On a very wet and windy July weekend, 36 intrepid Rhoose Nippers travelled to Newport, west Wales for the Welsh Surf Lifesaving Champs.
The nippers competed over two days, in many and varied events throughout the weekend, from a surf race, board race, Super Nipper through to long run, sprint and flags, which is an agility event and can be pretty hard going to get through round after round.
On top of the individual events there are also relays to take part in, which is usually the nippers’ favourite and also the crowds, and it’s during these events that the cheering and shouting reaches its peak.
The weather and conditions were testing to say the least. The rain came down in sheets and the surf picked up, testing even the most hardy of nippers.
Our nippers put in a sterling performance and through it all they smiled, laughed, cheered on their teams mates and generally had a great time.
This is the last year of competing as nippers for some of our team and we wish them well as they step up to juniors.
Rhoose medal winners were as follows:
Ethan Hole - Silver - Super Nipper; Ava Wong - Gold - Swim, Gold - Board, Gold - Super Nipper, Bronze - Sprint, Bronze - Long Run; Connie Millar - Gold - Super Nipper, Silver - Swim, Bronze - Board; Morgan Beasley - Silver - Flags; Olivia Banks - Gold - Flags, Bronze - Sprint; Evie Watkins - Gold - Sprint, Gold - Long Run; Elena Gibson - Bronze - Flags; Gwenno Goode - Bronze - Long Run; Evie Wong - Gold - Sprint, Flags, Swim, Board, Super Nipper, Silver - Long Run; Alice Connelly - Silver - Sprint; Moli Lyons - Gold - Long Run; Ben - Silver - Board, Bronze - Super nipper.
Rhoose came second In Wales and this is an amazing achievement and testament to the hard work and training that all our little nippers and coaches put in.
We would like to thank all who travelled to west Wales, managed the wet and the wind and made the weekend enjoyable, successful and fun.