Please contact our club registrar if you are interested in joining our Nipper program –

SMLSC’S Nipper program is open to children between 5 and 13. 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 – 2020/2021 Season – update!

We are still in the planning stages of our Nippers program for this season and due to the ever-changing COVID-19 environment, our program will not commence until at least January 2021. This is subject to both LSV and CHO directions.
What we do know is the program will be modified (ie. outdoors only), numbers will be capped for each age group and access to the clubhouse will be restricted. These measures will ensure compliance with our COVID Safe Plan and social distancing requirements.
These restrictions mean, more than ever, we will require more parent involvement in the program. In particular, we will need more age managers, parent helpers and water safety volunteers.
In anticipation of the program commencing in January 2021, we are looking to conduct a Nipper Parents Bronze Medallion course for those that are interested. This would be a great opportunity for you to meet other nipper parents and to be further involved with your nipper and support the program.
Please email if you are interested in doing your bronze medallion, becoming an age manager, parent helper or water safety volunteer this season.
We hope to have further information available by the end of October regarding a potential commencement date for our program and the maximum numbers per age group.
Please keep an eye out on our website, social medias, newsletter and Team App.
Robbie Brain
Junior Activities Manager

Parental Involvement

Nipper Parents:  Nipper enrolments are accepted only on the basis of a Family Membership.   Parents are encouraged to get involved in the Nipper Program.  If you are interested in becoming and Age Manger or Parent Helper please contact

Working with Children Checks:

REMINDER: All parents who join 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. As SMLSC is a volunteer organisation members are able to apply for a VOLUNTEER WWCC, meaning there is no cost transferred to the individual. If you hold a valid EMPLOYEE WWCC, no volunteer check is required.

To apply for a volunteer WWCC click here

  • please note, a passport photo will be required as well as 100 points of government issued ID