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Ripper Nipper boards!

Ripper Nipper boards!

New rescue boards a hit with junior lifesavers

They’re cool, colourful, and are proving to be extremely popular with the Nippers at one of South Australia’s best-known beachside suburbs…

They’re rescue boards - great for practicing those crucial aquatic life-saving skills, and they come in your choice of either lime or lemon (see pic).

The Glenelg Surf Lifesaving Club recently spent almost $6,000 purchasing an entire new set of the boards, which the club says are well-balanced and, being the right size for juniors, easy to use.

The word is, they’re also fun! The Glenelg juniors have been going hard in the surf with the boards, building their confidence - and having a great time - as they run through their many rescue and water-cover drills.

The club says there’s genuine excitement when it comes time to hop on the boards: participation at training has increased, and there’s plenty of interest in the equipment at inter-club carnivals.

In the words of a club spokesperson, “These are our future patrolling members and it’s vital to grab their attention and keep it through participation, learning and FUN!”

Pssst: The Office for Recreation and Sport contributed $4,000 to the purchase with a grant under Round 42 of the Active Club Program.

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