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 – 2019/2020 Season

The Nipper Program will commence on Tuesday 19 November and conclude mid-March 2020. There will be a break in the program over Christmas/New Year.

Nipper Preliminary Swims:  Under 6 to Under 13 age groups 

  • Dates and venues to be advised

All Nippers are required to complete their swim every year.  Please 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.   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

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