National Stillwater Championships
On Saturday 18 April, 27 Nippers with their parents and supporters from Holywell Bay Surf Lifesaving Club travelled to Millfield School in Somerset to take part in the National Surf Lifesaving Stillwater Pool Championships weekend. The event was open to all surf lifesaving clubs in the country with children from 7 – 13 competing in events such as flipper race, board race, manikin race, board rescue, tube rescue, board relay, manikin relay and a medley relay.
Competition was fierce between the 600+ competitors from 25 clubs who competed in boys, girls and mixed races where points were awarded to the first 16 places. Nippers from Holywell Bay SLSC won a fantastic 8 gold medals, 9 silver medals and 2 bronze medals accumulating a total of 560.5 points. This resulted in an amazing 5th place overall which, for a small club, is truly exceptional. Congratulations to all Nippers and all parents and supporters who helped in scoring, marking, timing and ferrying equipment.
Medals and certificates were presented on the beach at Holywell Bay on Saturday 2 May to every Nipper who competed. Even the wet weather did nothing to dampen the tremendous club team spirit with loud applause from Nippers, parents and helpers.