Nicole Racliffe voted for MANDURAH SLSC
Darren the Club President along with Tash Gollan wanted to bring some inclusivity to the unique children in the Peel region so went over east and learnt all there is to know from Starfish Nippers at Anglesea SLS to bring Starfish Nippers to WA. Mandurah SLS is the only club in WA that has this program.
My 8 year old son was one of the first ones to sign up to Starfish Nippers where they work on a 1:2 ratio with the children to teach our kids with disabilities beach safety and water awareness skills.
Watching my son surrounded by all of the other nippers doing their thing in each age group he doesnt know he is different, as he may not be doing the same, he is learning and has the support from his support person to work through any issues that may arise for him. He has still not spoken to his support person due to his disability but is able to show his excitement and enthusiasm in other ways.
If you asked the other 3 families that do it with my son they will tell you its the best thing to happen to their kids.