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Pink Patrol

Acknowledging and celebrating women in lifesaving

What is Pink Patrol?

Pink Patrol consists of active female patrolling members and male champions, celebrating the contribution of girls and women to lifesaving through a designated patrol at your club.

The aim of this initiative is to acknowledge and celebrate the many contributions women past and present have played in lifesaving. It is hoped the positive role modelling will inspire and empower future generations of women and girls to confidently pursue opportunities in lifesaving and aquatics.

The powerful visual of female leaders and male champions forming a full patrol, is symbolic of the growth and capability of our female members; illustrating that females are competent lifesavers and building the diversity of lifesavers in active lifesaving roles and leadership.

The Pink Patrol mission is to to acknowledge and celebrate the contribution of girls and women in shaping the lifesaving movement, and in doing so, make the opportunities and pathways in lifesaving more visible.

The vision of the Pink Patrol is for all to Victorian Clubs embrace a Pink Patrol annually.

Pink Patrol Objectives

To support the promotion of gender equality
To promote inclusion and diversity
Provide positive role models for future generations – you can’t be what you can’t see!
To recognise current and past contributions of women in lifesaving
Recognise the contribution of our Male Champions
Increase the number of women that Patrol
Promote opportunities for women to train and develop operational skills
To provide opportunities to develop skills in different pathways of lifesaving
Create broader visibility of leadership opportunities for women in lifesaving
Inspire females to acquire new skills/awards
For all clubs to have access to information and resources to hold a Pink Patrol
Create an environment that encourages networking and positive, supportive relationships
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