SURF LIFE SAVING REEL In 1906, Lyster Ormsby of the Bondi Surf Bathers Lifesaving Club designed the surf life saving reel to allow a lifesaver wearing a vest with a rope attached to reach a distressed swimmer. Photo shows a group of surf life savers marching with a life saving reel at Manly ca. 1920s
Women's team, Coffs Harbour Jetty Surf Life Saving Club. Coffs Harbour, the first fully equipped women’s surf life saving competition team in the world, 1931 / photographed by Sam Hood. More information at http://acms.sl.nsw.gov.au/item/itemDetailPaged.aspx?itemID=389849. Search our catalogue at http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/
ALONG WITH SETTING PEOPLE FREE IN A PG-13 STYLE, THEY ALSO BECAME INVOLVED IN 1936 WITH THE SURF LIFE SAVING ASSOCIATION IN AUSTRALIA THAT BEGAN IN 1922 AS A SURF LIFESAVING CLUB- LIKE THE SPEEDO THE SPORT ERUPTED ONTO THE WORLD STAGE- HARD TO BELIEVE SWIMMING DURING DAYLIGHT HOURS WAS BANNED AS RECENTLY AS 1905 IN COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD Manley Local Studies Blog. Photo retrieved from http://manlylocalstudies.blogspot.com/2012_05_01_archive.html
Henley Beach, South Australia, 1946 A group of women surf life-savers from Henley Club, South Australia. From left (standing) Lauriel Butterfield, Rhonda Middlebank, Shirley McGargill (sitting) Pam May, Dolores Amos.