold, 7th in the series and captaining QLD.

Low: Would be injuries, sickness and having to work full time while trying to train full time.

Do you have any race day superstitions?

When I get to the beach before warm up I have to just jump in and have a little float or swim, just get wet.

Do you have any pets?

Blue Staffie – Mikey! He’s part human, I’m sure of it.

What do you think about during a race?

Where am I going to get that advantage!!