Why is it only guys who jump in the water to retrieve the Cross?
Is it forbidden to girls, or are they just to smart to do it?
I've heard they allow girls to be swimmers in some places. It depends on the church.
A notable fact is that at St. Nicholas, where the pictures were taken, only a girl is allowed to be the releaser of the dove- a bird is set free to remind us of the Holy Spirit at the Baptism of the Lord.
So, the young women do have a role at the event.