Directors Trent Maxwell and Leigh Mason 


Trent Maxwell (Director)

Firefighter, Lifeguard, Author, Director, TV Personality (Bondi Rescue).

Or ‘Lifeguard Maxi’, as he is more commonly known, is the youngest ever Professional Lifeguard to work at Australia’s world-famous Bondi Beach. Starting as a 16-year-old trainee his 14-year career is well documented on award winning Australian TV show Bondi Rescue, airing in over 100 countries globally.

In 2016 Maxi became a Firefighter for NSW Fire + Rescue and in 2018 he 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 fictional, children’s book series for children aged 8-12. The books educate and entertain in a fast-paced story, co-written with David Lawrence. Based on much of Maxi’s childhood the books are full of valuable life lessons and water safety messages such as Rips, Heatstroke and DRS ABCD so children can learn as they read. The Stormy Protest (book 2) was awarded winner of the 2019 Environment Award for Children’s Literature by the Wilderness Society.

2021 sees the launch of Maxis first Picture Book, Maxi’s Beach Rescue co written with business partner Leigh Mason, their first book together.

Maxi donates his time as an Ambassador for Tourism Australia and Royal Life Saving Society UK where he promotes their Children's Rookie Lifeguard program.

 Leigh Mason (Director)

Is the co- founder of Live Learn Survive and Maxi’s Rescue Squad alongside Maxi, prior to that running her own business since 2005.

Meeting Maxi in 2014 they discovered they share a passion for education and teaching life skills to children and young adults.

Alongside Maxi Leigh co-founded Live Learn Survive in 2018 and together they have travelled extensively doing this valuable work. Adding Author to her credits in 2021 Leigh sees the launch of her first Picture Book, Maxis Beach Rescue co written with Maxi, their first book together.

As a teenager Leigh volunteered as a Qualified Student Swimming Teacher alongside her Mum who had a career as a Professional Pool Lifeguard and Swimming Teacher.

Leigh runs the day to day management of the business.