Creating strong, confident, community aware and environmentally aware young beach lovers
Surf life saving is a wonderful activity that grows a child’s confidence, knowledge and skills in the beach environment and helps them become environmentally and community aware. Not only will your child have fun and meet new friends they will become part of an iconic organisation that has served the Australian community for over 100 years.
Not only is nippers a fun way for your child to enjoy the beach in a safe environment, it also offers children an educational pathway through the delivery of the SLSA Junior Development Program. This program is designed to ensure children have fun at the beach while participating in lessons that will progress them to becoming a fully rounded participant in both lifesaving and life.
Sunday the 30th of October and 6th November: Swim Evaluation, Registration
Sat/Sun 11th and 12th March VICTORIAN JUNIOR STATE TITLES
As per SLSA policy all members when undertaking any water based club activity must be wearing a pink hi-viz vest or rashie.
Parents should be advised that the fluorescent colours degenerate with prolonged use in water and light. If this is the case, it will need to be replaced. At carnivals and especially at the Victorian Nipper Championships, competitors will be removed from the competition if their rash vest is faded. When washing the rashies, please ensure that you do not leave them to dry in the sun. This will cause them to fade.
Pink Hi-Viz rashies can be purchased at any Nippers session or through our online store.
What age group am I?
|AGE ON 30 SEPTEMBER||AGE GROUP|
|7 Years Old||Under 8|
|8 Years Old||Under 9|
|9 Years Old||Under 10|
|10 Years Old||Under 11|
|11 Years Old||Under 12|
|12 Years Old||Under 13|
|13 Years Old||Under 14|
The Nippers handbook is available from the below link and will give you more detailed and essential information about the program.
2016/17 Nipper HandbookThe cost of the Nipper’s program is $55 per participant but in addition all nippers must also have club membership which is $45 for an individual OR $150 for a family membership, covering 2 adults and all children currently attending school.
All nippers are encouraged to compete in inter-club competitions
To make sure that Nipper programs can run successfully it is important that parents put their hands up and offer assistance. Age Managers courses are available which educate parents and volunteers on how to instruct Nipper activities on the beach and in the water, but there are a lot of activities around the club that require no formal training.