A Photo Every Day from the Sunshine Coast - Australia

Wednesday, 1 April 2020

Surf Lifesaving School

"Nippers" is the name given to the smallest of the Surf Life Saving Fraternity - every summer weekend hoards of them arrive at Surf Clubs to learn basic water craft, and compete in organised events.    Thanks to the tireless band of parents and club members who pretty much dedicate their entire weekend to educationg the next generation of life savers.

 Etymology - in English "Nipper" was a name often given to a young lad who was fleet of foot -"nipping" or darting around.  In Australia, it's also the name given to the pincer on a crab or lobster, so there's a nice connection between energy and the sea!

© Sunshine Coast Daily Photo - Australia


1 comment

Jim said...

Great to see nippers featured.

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