What drew you to lifeguarding?
I’m at the beach every day so it just seemed like the right next step for me. I’m also friends with Harrison [Reid] from when we did the Lifeguard Academy together five years ago. It’s such a great group of guys, so I thought I’d give it a go.
How are you finding your first season as a lifeguard?
It’s exactly as I expected it to be. It’s such a rewarding job. It has to be the best job in the world and you never know what’s going to happen. My parents are really interested in my work, too, which is nice.
Do you have any fears?
I’m definitely worried about performing my first resuscitation. I also get nervous when the crowds are huge and I have to manage my time and focus my attention in the right places. Seeing kids in trouble always gets my heart racing. I also hate spiders. And sharks.
What are you hoping to get out of this season?
I want to be able to successfully perform rescues and get that rush. I really just want to become confident as a lifeguard.
South African Anthony Glick is the new heartthrob on Bondi Beach. After moving to Bondi with his family 11 years ago, “Glick” quickly became a fixture in the surf as a talented swimmer and active member of North Bondi Surf Lifesaving Club.
A part-time business student and talented photographer, this is Glick’s first summer as a Waverley trainee lifeguard and the ladies on the beach have certainly taken notice. Glick isn’t complaining.
Not keen on sharks, we wonder how Glick will respond to a shark sighting. And with the shark alarm having to be pulled twice this summer, he is sure to squirm.