Nipper Registration Days 2015

Nippers is about learning new skills, gaining confidence and having fun in a safe beach environment. For Nippers, the beach is the classroom. They gain confidence by passing the ‘tests’ of swimming, board paddling, beach sprinting, dolphin-diving, spotting a rip, having fun with new friends and discovering things about themselves.

The skills gained at Nippers will stick to the soul like sand from the beach and be carried for life.

Nippers is a junior activities program that introduces children aged 5 to 13 to surf lifesaving. It is a fun outdoors activity that develops a child’s confidence, teaches valuable life skills and safety knowledge. Most surf life saving clubs offer a Nippers program, even though the size and style of the activity may vary from club to club.

The youth of today are the future of Surf Life Saving and the Nippers pathway teaches lessons and skills which allow young people to continue in lifesaving and sport as they grow older.

But it’s not all hard work. We like to call it serious fun! Nippers is a great way for children to make friends, be active and enjoy the beach in a safe environment.

For more detailed information on nipper activities please refer to the NSW Surf Lifesaving website.

Manly Nippers

REGISTRATIONS: Sunday 6 and Sunday 13 September 2015 8.30am to 12.30pm

A Surf-lifesaving programme for all 5-13 year olds conducted at
Manly Beach every Sunday morning from October to March.
Manly Nippers learn about:
? Surf Safety and Awareness
? Surf Sports Skills
? Personal development and leadership, including teamwork
and self-confidence.

Further info www.manlylsc.com.au


Queenscliff Nippers

REGISTRATION DAYS: September 06 & Sunday 13th September

Queensie Nippers are proud to have been teaching kids about the beach and surf for over 30 years.

We are a family Club, encouraging our Nippers to participate, to be:

  • part of the fun
  • part of the learning
  • part of the friendship

We provide an environment for competition with experienced coaches, full of encouragement.

During the season we encourage everyone to get involved, whether you are getting started in the surf as a Nipper, helping with water safety or at the beach as a parent running the BBQ.

The week to week activities of each age group are led by Age Managers and Coordinators who are parents, volunteering their time. The primary role of Age Managers and Coordinators is to educate our Nippers about the surf and surf live saving in a friendly, fun and safe environment.


North Steyne

REGISTRATION DAY: Sunday 13th September 

Junior Activities Surf Life Saving is more commonly known as Nippers and is open to children between the ages of 5-14 years.

Nippers is held at North Steyne SLSC on Sunday mornings from 9.30am to approx 11.15am and runs from early October through to March. The objectives for Nippers at North Steyne SLSC are:
  • Fun
  • Education
  • Training
  • Competition

Surf education is gradually introduced to the children each year and at the age of 13 they can obtain their Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC), which enables them to start patrolling our beach.



Freshwater Nippers

Registration for New Nippers for the 2015/16 Season will be held at Freshwater Surf Club on
Sunday 13 September 9am to 12 noon

At Freshwater Nippers our objective is to provide a safe and fun environment for children aged 5 to 13 years to enjoy the surf safely. In a fun and enjoyable environment, with qualified instructors nippers are encouraged to learn about life saving and surf safety. For those nippers interested, the program also introduces the competitive side of Surf Lifesaving. Allowing nippers to use their natural skills in competition at a series of carnivals held throughout the season and to promote fellowship, fair play and enjoyment while learning very valuable lifelong water and surf skills.

South Curl Curl Nippers

Sunday 13th September between 9am – 12pm

South Curly is a family oriented club and our focus is to ensure that our Nipper program is fun and educational. We are also a very social club and have regular Sunday breakfast bbqs on the promenade after Nippers and our Friday Twilight Nipper Program followed by ‘Sippers’ will continue for season 2013 – 2014.

North Curl Curl Surf Life Saving Club

Sunday September 13th at the Surf CLub from 9:00am to 3:00pm

Junior Activities Surf Life Saving – Nippers – is for infant, primary and secondary school children, in the Under 6 to Under 14 age groups. Nippers is run by parent volunteers.

The aim of Nippers @ North Curly SLSC is to develop, educate and engage Junior Members through a broad surf education program integrated with the senior ranks of the club. We want our kids to participate on Sundays, develop skills through training and, for those who wish, compete at Club, Branch, State and National levels. North Curly has even sent teams to international events!

Dee Why Nippers

Registration days will be at the Club on Sunday 13 and Sunday 20 September from 10.00am until 12.00noon.

Our Nipper section is riding a wave at the moment. Our enrolment number is around the 250 mark and our surf education programme is working well. All age groups have a competitive racing team so we are looking forward to another summer in the sun. Nippers is a great family activity. It’s a lot of fun for kids and adults alike. Membership is from 6 to 14 years and involves education, training and competition. Our aim is to educate our children about surf safety and teach them life saving techniques. We try to wrap it in a whole lot of fun. Regular events include a beach sprint, relays, beach flags, swim, board and wade. All equipment is supplied but many families choose to buy their own boards to make unscheduled training easier.


Long Reef Nippers

Saturday 5 September 2015: 1-3pm
Sunday 13 September 2015: 9-11am

More details to come but the place to be is Long Reef Club House.
Saturday Afternoon Nippers!!

At Long Reef SLS Club we value our Nippers as an integral part of our club. Our Nippers are our children and we need to keep them safe, especially when we live close to the beach.

Each child develops differently and something that may have been challenging one year can become the thing that they love this year.

What a great idea!

Our Nippers is the only club on the Northern Beaches to run at 3pm Saturday afternoons.  Have fun in the sun and then cool off at the clubhouse, where kids can enjoy an early-dinner barbeque and adults get to relax and socialise too.


Collaroy Nippers

Registration Days at Collaroy SLSC from 9am to 12pm on Sunday 6 September and Sunday 13 September.

There will also be limited opportunities to join before Nippers on a Sunday morning early in the season. Please bring cash or cheque as we have no credit card facilities.

All new members need to register in person as we need to see proof of age (please bring a Birth Certificate or Passport for your Nipper). You can print off and complete a Membership Application Form before you come down.


Narrabeen Beach Nippers

REGISTRATION:Sunday 6th and 14th September 2015 10am-12pm (Location: upstairs Members Area)

“Nippers” is an activity-based program run to educate young children about surf safety and awareness when visiting a beach or aquatic environment.

The Nippers program also offers participants the opportunity to meet a new set of friends whilst they are being challenged in activities controlled within a learning environment.

Through a fun and enjoyable delivery from our Age Managers and Trainers, Nippers are encouraged to learn about lifesaving. In addition to gaining vital surf safety and awareness skills, the older Nipper/cadets will learn things such as basic carries, first aid and resuscitation skills.

For those Nippers interested, the program also introduces the competitive side of surf lifesaving. Nippers who do like to compete will have the opportunity to participate in our own Club Championship events, inter-club carnivals, regional and state championships to represent their Club.


North Narrabeen Nippers

REGISTRATION: Sunday 6th & 13th September 2015
9am to 12pm

Upstairs in the Clubhouse, Malcolm Street, North Narrabeen
Our aim at North Narrabeen SLSC is to educate children to be competent and safe on the beach and in the water. Surf knowledge and techniques are gradually introduced to the children in relation to their age and ability. Nippers participate in age groups starting from 6 years through to 14 years. We encourage nippers and their families to have fun and enjoy coming to the beach each Sunday.
For more information or to download a registration form visit www.nnslscnippers.com
For all registration enquiries please contact Katina Hurd – Registrar, NNSLSC Junior Committee
Email: [email protected]


Warriewood Nippers

REGISTRATION: Sunday 6th and 13 September – 11 – 1pm

Quote: “The primary aim of Warriewood Nippers is providing the skills for a child’s safety in the surf and on the beach. We do this through a structured program of lessons provided by Surf Life Saving Australia. Nippers also provides an environment for children to learn teamwork and to acquire strong club and community values. We provide various opportunities to develop water and beach skills, and to improve fitness overall.

Warriewood supports our Nippers in competition and carnivals, and strongly encourages everyone to have fun.”


Mona Vale Nippers 

REGISTRATION: Sunday September 6 (yes Fathers Day) and 13 from 9am to 11am at the clubhouse

Are you aged between 5 & 14 (must be 5 by 30.09.14) Would you like to be involved in a surf
lifesaving junior program?
If so, come and join Mona Vale Surf Club Juniors Surf Lifesaving Program. Every Sunday
between October 2014 and March 2015 your child/children can learn beach, sand and surf
activities in a fun and relaxed environment. It’s all about joining in, having fun and learning about
beach awareness and how to respect the surf. We welcome parent involvement.

Enquiries [email protected]


Newport Nippers

Sundays 13th and  20th, September, 2015, between 9am and 11am

Nippers is Surf Life Saving for children aged between 5 and 13 years. Children from 5 to 7 years may join on an educational basis, while children from 8 years up may join in competitions representing Newport SLSC. They can compete in Northern Beaches inter-club competitions, Sydney Branch and state carnivals. While competition is an important element, surf awareness and education is the primary aim. Children are taught how to respect and read the surf, and to use it to their advantage.

Bilgola SLSC Nippers

Sunday 6th September and Sunday 14th September

Children can join the “Nippers” at Bilgola SLSC from the age of five (5) years and start learning about surf awareness and safety through the “Surf Ed” program. As they get older they are able to participate in board paddling, surfing, swimming, sprinting, wading and fun activities and games, dependent on their ages and abilities. At Bilgola the emphasis is on having fun whilst developing skills.

They can compete in Northern Beaches inter-club competitions, Sydney Branch and state carnivals. Children are taught how to respect and read the surf, and to use it to their advantage.


Avalon Nippers


Nippers is an activity-based program to educate children how to safely have fun at the beach and in the water. It follows a formal curriculum, tailored to each age group, working towards a formal surf award and certificate at season’s end.   Details of your child’s study goals are available from your Age Manager.



Whale Beach Nippers

No information available.


North Plam Beach & Palm Beach Nippers

No information available.

Author: Laurice Klaire

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