She's a lifesaver - Veronica and Charlotte

Hello Team Tama! 

Welcome to the Thursday after our mighty Celebration of Women in SLSC Celebration!

We are still buzzing from last weekend, and this next profile is an absolute cracker and keeps the energy going! We are also celebrating that now, 30% of our active patrollers are women - go Tama!

This week, we have not just one but two fabulous Tama women profiles (great idea Michelle). Part of La Niña Bronzies, they signed up for our 2 for 1 Women’s offer and the rest is history. Introducing Veronica Depoi and Charlotte Mann.

I’ve met this dynamic duo with Patrol 7, on Rainbow Beaches Day and of course our all-star women patrol last weekend. They get involved in everything, are incredibly fun, and are great company on the beach.

Sophie, Co Patrol Captain of PC7 expands “Charlotte and Veronica are valuable new additions to patrol, they have brought great energy and are always willing to help with Nippers, eager to get out on boards and swim so make sure our patrol is super active, we are very glad to have them with us on P7”.

You are going to love this profile this week, put work/kids/study/virtual yoga on hold for a bit…learn more about these two wonderful new members.

Over to you Veronica and Charlotte, 

Zoe - VP


Dynamic Duo, Charlotte and Veronica, newest members of P7

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Celebrating women in surf

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2022 at Tamarama SLSC by Sandra Fox 

Women have always been at Tamarama. From our First Nations women of the Bidjigal and Gadigal People who lived in the area, to colonial women through to modern times, women have been and always will be a big and valuable part of this community.

In its founding year of 1906, Tamarama Surf Lifesaving Club (SLSC) commenced a proud tradition of keeping the public safe in and around the water of our beautiful beach. Women were part of that effort too, they were the wives, sisters, mothers, daughters, friends, aunts, carers, friends and grandmas of the surf lifesavers who supported and enabled their efforts.

Women in Surf Lifesaving

Surf lifesaving began on the beaches of Sydney then spread around the country, first to Western Australia and Queensland then later to the other states. The Royal Life Saving Society, which originated in Britain, placed lifelines on beaches and held classes. Records show that the first ‘Bronze Medallion’ training and qualifications are awarded in 1910 at Bondi and Coogee.

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She's a lifesaver - Sarah

Welcome back Team Tama to our wonderful Tama Women Profile series.

A theme across so many of our women is just how humble they are about their achievements! I shall say this every week, I am so glad we are running this series, it really does make me feel so proud of our club when I read these profiles but also to showcase how great our women are!

Next up is one of the wonderful La Niña Bronzies - our most recent (biggest ever) cohort - thanks again Michelle and the whole education team. I finally got to meet our next Tama legend this weekend at Rainbow Beaches Day, she was one of the first that volunteered to paddle out and also has volunteered for Bondi to Bronte board support. She started as a Nipper in Victoria and went on to rowboats for Woollamai, and now we are very lucky to have the lovely Sarah Goodear as a fabulous addition to our Team. 

Here is what Taga, who trained the Sunday group had to say when approached for some words on Sarah ;) 
Sarah is a kind, supportive, and committed lifesaver. I had the pleasure of training the Sunday Bronze group, which she belonged to. Her supportive nature shined through, when, due to personal circumstances, she had to do her wet assessment with the Saturday Bronze Group. However, she made an effort to come and support the Sunday group for their last part of the wet assessment. 
She also showed up with her fellow Lady Bronzies to support another Bronzie who had to do the wet assessment by herself, due to the swell being too rough. 

Sarah’s kind and supportive nature is an asset to Tama and I look forward to seeing her excel within our community.’

Over to Sarah, enjoy reading everyone. 

Thanks, Zoe - VP


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She's a lifesaver - Gretchen

Happy Thursday Team Tama!

Welcome back to one of the best parts of the week, yes it’s another fabulous Tama Woman profile.
I met our next awesome Tama woman when I joined her patrol on a cover before Christmas, and at some of the Gropers' swims. She is always one of the first to come and say hello, ask how you are doing, and is always ready to help volunteer for the club, she's kindly helping me on Rainbow Beach Day, another humble but extraordinary female member of our club! 

Introducing Gretchen Masters who is one of our latest Bronzies. I asked Michelle, our award-winning CTO for some words, “ Gretchen isn’t new to Tama but she’s new to patrol. Nipper Mum extraordinaire, it was so fabulous having her on the last Bronzie course. Her enthusiasm, team spirit, and diligence shone through, we are so thrilled to have you Gretch!

I also asked Patrick, PC for  Patrol 3 for some words  “ Gretchen is an excellent addition to our patrol and a very skilled new lifesaver (thanks to Michelle and the education team), she is also an incredible swimmer and has a very upbeat positive attitude, which comes in handy on rainy windy days!”

I loved reading Gretchen’s profile. There is one line that stands out to me “Tama is a bunch of fabulous humans who make me feel welcome whenever I’m with them”, well you are one of those too Gretchen, let’s hear from you.

Thanks, Zoe VP

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