Splash of success for nippers first season
The Port Walcott Surf Life Saving Club is at the pointy end of its season, with just one meet to go before wrapping it up for the year.
In its first full season, the club has had large turnouts for nippers sessions and plenty of new equipment, while several of the older members have gained qualifications to give the club self-sufficiency.
Nippers headed down to Boat Beach last Sunday morning on the neap tides to compete for points towards medals, to be presented later this month.
Among the events were all the in and out-of-water favourites, as well as sandcastle building for the youngest members while the older kids headed out for their first swim of the day.
Port Walcott SLS president Kate Turner said seeing kids and families on the beach had been the most rewarding part of setting up the club.
“It’s been really successful, we are expecting numbers to grow next season,” she said.
“We’re looking forward to our break but can’t wait for next season.”
A small meet will be held this weekend before presentations at the Leisureplex on May 20.
“That’s where we recognise all the efforts of the committee and all the kids get their awards,” Mrs Turner said.
There are also intentions for several club members to head up to Broome to compete in the Sunset Carnival.
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