7-13 Years old
Nippers are the youngest section of our club, catering for children between 5 and 13 years. Our main aim is to have fun whilst learning surf life saving skills. At 5 years old, you can join the limpet section (as long as you can swim 50 metres), and at 7, you join Nippers and are able to compete.
Winter training takes place at Ilfracombe swimming pool on Saturdays, at a time to be confirmed, whilst in the summer we meet at Woolacombe beach on Sundays at 10am, and 6.30pm on Tuesdays for beach and sea training. Nippers learn how to paddle a board, how to tow a manikin, and how to swim in the sea- as well as rescue skills such as the board rescue, and also about safety in the sea. We also play games on the beach to get fit and have fun.
The largest, and most vibrant section of our club, we have won many National titles in the past 15 years, and although it is not compulsory, most of our nippers enjoy competing for Woolacombe. We encourage all our families to become involved in helping in the sea or in other ways. It is not just a drop and run service! We are a family orientated club and rely completely on voluntary help to run Nippers
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