Isa Wye was involved with the Dee Why Ladies’ Amateur Swimming Club for 85 years. She became its honorary secretary when she was 16 and served as the club president for 50 years. Her book “80 years on”: The Dee Why Ladies Amateur Swimming Club, 1922-2002. was published in 2002 by the Dee Why Ladies Amateur Swimming Club. She was still a member of the Club’s executive committee when she died in 2013 at the age of 90.
Her family helped to establish the Dee Why RSL Club and some of the Northern Beaches most successful sporting and community organisations. She was one of the people who lobbied for the building of the Warringah Aquatic Centre in the late 1970s.
Isa Wye received an MBE in 1973, attended the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow as an Australian team official and received an OAM in 2002 in honour of her outstanding service to the community
Sydney’s Northern Beaches Council decided on 7 March 2019 that the ocean pool at Dee Why will now be known as the Isa Wye Rockpool.