TANNUM Sands Surf Lifesaving Club nippers are preparing for a huge two months of action, on the road most weekends in February.

Beginning with trips to Agnes Water and Yeppoon on January 31 and February 1, Tannum Sands have three other big commitments away from home.

One of them is the Junior Branch carnival, a chance for the best athletes to qualify for the Queensland Championships.

As well as individual honours, Tannum Sands is chasing team wins, a priority for training on Sunday morning.

IT’S MINE: Reuben Gordon, 7, dives to win the beach flags practice while training with the nippers at Tannum Sands Beach.
IT’S MINE: Reuben Gordon, 7, dives to win the beach flags practice while training with the nippers at Tannum Sands Beach. Jake Jones

"We are practicing beach relay transitions. We usually have six or seven all-age relay teams," Junior Team Manager Tony Poli said.

"That is a race with seven on each team. So we are practicing for that and flags.

"Then we will get into the water and do some practice in there."

It was a smaller than usual turnout for the club early in the 2015 segment of the season.

Plenty of the kids were away training - just another bit of travel for the busy lifesavers.

"We have got 26 kids on the Gold Coast at a camp and they are having a great time," Poli explained.

The nippers are back on the beach next weekend and have a local points day on February 8 to add to their hectic schedule.

Tannum Sands' Travel

  • January 31- Round 2 Branch Premiership at Agnes Water
  • February 1- Four Point Carnival at Yeppoon
  • February 14- North v South at Agnes Water
  • February 15- U11-U17 Carnival at Agnes Water
  • February 18 and March 1- Junior Branch titles at Yeppoon


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