Chris Allum OAM


Chris Allum OAM has been a member of life saving for many years and has competed at the highest level possible.
He is now retired from top level competition but his achievements include:

  • 2008 & 2009 World Games, 2008 Australian Open, and 9 times NSW State Open Male Surf Race Champion
  • 14 times Australian Team Representative – 2002 to 2011 (Captain in 2011)
  • 12 times NSW Team Representative – 1999 to 2012 (Captain 2009 – 2012)
  • Winner of 32 Australian Surf Life Saving Championships including 7 Gold, 14 Silver and 7 Bronze Medals
  • Winner of 27 Australian Pool Rescue Championship Medals including 5 individual Gold Medals

Chris has completed his Bachelor of Education and Masters Degree in Education and is currently studying for a Graduate Diploma.  Chris is employed at Trinity Grammar School and is Sports Master of the Junior School.
Chris is a member of Cronulla SLSC and also Queenscliff SLSC where he coaches the clubs junior athletes.
He currently lives in Sydney with his wife, Lisa.

“I was brought up in a Christian family and was also fortunate to attend primary and secondary schools that offered strong Christian teaching and values and excellent role models.  I am now a teacher myself and also try to be a positive influence on my students. Life Saving Chaplaincy offers a positive and helpful service to members as they do there work in Clubs, on the beach, and at Championship Carnivals. It is a most valuable and non judgmental member resource and one that I am proud to be part of”.