The Schooth Family – Vicki, Sophie, Abby, Emily and Justin – love the Rainbow Beach Surf Club
Some people just get how good it is to be involved in an activity where the whole family can join in and all enjoy, regardless of age.
The Schooth family’s love of the Rainbow Beach Surf Life Saving Club started in 2009 when parents Justin and Vicki brought their two eldest children to join the Nippers.
They decided to complete their bronze medallion to encourage the girls and then in 2010, Vicki got “roped in” to run the Nippers and they have been helping out ever since.
Eldest daughter, Abby, gained her bronze in 2018, followed by Sophie in 2019 and last month the youngest, Emily, was awarded her SRC, which allows her to go on patrol and help with water safety.
The family are huge fans of the Rainbow Surf Club and in the time they have been with the club they have held the roles of Gear Stewart, Surf Sports Officer, President, JAC Nippers and Vicki has been Secretary of the Supporters Club for five years.
Justin said: “Rainbow Beach is just beautiful. We came from small communities so we love this town and this club.
“We love the family environment and these kids have grown up here and they treat everyone here as family – and the kids have about five grandads.
“How many teenagers want to spend time with their families on a Sunday?”
Vicki said: “Just do it – get involved. It’s the best thing we’ve ever done for our kids.”
Both love the leadership and development opportunities and said the club is proactive and assists with training.
The girls said: “We love the fun and friendship and now have lifelong friends which started with the green cap program, and we get to hang out at the beach.
“It’s good fun and everyone should do it.”