Splash out with life­sav­ing skills


The Nip­pers di­vi­sion of the East London Life­sav­ing Club – aimed at chil­dren aged eight to 13, was in full swing last Sun­day.

Nip­pers chair Gregg Tarr said they aimed to train chil­dren in sea safety as they were the life­guards of to­mor­row.

“We do beach sprints, long runs, and teach them to ride on a Mal­ibu board, to pad­dle in the waves, as well as body board­ing,” Tarr said.

The club par­tic­i­pates in var­i­ous com­pe­ti­tions, such as the Life­sav­ing Eastern Cape (LEC) Nip­per Pro­vin­cial Cham­pi­onships and the Life­sav­ing SA Na­tional Nip­per Cham­pi­onships.

Of­ten, the young­sters move on to be­ing part of the East London Life­sav­ing Club where quite a few turn out to be SA rep­re­sen­ta­tives.

Op­er­a­tional dur­ing the sum­mer sea­son, the Nip­pers meet ev­ery Sun­day from 10am to 12pm at Na­hoon Beach.

New mem­bers are wel­come, but the chil­dren must be able to swim. For en­quiries, con­tact Penny Tarr on 082-446-4405 or pen­tarr@gmail.com

Pic­ture: SUP­PLIED

BEACH FUN: Young­sters test one of the many skills they gain in the Nip­pers pro­gramme at the East London Life­sav­ing Club


MAK­ING A SLPASH: A Stir­ling High player shoots for a goal against Claren­don at the Claren­don Cen­ten­nial Stay­ers Water­polo Tour­na­ment, which took place from Oc­to­ber 12 to 14 at Sel­borne Col­lege. The tour­na­ment saw 16 teams from var­i­ous schools take part in two di­vi­sions, namely the first and un­der-15 teams

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