The Nippers association is the breeding ground for the life savers of the future. Nippers caters for kids aged 7 and 13 years old and the focus for Nippers is fun, and surf awareness. Nippers learn about safety at the beach and as they become more experienced they learn basic first and may also learn CPR when they reach the age of 13. Like their Senior counterparts, Nippers participate in regular competition against other Surf Lifesaving Clubs.
Nippers are able to participate in a variety of Individual and Team events, including beach sprints, flags, swimming and board races, relays, and the March Past. Due to a brain freeze spell cast upon this sports editor by a meddling Tree Faerie, the announcement of the recent sign-on days for the local Brunswick Nippers didn’t make it into the paper. The Tree Faerie has been dealt with.
September 16, 2008 Byron Shire Echo