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Float to Survive was formed in Australia due to the great need for consistent water safety messages and programs by Former surf Ironman & international swimming champion - Craig (Riddo) Riddington and SEA Australia.

Since he began his career in Surf Lifesaving as a member of the Manly Junior Life Saving Club at the age of 10 - Riddington or 'Riddo' as he is known, has collected 21 State, 12 Australian and two world championships in Ironman and Surf Lifesaving events. A recently released book titled "The Greatest Surf Life Savers in History" hailed Riddo as the 'greatest surf swimmer ever' and amongst the top 25 competitors in the history of the movement. Riddo retired from competitive sport in 1996 to pursue coaching and sport management roles. Since then he has established SEA Australia and Surf Educators International Inc. At the moment he is working on spreading the objects of Float to Survive globally, as well as operating his successful SEA Australia school water safety programs.

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