TEAM EFFORT: Queensland Country team members, back (from left) Jack Newton, Zac Paskin, Kayla Osborne, Natalie Cumming (chaperone) and Kade Gourdie. Front, Caitlyn Goudie, and rosie Sattler.
TEAM EFFORT: Queensland Country team members, back (from left) Jack Newton, Zac Paskin, Kayla Osborne, Natalie Cumming (chaperone) and Kade Gourdie. Front, Caitlyn Goudie, and rosie Sattler. Contributed

Nippers' first competition of the season

Nippers compete in the first carnival of the year

THE Nippers' Program continues to grow in popularity - new members are always welcome.

On Sunday November 6, we host Tannum Sands and Emu Park at the first "three point” carnival of the year.

Nippers will need to be at the club at 8am and the carnival will run to approximately 2pm.

We will also run the Yeppoon club's nippers program on Saturday November 5 from 2pm - 4pm, as we will not have a nippers program on the Carnival Day.

The Saturday afternoon is open to all nippers, especially the Green Caps, as they are unable to compete in carnival on the Sunday.

Keep a watch out for stingers this season

WITH November comes the official stinger season.

Whist Yeppoon's main beach is very safe to swim at, all swimmers in North Queensland need to consider the risk of marine stingers when swimming. In the next couple of weeks we will cover the must-know information for preventing marine stings, identification of marine stingers and treatment of marine stings.

The best way to be safe when swimming at the beach is to ensure that you are swimming between the red and yellow flags.

Don't forget, if you are not sure about your safety make sure you talk to a lifesaver prior to entering the water.

Yeppoon wins eight members in Queensland Country team

YEPPOON sent a team to Mackay on October 21 - 23 for the North Australian championships. Our team was very successful, with eight members selected in the Queensland Country team that will travel to the Gold Coast at the end of November to train and compete.

Congratulations to all who attended, and the parents who supported our competitors. Special mention to Ella Milfull, Emily Sattler, Jack Newton, Kade Goudie, Caitlyn Goudie, Darcy Milfull, Zach Paskin and Kayla Osborne who are Queensland Country Representatives.

Patrol Update to keep you safe in the water

This weekend's (5-6 November) patrol groups are:

Patrol 1 Saturday 1 - 5pm

Patrol 2 Sunday 9am - 1pm

Patrol 3 Sunday 1pm - 5pm.



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