Anni joined South Melbourne LSC as a teenager and has been a fierce competitor, being selected as a state and national representative on numerous occasions. Anni served on the club’s committee for many years in multiple capacities. She became an Official as well as a Trainer and Assessor firstly with RLSS, then with SLSA. Anni continues to hold senior positions officiating at state, national, and international competition. In the centenary year of lifesaving with RLSSA, she was named Lifesaver of the Century. She has been made a Life Member of SMLSC, RLSSA, and recently RLSSC Life Member, and she has received a Knighthood from the International Lifesaving Federation.