Surf Lifesaving Queensland will run an intensive nipper training program at Raby Bay

FUN RUN: The Raby Bay nippers hit the water.
FUN RUN: The Raby Bay nippers hit the water.

SURF Life Saving Queensland has places open for nippers in its school holiday intensive program run out of Raby Bay.

Community awareness coordinator Sarah Hesse said there were still places available in the program which ran from Monday, January 16 to Friday, January 20.

Learning to paddle on nipper boards.

Learning to paddle on nipper boards.

“It costs $130 and includes trained lifesavers for water safety, long sleeved rash shirt, drawstring bag, water bottle and activity booklet,’’ Ms Hesse said.

Ms Hesse said lessons ran from 8am to 10am daily.

Learning rescue techniques.

Learning rescue techniques.

Parents are asked to stay while the kids do the course and there is shade nearby.

Children aged from five to 13 are eligible to take part.

Ms Hesse said little lifesavers were taught beach sprints, flag races, wading, rescue techniques and CPR.

They also were taught to paddle on nipper boards and use rescue tubes.

Ms Hesse said people could come to Raby Bay to learn about the event or enroll on-line.

More information is available at littlelifesavers@lifesaving.com.au

Nippers get the low down on what to do at the beach.

Nippers get the low down on what to do at the beach.