Waratah nippers hit the surf
WARATAH Beach Surf Life Saving Club nippers enjoyed the second day of their season on New Year’s Day last Friday.
As well as having fun the nippers also learn a lot about safety in the water and helping others in need.
According to nippers junior activities coordinator Natalie Ashdown, in her second year in the post, this year some 130 children are registered with hopes of building numbers near the 168 mark achieved last year.
A special New Year’s Day twilight nippers had plenty of keen participants out in the water.
“This year we are hoping to stretch the senior Under 12 to Under 14 age group by undertaking a resuscitation certificate, doing basic first aid, and proper tube rescues,” Mrs Ashdown said.
“We are also delighted to welcome 12 new Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC) participants; all came through the nipper program, which is great.”
“With the older nippers doing some extra courses this year it is all about longevity in the program right through to SRC and bronze.”
With a pizza van at the club all this week and a curry van all next week, visitors and members alike are encouraged to get around the club by enjoying a meal, taking it up to the clubrooms, have a drink and enjoy the spectacular views of the surf.
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