MEDIA RELEASE – December 1, 2019
FIRST DAY ON THE BEACH FOR SEASPRAY’S NIPPERS
More than 80 of Seaspray Surf Life Saving Club’s Nippers turned out this morning for their first session at the beach.
The session coincided with the beginning of Seaspray’s patrol season, which runs through until Easter next year.
More than 140 children underwent swimming assessments at the Sale pool in November, many of whom were at the beach today to have their first try at the beach flags and sprints, swimming and wading in the surf, and paddling on the boards.
Seaspray Surf Life Saving Club is one of 57 surf life saving clubs across Victoria to successfully run the Nippers program.
Nippers comprises safe, fun activities on the beach for all levels of experience and ability, with a focus on safety, fun and getting involved.
As the children move through the age groups, they learn valuable water safety and life saving skills, gain confidence in the surf, and learn how to use valuable life saving equipment.
(From left to right) Ava Armstrong, Milla Lazzaro and Daisy Wilson show their speed and practise their skill in the beach flags.
There were plenty of smiles and excitement as Seaspray’s Nippers received their caps and singlets ahead of their first session at the beach this morning.
The surf conditions couldn’t have been better as Seaspray’s Nippers headed into the water for the first time this season.