We have this thing in Aus,

This thing that we call Nippers

And every Sunday for 6 months

The beaches are crowded

Aged from ankle biting

To teenage sauve and sophisticated

These fluro pink vested kids

Jump up and run for Flags

They sprint the beach

They swim through waves

They perform mock tube rescues

Their leaders point them into surf

And back out again for fun.

These fearless kids

Learn all sorts

From swimming to first aid.

These groups of kids that pack the sand

They are our surf life saving “Nippers”.



For those not from Australia – “kids” is a colloquial word for children and “nippers” is another Aussie term for children (usually the smaller variety).


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