Tuesday, February 28, 2017


It's getting close now, and we are all very excited.

Everyone coming on parade day will need to bring their own white shoes.  They can not have other colours on them, as we want all attention on our fantastic dance moves that we have been practising.  This applies to both our marchers, and our supporters.

Anyone not wearing swimwear, will need to wear a lifesaving uniform.  First option is to wear your own, second option is to borrow one from a friend, and finally we will have a few spare the supply.  If you have your own pair of red shorts (not necessarily lifesaver pants) they will be good enough.

And of course bring your red Rival swimwear and your lifesaving cap.

Also bring as little else as possible.  Aim for only bringing the top and pants you'll take off.  We have a stash of ponchos in case they are needed, but hopefully the weather gods are looking kindly on us.  Your gear will go into a van at the rehearsal in the afternoon, and you won't see it again until after the parade.  There will be food and drink for sale in Hyde Park, and we will have water available on the truck.

It's all getting close now!

Gary and the committee.

Monday, February 27, 2017


As usual, we have invited the media along on Wednesday night to film us rehearsing on the beach.  They are always super keen to film us marching in the setting sun, so we would like for all marchers to arrive from 6.30pm, to allow time to change into your swimwear, inflate your beach balls, and be out and on the sand by 7.00pm.  We'll gather first upstairs in the pavilion, in the little area in front of our rehearsal room, beside the bar.  Someone will stay back and mind the bags while we are on the beach.

Regardless of the amount of media turning up, marching on the beach is a great opportunity for us to polish our routine, get used to formation, and travel further than the room allows.

Note that if the weather is inclement, we'll likely just remain in the room.  If you haven't collected your swimmers on the Monday, they will be available beforehand.

Also, anyone volunteering on the parade as a supporter is welcome to come along on Wednesday, and get an understanding of your involvement for Saturday as well.

Gary, Bastien and the Committee

Tuesday, February 21, 2017



Unfortunately Mike our ever faithful (until now) videographer, for the past six or seven years, has just found out that he will be out of the country late next week with his work (I usually just get sent to Blacktown with my work!) and will miss the media rehearsal and the parade.

So, if you are, or know of, a budding videographer, and are keen to come along to our media night and the parade, please get in touch with the committee as soon as you can.  We'd love to have you aboard.

We love the memories from the video, and the post parade viewing night is always a lot of fun.

Looking forward to hearing from our enthusiastic film buffs soon.

Gary and the Committee

Wednesday, February 15, 2017



Don't forget that the Mardi Gras festival kicks off with Fair Day this coming Sunday 19 February.  This year Fair Day is being held in Camperdown Park in Newtown from 10am.  Lifesavers with Pride will have a stall again, this year being in the Sports Village with the other Team Sydney members.  Again, our main goal is to spread the word about lifesaving within the LGBTQ community, and encourage existing lifesavers to join LWP.

It would be great if we could get a turn out of lifesavers for the day.  We'll need people for about one or two hours each.  Bring your mates and kick back. Bring your uniform, and even better, bring your swimmers, which always brings the crowds.  And if you are just passing through, we'll have some spare uniforms to throw on.

Let us know if you can help out for an hour or so, so we can put a roster together.

Check out the MG website for more details

Gary, Mike and the LWP Committee

Monday, February 13, 2017


Hey all, don't forget that rehearsals start this week.  Get ready for fun times.  And remember that we are NOT rehearsing in Bondi Surf Club, but next door in the pavilion.

Mon 13 Feb 7.30 - 9.30 High Tide Room (out the back near the amphitheatre)
Wed 15 Feb 7.00 - 9.00 Seagull Room (upstairs)
Mon 20 Feb 7.30 - 9.30 High Tide Room
Wed 22 Feb 7.00 - 9.00 Seagull Room
Mon 27 Feb 7.30 - 9.30 High Tide Room
Wed 01 Mar 7.00 - 9.30 Seagull Room

To our interstate marchers, we will be loading a video online for you to follow after the Wednesday rehearsal.

Also be sure to follow us on our social media platforms:
Webpage : http://lifesaverswithpride.blogspot.com.au/
Instagram : lifesavers_with_pride
Facebook: www.facebook.com/LifesaversWithPride
Twitter: @LWP_2017

And always tag your posts with the LWP hashtags:

See you soon for fun times.

Gary and the Committee

Friday, February 03, 2017


Hey, it's all getting very close.

Last week we had our swimwear supplier inform us that they wouldn't be supplying us this year (no need now to credit them on our social media posts). After some hasty calls we have now arranged for Rival to supply us with one pair of swimmers each.  If anyone registered on the proviso that they would receive two pairs, let us know and we can refund your money.

Also, Mardi Gras are mumbling about reducing participant numbers in the parade.  We have only filled 90 of our 100 requested spots, with a waiting list for the final positions, dependent on our final allocation.  If we receive less than 90, then we will need to cut those last to register from our group.  Fingers crossed.

It's all getting close now.  See you soon.

Gary and the committee
The national group of gay and lesbian Australian surf lifesavers and their friends