The Port Kembla Mermaids
A photographic exploration of the lives of extraordinary women.
by Nina Kourea
The Port Kembla Mermaids have been swimming together since 1966. They gather together on a Thursday morning at Port Kembla Pool where they swim, laugh, and support one another.
Local photographer Nina Kourea couldn't help noticing them on her morning swim. Almost 6 months later she has compiled some wonderful photos of the women and learnt a little about the history of this club and its members.
The strength and courage of women is a beautiful thing.
If there is a woman there is a way!
Nina Kourea resides on the South Coast of NSW near the greater city of Wollongong. She has a great passion for photography and documentary. She has recorded the lives of circus performers, roller derby queens and entertainers. Her main passion is to celebrate the lives of women from all different backgrounds.