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