A fun way for families to learn and enjoy the surf together safely
REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN FOR 2022/2023 SEASON
nippers_handbook_2022.2023final.pdfIt's easy to JOIN or RENEW your membership to South Narrabeen SLSC.
Simply REGISTER or RENEW here.
WHAT IS NIPPERS?
At South Narrabeen Nippers is all about having fun with your friends on the beach whilst building confidence and surf awareness. Nippers is for children aged *5 – 13 although it follows a formal curriculum, provided by Surf Lifesaving Australia to each age group and working towards a surf award the primary aim is having fun with your mates at the beach and learning to become familiar with all beach conditions.
More information on Nippers can be found in our Nippers Handbook.
And here is the Nippers Calendar for this season.
*children must be aged 5 years old at 30th September. For more information on age groups, click here.
WHEN AND WHERE
Great news! The first day of Nippers will be Sunday 16th October from 9:30am.
Nippers at South Narrabeen SLSC is held each Sunday from 9:30 to 10:30 and followed by a breakfast BBQ. All Nippers should meet at the Age Group posts behind the Surf Club.
On a regular Nippers day, the session runs from 9:30am – 10:30 followed by a breakfast BBQ.
All Nippers should meet on the beach in front of the Clubhouse.
WHAT DO I NEED?
Please ensure your kids are ready to start Nippers by ensuring they are:
South Narrabeen Club and Nippers is run entirely by volunteers. Age Managers rely on the help of all registered parents on the beach during Nippers. It is required that at least one Parent or Guardian register with a Nipper. Registered Parents/Guardians are encouraged and welcome to participate in any way possible:
READY TO JOIN SOUTH NARRABEEN NIPPERS?
Instructions on joining our club can be found here.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for help registering or if you have any questions.
We look forward to seeing you on the beach!
YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM "ROOKIE"
The Rookie Program is a youth development program to assist with the education and retention of our 13 to 17 year old members through a structured development program.
South Narrabeen SLSC members become a ‘Rookie’ when they achieve their Surf Rescue Certificate at the age of 13 (Under 14 Nippers). They stay in this program and can achieve their Bronze Medallion that allows them to be fully participating patrol members. They also have the opportunity to earn other awards like IRB crew and driver, advanced First Aid and gain their Silver and Gold Medallion allowing them to be paid Life Guards
We are very proud of our program and have had great success in keeping our young members on the beach.
Our young members are very important here at South Narrabeen SLSC, they are the future of the club.
Please click here to access Surf Lifesaving NSW COVID-19 Updates and Guidelines.