We endeavour to provide a fun environment in which children can learn surf safety, gain Surf Life Saving awards and participate in competition at surf carnivals.
The junior side of surf life saving can be a very rewarding experience for the whole family where children learn important beach and water skills and enjoy the friendships that come with belonging to a club.
Parents can also gain valuable knowledge and discover personal satisfaction in participating.
The fun of surf life saving starts from when you join as a nipper.
If you’re thinking of introducing your child to surf life saving, then nippers is the best place to do it. Nippers is open to children from the age of 5 through to 13 years old.
Surf life saving is an amazing activity for growing a child’s confidence, knowledge and skills in the beach environment. 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.
The juniors of today are the future of surf life saving and that is not lost on the thousands of Age Managers and support personnel that look after nippers every summer. Every club around Australia offers a nippers program, all with various styles and sizes.
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 pathway them to becoming a fully rounded participant in both lifesaving and sport – we like to call it ‘Serious Fun’.
Reprinted from the Surf Life Saving Australia website. The following further information can be found at the site:
- Juniors ‘Nippers’ in surf life saving (A History)
- Objectives for Junior Development in SLSA
- The Junior Development Program
- Junior Development Awards
- Under 14’s
- How do I go about joining my child in nippers