Surf Life Saving WA (SLSWA) has received $700,000 towards equipment and safety devices to support the nippers program, thanks to the State Government and Lotterywest. SLSWA has 8,000 Western Australian children aged five to 12 in their nippers program, held at 31 of their clubs around the State - with enrolments growing from year to year.
The new equipment and safety devices will contribute to a development program that sees nippers taken all the way from learning water awareness and surf safety to becoming a qualified surf lifesaver. This will add to the already extensive pool of surf lifesavers who provide an invaluable service to the community in patrolling our beaches and keeping Western Australians safe in the surf. Read more here.