Life savers chosen as leading women
Umina Surf Club's Ms Kerry Armstrong-Smith and Ocean Beach Surf Club's Ms Robyn Carr were among 10 female surf lifesavers chosen to take part in the state body's all-female Colour Party.
They led the March Past at the NSW Surf Lifesaving Open Championships at Blacksmiths Beach on March 8.
The Colour Party was the first of many activities to celebrate the achievements of women during the 40th year of women's participation as active surf lifesavers in the state.
The Colour Party formed part of the March Past, with a history stemming from the military tradition where service people and volunteers marched carrying flags.
To be invited to join the Colour Party, participants had to be identified by Surf Life Saving NSW as pioneering women who had been vehicles for change in the movement and who had paved the way for all women to become active surf lifesavers.
Press release, 10 Mar 2020
Donna Wishart, SLS NSW