William (Bill) Ingram

William (Bill) Ingram – Avalon Beach SLSC

Bill was awarded SNB Life Membership in 1976.

Bill passed away on 3rd February 2000. 

William Ingram joined the Avalon Beach SLSC in 1950, and earned his Bronze Medallion (29398) on 15/10/1951.  He remained an active member of the SLSA for over 49 years.

As a member of the Avalon Beach SLSC, Bill served on numerous Club Committees and held various official positions.  In 1981, he was honoured with Club Life Membership.

Bill contributed to the Manly Warringah Branch as a Coach and Selector, joining the Board of Examiners in 1955 and serving with distinction for over 30 years.  Bill held positions such as No 2 District Supervisor, Chief Branch Supervisor, and was an active member of the Gear Inspection Committee for 27 years.

In 1976, Bill was awarded Life Membership of the Manly-Warringah Branch.

Bill was known Australia wide as a Carnival Official, acting as the Water Area Starter at the Australian Championships for 14 years.

Many young and new members knew Bill best as a Carnival Official and Board Member who was always available to lend a hand, offer advise and provide encouragement.  He guided numerous young competitors, lifesavers and Board members throughout their careers.

In August 1986, Bill was awarded NSW State Life Membership.  From 1969 to 1986, Bill held several positions in the Manly Warringah Branch including:

Branch Selector (1969-1972)

Branch Coach (1969 – 1975)

Branch Gear Improvement Committee member (1972 – 1974)

Gear Inspection Committee (1972 – 1984)

Competition Committee (1973 – 1974)

Chief Supervisor (1973 – 1974)

Patrol Inspection Committee (1982 – 1984)

Life Membership Honours Committee (1985 – 1986)

On the 3rd February 2000, Surf Life Saving Australia mourned the loss of William “Bill” Ingram.  Remembered as a generous man with a quick wit.  Bill started in surf lifesaving in his late twenties, after achieving success as a skiff sailing champion and a businessman owning a major window cleaning firm.  Bill’s legacy lives on through the stories and memories shared by those within the surf lifesaving community.








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