She's a lifesaver - Ellie

Hi Team Tama, 

Welcome to February and another heartfelt edition of our Tama Women’s Profiles.

Please grab a tea or coffee and enjoy this from our next guest. I didn’t get to know our next Tama legend too well when I joined Tama as she was preparing to move to Melbourne. I asked Michelle one day about our next Tama woman and she said ‘one of the finest humans on the planet’. I think that sums it up perfectly. I spent some time with Ellie recently when she was back visiting Tama and have been chatting with her about our Celebration of Women in Surf Day in March. Having that time to get to know her and reading her words below, I now understand and appreciate why she is loved and cherished so much by our club. I felt quite emotional reading Ellie’s advice, it doesn’t just relate to women, I feel everyone can benefit from her wisdom.

Enjoy this piece and over to you Ellie.

Thanks, Zoe  VP

In her backyard and with one of our previous amazing CTOs, Phill Capps, as Mieka says "it sums up Tama SLSC to me"

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She's a lifesaver - Lizzie

Hi Team Tama!

Welcome back to another fabulous edition of ‘She’s a Lifesaver’.

Our next wonderful Tama woman hails from across the ditch (or dutch as she may pronounce it ;) ), she’s an incredibly talented but humble athlete, flying the flag for Tama SLSC at many competitions and sweeping up the medals. She was active all winter, and one of the many Tama Gropers (best swim club in the world) who met up for swims and kept each other sane during the various lockdowns.

Introducing Lizzie, simply just an absolutely lovely person, always keen to be involved with Tama, and her enthusiasm for all that we do is so evident when you read her words. I asked Aryan, her PC, for a few words, “Lizzie was the first woman to join the current Patrol 1 and, well, is clearly now in charge and we listen to everything she tells us to do. Haha, but really, Lizzie has brought to us the most humble competence; she is a phenomenally talented lifesaver and swimmer. Most importantly though, she instantly became friends with all of the men on patrol, and we’re all so grateful to have had her lead the influx of women onto our patrol”.

Handing over to Lizzie now, thanks for reading.
Zoe  - VP 

Tell us a bit about yourself: 3 words that best describe you
Adventurous, energised and determined.


Lizzie the energiser bunny

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She's a lifesaver - Audrey

Hi Team Tama!

Welcome back to another happy, uplifting piece from Tama this week. 

This week, it’s time to profile one of our many French members! I am also now on the same patrol as this next special guest. She is a bit of an expert on the boards, great fun to hang out with on patrol, and one of the ‘Fit Bronzies’ (who do a triathlon every day before breakfast).
Introducing Dr. Audrey, who became a doctor last year after finishing her PHD in Biomedical Informatics and Digital Health, congrats Audrey! Audrey is super active, loves scuba diving, swimming, and basically every activity really, just ask Audrey…

Over to Audrey and thanks everyone for reading.

Zoe, VP


Audrey helps keep an eye on those Tama SLSC dogs who also love our beach...

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She's a lifesaver - Michelle

Greetings Team Tama!

Happy Thursday. This profile was a really lovely one for me to edit, it was hard to put into words how much this next wonderful Tama woman gives to our club, not just her time but all her heart and soul goes into Tama. I feel lucky to call our award-winning CTO one of my closest friends. It is thanks to Michelle that over the last 2 years, Tama keeps bringing in cohort after cohort of new Bronzies. Her energy and passion inspires others to work with her, such as the lovely Arnaud, her deputy, and Taga who ran the recent Sunday Bronzies cohort and also everyone else who stepped in. She also inspired me to want to do more for Tama, and I know my Bronzie Cohort from 2020 all love her as do the rest of our club.

Enough from me, let’s hear from Michelle...

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She's a lifesaver - Lauren

Happy New Year Team Tama!

We hope you had a great start to the year, we are back so be ready for some tremendous Tama women profiles coming your way! 

Also don’t forget to hold the date - Sunday 13th March for our all-star women patrol in the afternoon plus our club social! We are starting 2022 with someone who has been at the club pretty much since she could crawl/walk! Meet the lovely Lauren from patrol 9. She has some wonderful things to say so please enjoy and say hi to her next time you’re on the beach

Over to you Lauren, 

Tell us a bit about yourself: 3 words that best describe you: Hi, I’m Lauren! I’m short, smiley, and am easily bribed by chocolate

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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?

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She's a lifesaver - Sue

Dear Team Tama,

We have a special Tama woman profile for you this week, one of our club life members and someone who puts their heart and soul into our club, this is the wonderful Sue Jackson. I (Zoe) have had the pleasure of spending time with Sue during patrol and she is contributing to our ‘She’s a Lifesaver’ campaign. She gives so much to our club in so many ways and is always available to give advice and support when asked. She has a passion for being out on her surf ski, and has won awards for Ironman at branch level, no mean feat!

Please read and enjoy this week’s edition, over to you Sue…

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She's a lifesaver - Marin

Hi Team Tama,

We are into week 4 of our Tama Women profile series, and we’ve had some great feedback about it, thank you, and keep it coming! I’m editing this week (Zoe) and I met our next featured Tama legend when I went to the Bronze info night on a swelteringly hot summer’s evening back in 2020, (before La Nina kicked in). This week it’s all about Marin, who hails from Georgia in the US, she is small but can she swim! Marin is an absolute gun in the water, but so laid back you would never know until she leaves you in her wash, and comes out as if it was a walk in the park so to speak. Marin is also an invaluable part of the ‘She’s a Lifesaver’ campaign, a loyal club member, buddy, and great person to just hang out with. She is off overseas for several weeks soon, safe travels Marin, and thanks for being part of our campaign and our club, over to you...


Marin and Ben at graduation

Tell us a bit about yourself Marin :) 

I was born in the US and moved to Australia from New Zealand about 6.5 years ago. I've always been keen to pick up and take on a new adventure. 
I was a competitive swimmer in my younger years but I only got into ocean swimming once I moved to Sydney. There is nothing like the flow state you enter when being in the open water. You can be entirely focused on the present moment whilst also appreciating being a tiny person in the great ocean. 

 

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She's a lifesaver - Sandra

Hi Team Tama, 

We hope you are all having a great week. Welcome to the third Tama Woman profile of our Shes’ a Lifesaver campaign.

This week, it is the turn of Sandra Fox, I think it is fair to say one of the most experienced lifesavers at our club. Sandra has been CTO and Vice President amongst so many roles and achievements and even has an award named after her but is one of the most humble people you will meet. Sandra was also acknowledged last year by SLSA for the 40th anniversary of women in SLS as one of the leading women in SLS, so this is exactly why we want to promote our fantastic women! Sandra currently is co-patrol captain of Patrol 11 with the lovely Jesse.

Please read and enjoy this week’s edition

Thanks for reading, Zoe 

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She's a lifesaver - Harriet

Hi Team Tama, 

We hope you've enjoyed reading Zoe's profile, as the first of this new series where we point the spotlight on the amazing women of Tama.

And this week we are back introducing another incredible woman to our community, Harriet. Introduce Harriet? Who are we kidding, if you've been lucky enough to grab a ticket to our awards night last season, Harriet was our fabulous MC. She's a fierce Corona-Bronzie who joined the ranks of Patrol 2. On a quiet Saturday morning, she'll lead her patrol through a yoga sequence to ensure everyone's at their best whilst on patrol.

Please read, enjoy and share with your friends, family and just about anyone.

Over to you Harriet! 

Tell us a bit about yourself: 3 words that best describe you. Creative, analytical, mermaid.

Why did you get in to Surf Life Saving?  How did you join Tama? My brother (Albert) and his boyfriend (Arnaud) were already patrol members and encouraged me after a breakup to do the bronze medallion and I took to it all like a fish to water (lol).
What are the best things about being part of the Surf Life Saving community? It's really nice to be part of a community whose people are all very different - from what they do, where they come from, to what they value. Inside of all this diversity, I have found a community that I trust, care a lot about and share a lot of joy with.

 

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