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In recognition of International Women’s Day on Wednesday 8 March, Bondi SBLSC has once again held its ‘Pink Patrol’ – a celebration of women in Surf Life Saving and a workshop for networking, confidence building and inclusivity.

More than 80 women from nearly 20 clubs across the state, and even a visitor from across the Nullarbor in Perth, took part in Sunday’s patrol as each participant had the opportunity to rotate through eight stations around the beach, learning new skills to help them become better lifesavers.

“The value is that it builds confidence in a safe environment, opens pathways to join forces with other women that have different strengths in their space to yourself,” Bondi SBLSC’s Nixy Krite said.

“Having a really fun experience on a beach, celebrating women for International Women’s Day, embracing equality, inclusion and diversity. It was just a super successful and fun day.”

Nixy said the participants said that they gained a great deal from the day and would happily engage in programs like it in the future.

“You look at the photos, everyone is smiling all the time – it was just a great experience, it felt comfortable,” she said.

“The girls got to learn about the Uncrewed Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), the Inflatable Rescue Boats (IRBs), the jet skis, and we built on everyone’s confidence and showed them the pathways within the movement.

“A lot of the ladies commented on the networking, friendships and confidence that they took away.”

Participating clubs included Bondi SBLSC, Torquay SLSC, Coogee SLSC, Tamarama SLSC, Bronte SLSC, Thirroul SLSC, Coledale SLSC, Cooks Hill SLSC, North Bondi SLSC, South Maroubra SLSC, Manly LSC, Salt SLSC, Cronulla SLSC, Birubi Point SLSC, Shoalhaven Heads SLSC, Elouera SLSC, and Garie SLSC.

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