Juniors/Nippers – Seacliff Surf Life Saving Club


About Seacliff Juniors/Nippers

The Seacliff Surf Lifesaving Club (Seacliff SLSC) runs the Juniors program (also known as the Nipper program) every Saturday afternoon from 1pm, for a 1.30pm start, until 4pm during the summer months between October and March.

Children can join the Juniors at Seacliff SLSC from the age of five (5) years and start learning about surf awareness and safety through our surf education program. As they get older they are able to participate in board paddling, surfing, swimming, sprinting, wading and fun activities and games, dependent on their ages and abilities. At Seacliff SLSC the emphasis is on having fun whilst developing skills.

Practicing these skills helps develop competence and confidence in the surf environment.


It also allows children to compete in Club, Regional and State life saving carnivals. Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) also conducts junior development camps in every state as well as the National Junior Surf League & Development Program.
Most of the older Juniors can undertake a Surf Life Saving Certificate (SRC). Probationary surf life savers can achieve this award from the age of 13 years and this helps and prepares them for active patrolling duties with Seacliff SLSC. The award trains candidates in rescue skills, first aid and patient management, resuscitation and a theoretical component exploring safety knowledge and surf awareness.
On behalf of the Seacliff SLSC we hope that you will come and enjoy the surf life saving season with our Club.

What Age Group For My Child?

The age group for the season is determined as at midnight on the 30th September at the commencement of that season…

What does that mean?

It means, in 2018, if your child was born Oct 1 2015, he or she is in U6

  • 1st October 2007 to 30th September 2008            U/13
  • 1st October 2008 to 30th September 2009            U/12
  • 1st October 2009 to 30th September 2010            U/11
  • 1st October 2010 to 30th September 2011            U/10
  • 1st October 2012 to 30th September 2013            U/9
  • 1st October 2013 to 30th September 2014             U/8
  • 1st October 2014 to 30th September 2015             U/7
  • 1st October 2015 to 30th September 2016             U/6

Proof of age, (original or certified birth certificate or Passport) must be shown for all new children joining nippers.


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