READY TO RACE: Participants in the uner 13s 1km beach run.
READY TO RACE: Participants in the uner 13s 1km beach run. Contributed

Big effort from little nippers

LIFESAVING: What a great weekend of action at the 2018 Queensland Youth Championships for the team of 22 Coolum Nippers.

Competition started the gruelling 1km runs with no beach due to hide tide and nothing but soft sand to run on.

Lifesaving administrator Shane Urban said the nippers were very excited to go to the youth titles as they've had great results in the past.

"The team has gone above and beyond in training with their coach, both morning and night.”

Although the team didn't nab podium places, the coaches were immensely proud of their efforts.

"In some cases it was their first titles, and many achieved personal bests,” Mr Urban said.

"We like to encourage, acknowledge and celebrate people doing the best at our club.

"It's a part of our culture.”

In under-13s Josh placed 8th, Lachlan S placed 12th and Jess was in Top 15.

In under-12s Charlie placed Top 25.

Under-11 boys narrowly missed the final of the Cameron by one spot.

Under-12 flags Charlie placed 9th out of more than 90 competitors.

Under-14 flags Mackenzie placed 8th out of more than 90 competitors.

Semi-final spots were also earned by the following nippers:

Lachlan S under-13 surf race, and board race.

Josh under-13 board race.

Harvey under-11 board race.

Isaac under-14 board race.

Finn under-14 board race.

Kye narrowly missed the under-11 surf race final by one position.

Congratulations to all nippers for a fantastic weekend of competition.


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