Register for Nippers R & R Now

Our club has a long and illustrious history in R & R events and has enjoyed considerable success over the last couple of years. Like March Past, R & R is a non athletic event but it is competed at both State and Australian Championships with Medals at stake. Our head R & R trainer Raelene Donnell is highly regarded n the the Surf Life Saving Community and she will be supported by R&R medal winners from last year.

We are requesting registrations of interest for R & R this season.

If you competed in R & R in the 2018/19 season and are interested in 2 person or 5 person R & R


If you are in U11’s this year and are interested in 2person R & R

Please send an E-mail to to register your interest and we will arrange a meeting to organise training.

About R & R

R&R is a competition based on the simulated rescue and resuscitation of a patient from the surf using the traditional belt and reel. It combines swimming, resuscitation skills, marching and drill with teams judged against set criteria.

There are two different forms of the event –

  • 2 person (mixed sexes U11 – U13 )
  • 5 person (mixed for ages U12 –U13)

Competitors are required to perform different roles depending on their position within the team.

From the beginning of the surf lifesaving movement until the mid-1980s, the R&R drill formed the basis of the bronze medallion assessment. All would-be bronze medallion holders were required to show proficiency in each of the positions in the 6 person drill.

While no longer part of the bronze medallion assessment, R&R competition has continued to be held at surf carnivals throughout Australia. It is one of only two events that have been held at every Australian Surf Champs since their inception – the other being the surf race.

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