Wet N Wild Sydney Nippers

Western Sydney’s first ever nippers club was officially announced thanks to a unique partnership between Surf Life Saving NSW and Wet’n’Wild Sydney.

Sydney Wet'n'Wild Nippers, located inside the soon to be opened theme park at Prospect will provide a beach within reach for hundreds of kids that live away from the coastline.

Based on residential drowning statistics from 2004 – 2010, more than twice as many coastal drowning victims in NSW come from the Western Sydney basin compared to any other region in the state.

As well as offering a fun and healthy sporting alternative for kids, the new nipper’s program will ensure participants will learn vital surf safety skills which may one day prove to save a life.

Surf Life Saving NSW Director of Education, Dr Dean Dudley, says the creation of a nipper’s club in Sydney’s west provides an opportunity to teach a whole new generation of kids vital surf life saving skills.

"We celebrate this opportunity to share and expand our century long commitment to aquatic safety and education with the vibrant youth of Western Sydney. We hope the community embrace this truly unique opportunity to participate in safe and lifelong aquatic recreation," said Dr Dudley.

Wet'n'Wild Sydney General Manager, Chris Warhurst, welcomed the partnership saying it was a great fit for the world’s best water park.

"We're really excited about partnering with Surf Life Saving NSW in creating a nippers club unlike anywhere else in Australia.

"This is a fantastic opportunity as not everyone lives near the coast and many people rarely visit the beach so it’s great to see the kids of Western Sydney won’t miss out on all the fun enjoyed by the other 30,000 Nippers in NSW," said Mr Warhurst.

Australia’s newest nipper’s club will be run like any other nipper club on Sundays with real waves on a real beach. Membership for the club will be capped at 300 and each member will receive a season pass to Wet’n’Wild Sydney, so interested families are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible from the park's website.

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Fri 1 Nov 2013