Mermaid SLSC Highlight the Importance to Maintain LHM for Primary Contact

Lake Hugh Muntz is an important training facility for our Nippers that learn the skills of swimming and board paddling in the Lake.  It is vital our Nippers as young as 7 years old,  begin to develop their confidence in a safe and controlled environment.   For these young kids, learning their skills is dependent on confidence and the flat water of  Lake Hugh Muntz is the best facility we have to help develop this.    Fear of marine life and large waves are not present at Lake Hugh Muntz and our kids have developed their skills here over several years.    This is a rare and valuable asset for all residents which must be protected.

It is the children such as those from Mermaid SLSC and other Surf Life Saving Clubs that are the future of Queensland Life Saving and protect Council Beaches.   I’m sure the Gold Coast Council is serious about protecting our valuable long term asset in Tourism.   If so, the provision and maintenance of a safe facility for our  future Lifesavers to learn their initial skills, is a sound investment.

Regards

JAC Mermaid Beach SLSC