Triff Island Surf Lifesaving Club kicks off 2016-17 season

Photo: File image.
Photo: File image.

TRIGG Island Surf Lifesaving Club has placed extra safety measures to ensure children safety in the water this summer, following recent shark sightings.

More than 400 children, with the youngest member at five years of age, launched the club’s 2016-17 season on October 16.

Junior activities director Dave Somers said the safety was a prime concern and many parents would help on training days.

“We are looking at putting additional inflatable rescue boat in the water during juniors, there will be up to three rescue boats in the water,” he said.

“We are also putting additional people at observation points and we have eyes at a higher level basically just to tell us what is going on.”

Somers said he wanted the club to maintain its competitiveness at intra-club level.

“Our club competition is coming up on November 6 so that would be the first opportunity, first hit-out for our juniors opposing other clubs,” he said.

“At the end of the season, we are actually hosting bi-carnival where people actually qualify for the state titles that are being run in February.”

He said there were both serious competitors and beginners at the club who were training towards the upcoming competitions.