In Nauru, learning water safety skills from an early age is key and local John Short started the Nauru Surf Club and Nauruan Nippers to teach others surf lifesaving skills.
John runs the Nauruan Nippers weekly, and kids from six to 16 attend to learn skills like surf rescue and CPR.
“The kids are so involved and keen. They learn skills that are lifelong and directly related to saving lives,” John says.
Recently, the Palm Beach Surf Lifesaving Club on the Gold Coast in Australia purchased new surf rescue boards.