Trent Maxwell or ‘Lifeguard Maxi’, as he is more commonly known, is the youngest ever Professional Lifeguard to work at Australia’s world-famous Bondi Beach. Maxi started lifeguarding at Bondi over 11 years ago as a 16-year-old trainee and his inspiring Lifeguard career has been well documented on Channel 10’s award winning show Bondi Rescue.
Starring as lovable Lifeguard Maxi on 12 of the 14 seasons of Bondi Rescue his sense of fun and instinct to look out for others has shone through. With an authentic Instagram following of almost 125,000 people globally he is undeniably the most popular personality on the show.
In 2016 Maxi became a Firefighter for NSW Fire + Rescue and then in 2018 Maxi became a Qualified Rescue Operator as part of the Heavy Rescue team based at the City of Sydney Fire Station. This unique career combination see’s Maxi as a much-needed young, positive, male role model for future generations.
In 2018 Maxi added the title of published Author to his credits, releasing his ‘Maxi the Lifeguard’ educational, fictional, children’s book series, co-written with David Lawrence with a goal to save young lives. Based on much of Maxi’s childhood the books are full of valuable life lessons and water safety messages. Each book covers a different topic such as Rips, Heatstroke and DRS ABCD so children can learn as they read the fun engaging stories. The series is a is a must read both boys and girls aged 8-12 and is an excellent choice for Teachers to study in class.
Maxi the Lifeguard Book Series.
In 2018 Maxi founded Social Enterprise ‘Live Learn Survive’ with business partner Leigh Mason. A series of fun, interactive Fire & Water Safety workshops designed to educate children and young adults teaching live saving skills. The workshops are fully mobile and can travel anywhere to schools and clubs in any community. The ‘Maxi the Lifeguard’ books purchased through Maxi’s website support Live Learn Survive workshops to be carried out in disadvantaged areas.
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Maxi gives his time as an Ambassador for Tourism Australia and Royal Life Saving Society UK where he promotes their Children's Rookie Lifeguard program. In 2013 Maxi rode a Jet ski from Sydney to Cairns with fellow lifeguard Jesse to raise awareness for youth Mental Health, in the same year he was crowned Cleo Magazine's ‘Bachelor of the Year’.