Please contact our club registrar if you are interested in joining our nipper program – Belinda Porter

SMLSC’S Nipper program is open to children between 5 and 14. Our Nipper program is a great introduction to Surf Life Saving -providing your child with key water safety skills, the opportunity to make new friends & be active in a fun and safe beach environment!

Our Nipper Program Offers:

  • Introduction to Surf Life Saving
  • Water Safety
  • Surf Awareness
  • Sun Safety
  • Open Water Confidence
  • Nipper Board Training
  • Wading
  • Patient Care
  • Resuscitation
  • Life Saving Competition Skills

Nipper Education Program – 2018/2019 Season

The Nipper Program will commence on Tuesday 13 November and conclude mid-March 2019. There will be a break in the program over Christmas/New Year.

Nipper Preliminary Swims:  Under 6 to Under 14 age groups 


Nippers should ensure that they have goggles and swim caps if needed.

Parental Involvement

Nipper Parents:  Nipper enrolments are accepted only on the basis of a Family Membership and parents are required to commit to helping several times during the season.  Information about how to register for your role and dates will be out shortly.

Working with Children Checks:

REMINDER: All parents who come to the Club are required to obtain a Working With Children Check before the start of the Nipper program.  WWCC is a requirement for all members 18 years and over.  There are NO exceptions to this requirement.

  • Start your enrolment at the Working With Children website
  • Register as a Volunteer
  • No Charge for volunteer WWCC
  • Passport photo required
  • 100 points of ID required

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