Lifesavers and Nippers Back on our Beaches

Posted on Friday, September 02, 2016

Our volunteer lifesavers will again be set to patrol Southern Gold Coast beaches, commencing in the September School Holidays. It also coincides with the start of nipper season, with most clubs now ready to hit the surf and sand.

Last season there were 4,710 nippers on the Gold Coast, an increase from 4,554 the year before. 

SLSQ Gold Coast regional manager Lachlan Sherrington said clubs were hoping for even stronger numbers this summer.

“If you’ve ever thought about getting your child involved in nippers, now is a great opportunity to have a chat to your local club and see how you can get involved this summer,” Mr Sherrington said.

“It’s the perfect way for youngsters to get active, meet new friends and have fun on our beaches over summer, all in a safe and relaxed environment,” he said.

Mr Sherrington said there were also plenty of opportunities for parents and families to join surf lifesaving as well.

“Absolutely anyone can get involved in surf lifesaving, regardless of age, gender or location. We always love to see new patrolling members, but there are plenty of other things you can do if you’re not confident in the water or simply don’t want to get your feet wet,” he said.

Local clubs are now taking enrolments for what they expect to be a bumper season. For further information about becoming a volunteer lifesaver, or signing your child up for nippers, contact your local surf lifesaving club or visit

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