July 1 2020 marks the 40th anniversary of women's involvement in active surf lifesaving duties.

Surf Life Saving Tasmania is celebrating this important anniversary and the achievements of women over the past 40 years.

Help us recognise our trailblazing women by sharing your stories, photographs and video.

EXCERPT FROM THE 1980-81 SLST ANNUAL REPORT

“This season saw the full integration of females into surf lifesaving.  Careful planning allowed a smooth transition and there was no reported problems.  

Female candidates for the bronze medallion were of a high standard and this was commented on by the examiners on many occasions. 

It was pleasing to see some female teams as well as mixed teams in R & R events. 

The introduction of females has been an unqualified success and has given a real boost to surf life saving in Tasmania.”

SHARE YOUR INSPIRING STORIES 

To help celebrate the 40th anniversary of woman as active surf lifesavers, we are calling for stories, photos and video of trailblazing women in the Surf Life Saving movement. 

We will showcase their inspirational stories throughout the 2020/21 season and create an archive for future generations. 

With your help, we will celebrate their achievements over the past 40 years. 

HERE'S HOW YOU CAN HELP CELEBRATE

  • Email us your stories below about the women who inspired change in the Surf Life Saving movement
  • Post photos on Facebook, lnstagram and Twitter using the hastag #WomenInSLSTAS
  • Send photographs, film and newspaper articles to SLST - GPO Box 1745 Hobart, 7001