WSLSC Nippers

Creating strong, confident, community aware and environmentally aware young beach lovers

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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.

Key Dates

2017-18 Dates are yet to be set by the club



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As per SLSA policy all members when undertaking any water based club activity must be wearing a hi-viz vest or rashie.

Parents should be advised that the fluorescent colours fade 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.

Club Hi-Viz rashies can be purchased at any Nippers session or through our online store.

What age group am I?

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.

Details about the Junior Competition Squad can be found on the Competition Page.

All nippers are encouraged to compete in inter-club competitions

Parent Help

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.