NIPPERS IS A FUN WAY FOR FAMILIES TO LEARN ABOUT AND ENJOY THE SURF TOGETHER SAFELY
It'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 and family 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.
*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 15th October from 9:30am. Nippers at South Narrabeen SLSC is held each Sunday from 9:30am and followed by a breakfast BBQ. All Nippers should meet on the beach to the left of the Surf Club at the Age Group posts by 9:15am.
WHAT DO I NEED?
Please ensure your Nippers are ready to start by ensuring they are:
Wearing a South Narrabeen orange or yellow Nippers cap (compulsory). Yellow is for U6s & U7s and orange is for U8s and up. Please write your child’s name in large letters on the the outside of the cap
Wearing a fluorescent pink hi-visibility rash vest (compulsory), once their Proficiency Evaluation Swim has been successfully completed
In their swimwear and Club rashie covered in sunblock; fed and hydrated
Has a parent or responsible adult near by to help with the activities and watch for safety reasons
Ready to learn and have fun!
PARENT INVOLVEMENT South Narrabeen Club and Nippers is run entirely by volunteers. Age Managers rely on the help of all registered parents to be Parent Helpers 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:
Become an Age Manager or Parent Helper! Your child will love it! Simply speak to an existing Age Manager or email email@example.com if you’re interested.
Assist with Water Safety for events! This can be done once you have undertaken the required Surf Rescue Certificate or Bronze Medallion training provided by our Club. Click here for further information about courses. It’s a great way to build their confidence and yours!
Join our Committee We would love all parents to help out and get involved with our Club so put your hand up and get involved!
You will need a "Working With Children Check". Click here for more information.
There are 4 main steps in obtaining your WWCC:
Register for a volunteer’s WWCC number (it’s free), on the NSW Government WWCC website. This will give you a registration number.
Take this registration number with your ID to a Service NSW Centre to validate your identification.
You will then be sent your WWCC number. It can take up to 4 weeks so please get started now.
Once this is done, please forward a copy of your approved form from Service NSW to firstname.lastname@example.org The form will have your name, WWC number, type of clearance and the expiry date.
The WWCC process is an important step in registering and vetting the adults who work with children in any voluntary capacity and in Surf Lifesaving, to ensure the safety of all of our children.
You will also have to complete the online Child Safe Course. Click here for more information.
READY TO JOIN SOUTH NARRABEEN NIPPERS? Instructions on joining our club can be foundhere. Email email@example.com 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.