Manly Australia
Manly & Northern Beaches, Sydney Australia - Wednesday, 27 March - 4:22am
Join us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter

News

Dee Why Rockpool to Become Isa Wye Rockpool

Source: Northern Beaches Council
Posted: 11 Mar 2019
Dee Why’s main rockpool will be renamed the Isa Wye Rockpool in recognition of a local identity whose outstanding community service was marked by 85 years of involvement with the Dee Why Ladies’ Amateur Swimming Club.

Isa Wye MBE OAM became the honorary secretary of the swimming club at just 16 and was club president for 50 years, remaining on the executive committee until her passing in 2013, aged 90.

Mayor Michael Regan said Mrs Wye and her family were a driving force in Dee Why since the early 1920s with her family helping to establish the Dee Why RSL Club and some of the Northern Beaches most successful sporting and community organisations.

“She along with several close colleagues and friends lobbied for the Warringah Aquatic Centre to be built in the late 1970s. She was also only the second Australian woman to officiate at an Olympic Games, attending the Moscow games in 1980,” Mayor Regan said.

“This is a great opportunity to recognise someone who has done so much for the local community in a way that links her name with her first love, swimming.” 

“It follows on from Council passing a motion last November to rename the Palm Beach Rock Pool, the Johnny Carter Pool, after local swimming teacher and lifesaver, for his tireless work training thousands of children how to swim.”

Isa Wye was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (1973) and was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia 2002 in honour of her outstanding service to the community.

 
Manly Beach Holiday Apartment Manly Beach Holiday Apartment Manly Beach Holiday Apartment Your Home Away From Home!

Recent News

Tommy and Kevin are Coming to Australia!
Tommy and Kevin are Coming to Australia!
Come and spend an evening with two of the world's best climbers live o...
Food for Thought...
Food for Thought...
On March 21st Australia came together to celebrate Harmony Day, National...
Entries Open for Australia’s Largest Annual LGBTQI Visual Arts Exhibition, bentART
Entries Open for Australia’s Largest Annual LGBTQI Visual Arts Exhibition, bentART
bentART, Australia’s largest LGBTQI annual visual arts exhibition, has...
Up, Up and Away…to Japan
Up, Up and Away…to Japan
Calling all students studying Japanese in year 8 and above who would like...
Harbord Diggers Sustainability Initiatives
Harbord Diggers Sustainability Initiatives
Taking inspiration and shape from the scenic coastline of the Northern...

What's New

Additional Desk Space
Additional Desk Space
NewportNet Coworking, Fast Internet & Flexible Desk Space
Netflix has arrived
Netflix has arrived
Ivanhoe House B&B
Winter Special
Winter Special
Quest Manly

Have You Visited

Announcement
Is Your Website Mobile Friendly?Stralia Web specialises in mobile and responsive design websites. Enquire today: 1300 550 212View Stralia Web »
+ Contact · Add Your Event · Add Media Release · Add Your Business · Privacy · Site Map · Website © 2001-2019 Stralia Web