She's a lifesaver - Jemima

Hi Team Tama,

This is our last profile of the year before Santa arrives but we are going out with a bang!  

This week we feature one of our Tama women that is quiet in nature but gives a lot of her time and energy to the club and has been a member for many years. She also undertook a lot of the Comms work for years before many of us got involved in late 2020. Whilst also helping on our ‘She’s a Lifesaver’ campaign so kudos to you Jemima, some great photos as well and you may spot her infamous Dad too! 

Over to you Jemima...

Tell us a bit about yourself: 3 words that best describe you: Scorpio, foodie, fun

How did you get in Surf Life Saving? How did you join Tama? My dad was a nipper at Tamarama and is a local legend around these parts, so it was only natural that I got into the surf club as a nipper. I was recently told by my auntie that I hated the sand as a kid, so I guess getting me into nippers was a smart way for him to get over that ridiculous fear. After years of flags, board races, and bucket races, I achieved my SRC certificate and Bronze Medallion and haven’t left since! 

We really wonder how Jemima got involved with Tama, who's that photobomb?

What are the best things about being part of the Surf Life Saving community? The best things about being part of Tama for me I guess is the friendships you make and being able to contribute to the community. I have made lifelong friends at Tamarama, friends from even when I was a nipper, while we are on different walks of life now, still share an important connection and friendship through our time at Tamarama together .

SRC Graduation!

How would you describe our community at Tama? Tamarama is a very welcoming and diverse group of individuals. Everyone is super friendly and passionate about the ocean, the beach, fitness, and community. 

What has been your biggest achievement from being part of Surf Lifesaving? I think my biggest achievement isn’t really a specific moment but probably my work in the comms team! I loved that I got more involved with the comms team and got to meet some more people at the surf club and also contribute to the surf club in a way that isn’t just through patrolling. 

Comms team Xmas 2020 💙

Tell us about what you do when not on the beach at Tama looking after people? When I’m not on patrol I work full time at SBS as a scheduling coordinator, I love to socialise and hangout with my friends, make and eat yummy food and baked goods, and work on my various hobbies that are a growing list. I love to try anything once and have found a few hobbies over lockdown which have stuck - yoga, jewelry making, and knitting to name some. I definitely alternate between days where I act my age (24) and days where I am content being a nana - it’s all about balance. 

Favourite place to go for food in Sydney? Emma’s Snack Bar is hard to beat

Ideal holiday destination right now? Japan! And Europe next year when I can escape Sydney winter...

What would be your advice to any woman thinking to give surf lifesaving a goI think my advice would be to just give it your best because what have you got to lose! Tamarama is a safe space for women and a great learning environment full of support and lovely people. Not only is the training so worthwhile but the people that come with it are great, and going out on a board on a beautiful sunny day is one of the nicest feelings in the world.

Thank you so much Jemima, you are a legend there’s no doubt about that.

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