Age Manager Remy Hethorn and Water Safety Officer Michael Brantz are please to see more green caps(Under 6 and 7 years) join nippers
by Nerissa Legge
Since our 2015-2016 season commenced in early October, we have seen an influx of families joining the Nipper program, particularly in the younger age groups, Under 6’s and Under 7’s (Green Caps), which is fantastic.
Nippers begin learning vital surf awareness and skills from the minimum age of 5 years, right through until they complete the program at 14 years of age. We are always happy to take on any new members at any time during the season.
A beach closure early in the month, due to lightning, gave us the opportunity to carry out theory lessons covering specific age group awards, in the safety of the Club House. These theory lessons are an important part of what each Nipper learns every season. The older age groups also carried out CPR training.
We held our first (of 3) Age Championships for the season. Nippers competed against each other for the overall male and female champion titles of each age division and the results were recorded and will be tallied at season’s end.
Ocean conditions were perfect and the weather was warm. I’m sure the kids loved the great atmosphere and the opportunity to compete against each other. Thank you to the water safety, age managers, parents and nippers for a successful Age Champions.
Nippers will break for Christmas, Sunday December 13, with a fun day break-up party after nippers at the surf club and resume Sunday January 24, 2016. I would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Christmas.
For any information regarding the Rainbow Beach Nipper program, please call Nerissa Legge 0408 731104