Bush Nippers hit the river at Echuca

Hands up for fun: The Bush Nippers program is running at Echuca’s Onion Patch until January 14. Photo by Steve Huntley

The Bush Nippers program returned to Echuca’s Onion Patch this week, brushing up children’s water safety skills and having some fun along the way.

Delivered by Life Saving Victoria and Campaspe Shire Council, the program is specialised to kids growing up on the river.

Riv photographer Steve Huntley was there to capture the action on Monday.

Safety first: Archie Walker ready to enter the water. Photo by Steve Huntley
All smiles: Aliah Rudd, Alex Wood, Willow Watson and Ruby Rudge getting a head start on water safety. Photo by Steve Huntley
Summer fun: Lifesavers keep an eye on the nippers. Photo by Steve Huntley
Ready to teach: Lifesavers Elijah Bruns, Kingsley Bambling and Jake Plumb. Photo by Steve Huntley
Ready to go: The program teaches water safety specific to inland waterways. Photo by Steve Huntley