Fiji Time: 8:09 AM on Saturday 10 October

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Program for water safety

Maciu Malo
Saturday, March 15, 2014

THE Fiji Surfing Association will be running a Nippers Program which promotes water safety and aquatic development for outrigger and jet-ski riders at Wailoaloa Beach in Nadi this morning.

Association and surf life-saving education officer Andy Eames said the event would include a beach clean-up, barbecue fundraiser and beach cricket.

"As part of this role I am tasked with running an event which promotes water safety and aquatic development in Fiji," he said.

"The association has been doing this program every Friday from 4pm where we run a water safety education and aquatic development program which we call Fiji Nippers.

"In this program we see anywhere from 20 to 50 kids ages five years to 18 years old coming down to Wailoaloa beach in Nadi in front of the hotels and getting involved with this program in which they learn how to be safe in the water and how to have fun while also promoting water safety.

"Some of the older kids have also just been put through their Life Guard Award."

Eames said the program would also promote the sport of surfing to grassroots people.

Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.61820.5992
JPY 57.502354.5023
GBP 0.30880.3008
EUR 0.42110.4091
NZD 0.71840.6854
AUD 0.65730.6323
USD 0.47680.4598



Exchange Rate updated on 9th October 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Man jailed 14 years for raping brother's stepdaughter
  2. Ryan eyes lanky 15s forward
  3. 10 years for raping seven-year-old girl
  4. Newcomers Dreketi upsets Lautoka
  5. Retiree keeps promise to make a difference
  6. Unreasonable requests
  7. Strong economy
  8. Suva makes IDC semis
  9. Housing project for hundreds
  10. PM nominates Konrote for President

Top Stories this Week

  1. Rugby outcry Monday (05 Oct)
  2. Fisherman has whale of a day Tuesday (06 Oct)
  3. Family robbed, fear for lives Monday (05 Oct)
  4. Mum upset Wednesday (07 Oct)
  5. The murders and tragedies of Vatuwaqa Tuesday (06 Oct)
  6. Death classified as unnatural Thursday (08 Oct)
  7. FRCA duo sent home Wednesday (07 Oct)
  8. Sex offenders top list, taxpayers foot $15,660 per day Tuesday (06 Oct)
  9. Fiji thrash Uruguay 47-15 Wednesday (07 Oct)
  10. Ganilau a nominee Thursday (08 Oct)