NIPPERS COMPETITION

 

Competitions are an exciting part of Life Saving. They are held throughout the summer season at Bayside and ocean beaches on a local and state level.

 

Events are designed to teach children beach safety, surf skills, strength and fitness which is required if they become volunteer Life Savers in the future.

 

They are conducted on land and water and may include:

  • Wade (team event)
  • Surf/swim (individual & team)
  • Board (individual & team)
  • Iron - swim, board & run
  • Sprint
  • Long distance (1-2km)
  • Flags

To participate in competitions, children must demonstrate swimming proficiency applicable to their age group.

 

Competitions are a fantastic way to strengthen friendships and team cohesiveness. We encourage all Nippers to participate and even attend if not competing to 'cheer-on' the team.

 

Last summer, Brighton Life Saving Club were proud to be represented at our first LSV Junior Carnivals in about 10 years. Approximately 30 boys and girls, ranging from U8 and U13, competed in various events at both Mordialloc and South Melbourne. This summer, we will be looking to build on this momentum and have earmarked the following carnivals for BLSC to attend:

 

#1 @ Altona        - 25th November 2018

#2 @ Mt Martha - 15th December 2018

#5 @ Mordialloc - 3rd February 2019

#7 @ Lorne          - 23rd & 24th February 2019 (State Championships)

 

All BLSC registered Nippers, between U8 and U13 (see clarification of age groups on club website under 'Nippers'), who attend Friday evening sessions, are eligible to attend these carnivals. We also attend to run some weekend training sessions at the club with specialist coaches to help kids with gaining an understanding of how the carnivals and events work. 

 

For anyone interested in attending this summer, please contact Damien at damienjmorley@gmail.com