It’s nearly that time of year again, when we can say goodbye to the cold and enjoy the warmer weather and begin another nippers season.
In her first year as Junior Activities Co-ordinator for Rainbow Beach Surf Lifesaving Club, Nerissa Legge is eagerly looking forward to another season of Rainbow Beach Nippers.
Nerissa says, “Nippers is a fantastic sport to have children involved in. Having four daughters myself, and over the years spending every opportunity down on the Rainbow Beach sand, I felt nippers would be a brilliant activity to have my children participate in. This will be our fourth season.”
Nippers incorporates plenty of beach fun and games (especially for the younger ones), while also learning surf awareness and developing surf safety skills. Each year these skills are developed under the guidance of their age managers.
Nerissa says, “Being one of the smaller clubs, Rainbow Beach has a close community feel about it.”
Rainbow Beach Nippers, like many other junior sports, is run by volunteers. Active members, associate members, young members who have come up through the nippers age groups, parents and other family members all help in various ways to provide a successful nipper program.
“I enjoy being a part of something that is positive, informative and beneficial for my own children and others also,” says Nerissa. “Plus enjoying the warmer weather in an absolutely perfect location.”
If you are members returning for another season, or if you would like to join the Rainbow Beach nipper program for the 2014-2015 season, we will be holding two sign-on days at the Rainbow Beach Aquatic Centre:
- Sunday September 14, 9-11am
- Saturday September 20, 9-11am
The minimum age for a child join in the Junior activities is 5 years (U6), up to a maximum of 13 years (U14). The child must be 5 years by September 30.
Swim competency evaluations will be carried out at the sign on. Please bring your swimmers and a towel.
Nerissa hopes to see you there, “All the required forms to complete enrolments will be there on the day. I look forward to seeing familiar faces and new members too.”
Nippers kicks off on Sunday October 5, with pre-season training days over the September holidays for those nippers participating in the carnival (held October 18 and 19).
Find out more: Nerissa Legge 0408 731104, Vicki Schooth 0428260204 , Helen (Surf Club) 07 54863249