Juniors/Nippers – Seacliff Surf Life Saving Club

Juniors/Nippers

Seacliff SLSC Junior/Nipper Program Information

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.

juniorImageChildren 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.

Saturday Training Timings

All parents/carers and Nippers should be on the beach 15 minutes before the session starts to sign their child in with their age group leader (AGL) and attend a short parent briefing

The following table provides a timeline for the Saturday Nipper program.

TimeActivityComments
12.45pmBeach Set UpParents of a different age group are rostered each week
1.30pmShort information session for U6-13 parents.Parent briefing by AGL Coordinator
1.30pmUnder 6-13 are taken for warm up run
1.45pmUnder 6-13 move to first activity
3:30pmUnder 6 activities conclude and sign outAll parents to assist with pack up
4.00pm

Under 7-13 activities conclude and sign out.

Beach pack up, all equipment cleaned and packed up.

Parents of rostered ages groups help with pack up

Head back to the club for Sausage Sizzle and a drink

4.15pmClub Swim (approximately 400 metres) – Seniors and competent juniors.Check-in near the Patrol tent on the beach and assemble as told.

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