Volunteer lifesavers from Tacking Point Surf Life Saving Club (SLSC), Nicole Chilcott and Sandra Slattery, were guests at the St Peter’s Primary School assembly on Friday morning.
The purpose of the visit was to reinforce the beach safety message as we move into the warmer months, including the importance of never swimming alone and only swimming between the red and yellow flags at patrolled beaches.
The patrol season on the Mid North Coast starts on Saturday 28 th September, with volunteer lifesavers on duty over the weekends to help keep our beaches safe.
Sandra Slattery is also the Chairperson of the Junior Activities Committee at Tacking Point SLSC, which is responsible for delivering the Nippers Program.
“Our Nippers Program caters for kids aged 5-13 years, and we welcome children of all abilities, skill level and background,” says Sandra.
“While the main aim of the Program is to train lifesavers of the future, additional outcomes include developing leadership and teamwork skills, knowing how to interact safely with the ocean, learning CPR and First Aid, and pride in volunteering for the local community.”
“Overall, it’s about beach safety, building confidence and having lots of fun!”
Registrations for the Tacking Point SLSC nippers season are now open.