Future is bright for life saving
THE future looks bright for the Tannum Sands Surf Life Saving Club while it remains in the hands of nippers such as Emma Carroll and Holly Stafford.
The 13-year-olds were among more than 120 budding life savers selected from throughout Queens- land to attend the Pelerman Lead- ership Development Camp in Ca- loundra from December 13-16.
By participating in the camp, designed to promote leadership and team-building skills and in- crease life saving awareness, the girls have been earmarked for leadership roles in the lifesaver movement.
While some of the exercises re- quired hard work, both girls had no trouble completing the tasks.
'It wasn't hard because we had fun doing it,' Holly said. 'It was great to meet people from all over Queensland.'
Both girls nominated the low rope course as the most testing ob- stacle they faced among all the components of the camp program.
'That was kind of hard,' Emma said. 'There were no (safety) ropes or harnesses like with the high rope course.'
Holly, who joined nippers as a seven-year-old and Emma, who started in under-9 competition, both said they learnt much from the camp and intend using their skills and knowledge to further de- velop their life saving careers.