Junior surf life saving program returns


Nipper programs are returning to Central Coast beaches to deliver surf education and beach awareness education to children.

Surf Life Saving Central Coast (SLSCC) will host a launch of the programs on Sunday, November 7, at Copacabana Surf Life Saving Club from 9:30am.

Water safety is an integral part of living on the Coast and Nippers is for anyone aged between five and 14.

Surf Life Saving Nipper programs run across all 15 surf clubs in the region offering children the opportunity to learn the skills that will keep them safe around water and could one day save a life.

A spokesperson for SLSCC said the skills and concepts learnt at Nippers include how to spot a rip, basic first aid, sun safety, water skills and beach safety.

“Nippers provides participants with skills to be leaders within the community and continues to develop these long after graduating,” the spokesperson said.

“Surf Life Saving Central Coast is a great community organisation that provides rewarding opportunities for members and the community.

“To support the development of skills regular junior carnivals are held for our Nippers to test their skills and knowledge of the surf.

“Each event is designed to test specific lifesaving skills that could be used to perform a rescue in any body of water.

“Our junior carnivals would not be possible without the support of Newcastle Permanent Building Society and Freemasons on the Central Coast.”

Media release, Nov 3
Surf Life Saving Central Coast