Welcome to Nippers
Nippers is a beach education program that introduces children aged 5 to 14 years to lifesaving.
Nipper Education Programs are delivered at Life Saving Clubs across Victoria throughout summer.
The aim of the Nippers program is to:
Develop surf awareness
Increase confidence and skills in beach related activities
Instil and re-enforce SunSmart philosophies
Encourage enjoyable and healthy participation
Meet new friends and most importantly – HAVE FUN!
The Nipper Education Program caters for all manner of experience and skill levels of participants. The emphasis is focused on fun and education, regardless of development stages to ensure experiences are positive and affirmative. It is important to recognise that young people have varying learning abilities that need to be catered for throughout all programs.
Typical activities include:
Play it safe in the water
Identify what a lifesaver looks like
Awareness of lifesaving signals
Surf skills of beach sprints, wading, dolphin diving, surf race, beach flags and the most fun boards
Skills and activities have been designed to progressively develop the essential skills of Nippers as they move through each age group. The lessons are presented in an easy to follow manner to ensure they can be delivered by all Age Managers regardless of experience.
Nippers Sunday sessions this season 10:30am to 12:00pm
Season 2021/22 Dates
Recommences 9th January 2022
Last session 20th March
Season start 28 November
19th December Santa visits