LSV’s lifesaving education programs create ‘Everyday Lifesavers’ out of Victorian children, by teaching them practical and engaging water safety, lifesaving, healthy living and emergency response skills. These skills empower participants to make safe aquatic related decisions while enjoying their local waterways.
Bush Nippers is a regional and rural inland adaptation to coastal nipper education programs and our successful open water learning experience/ lifesaving education programs, which aims to build lifesaving and water safety knowledge and skills of children aged 5 to 14 years in open water environments.
Programs are offered at any location – whether that’s the beach, river, lake or pool. LSV’s Education team can deliver the programs or alternatively, we have a range of partners, supported by LSV. They are designed to be offered as progressive learning experiences, suitable for all abilities.
The bush nipper education program pilot was funded through the Victorian Government and forms part of the Public Water Safety Initiative.