The Brunswick Heads Surf Lifesaving Club is urging parents to enrol their children in the Nippers program in time for Summer to ensure they develop the skills needed when living near the ocean.
Club spokesperson Vanessa Thompson said surf lifesaving was a sport that could involve the whole family and helped create community connections.
‘It builds confidence, strength, and teaches the needed skills, and knowledge to enjoy our ocean safely,’ she said.
]It is vital living in a country surrounded by ocean, that every child has at least some time as a nipper to develop these skills. These skills are learned at the same time as building connections and having fun.
‘The Brunswick Heads Surf Lifesaving Club is a small, family orientated club with a focus on contributing to our community.
‘Once registered as a nipper you can utilise the Wednesday and Friday after school board training sessions focusing on board paddling skills, fitness and ocean awareness, with our medal winning coach Paul Davis, as well as Thursday beach fitness sessions and our Sunday Nipper sessions.
‘ This year we are holding parent information sessions on the 11th and 25th of September at the Ocean Shores Country Club 6.30-7.30pm and a scholarship for financial aid is available for those who want their child to attend but funds are tight.
‘Sign on days are September 10th and 24th 9-11am at the Brunswick Surf Club.
‘New and renewing members bring your swimmers for the proficiency swim, and new members bring along your child’s birth certificate. Make a difference by giving your kids access to skills that could one day save a life, maybe even their own!’