"There can be little doubt that in the period before 1930, it was Bader... who most influenced the direction of the club."
Carl Bader was President of the Western Australian Amateur Swimming Association in 1924, and was a founding member of the club. He became Vice President of the Surf Life Saving Association of Western Australia when it was formed in 1925.
He held the office of club President from 1927 to 1930, and again in the 1931-32 and 1933-34 seasons and was appointed a Trustee in 1935. His preoccupation with efficiency led to the Club's dominance in the SLSA's Efficiency Trophy in the 1930s and 40s.
Carl Bader was state Secretary from 1940 to 1947. In 1946 he was awarded state Life Membership.