Junior Program (Nippers)

At Aldinga Bay Surf Life Saving Club nippers participate in a structured program throughout the season consisting of:
  • Beach sprints / beach relay
  • Beach flags
  • Ocean swimming
  • Boarding
  • Surf safety and knowledge
  • Sun safety
  • First aid and
  • A variety of fun learning activities throughout the season
Children can become a nipper from the age of 5 and then are placed into age groups from Tiny Tots (U6-U7), up to Under 14s. As they develop their skills and confidence the activities and training becomes more involved and they are able to participate in competitive carnivals if they wish to from U9 up. Whilst it's all about having fun and making friends the focus is also on learning about surf awareness and safety through our surf education program. Parents are encouraged to participate and join in the program.

OUR MISSION STATEMENT: To provide a safe, caring environment where children can develop their surf life saving and competitive skills whilst enjoying the experience.

Child Safe Officer - Mark Tracey

Nippers and junior beach training for the 2018/19 season begins on Saturday 20th October from 2pm-4pm. Training days are the foundation of all Junior activity. Whether it is award training, the learning of basic surf skills or training for competition, training days are a time of great activity. Pool training is in school terms on Thursday nights from 6:00pm to 7:00pm at Noarlunga Aquatic Centre. Swim training is conducted under the tutelage of accredited Level 1 coaches and is designed to improve the swimming skills of proficient swimmers.

Costs involved in being a nipper

2018/19 Season Junior Membership $205 / 1 child + 1 parent $290 / family (includes 2 parents + 2 dependants living under one roof
HiVis Vests*$20
Club Skull Cap*$15
Surf education materialprovided by club
Competitioncost borne by member

Other training items that are not mandatory
Club Bathers*Girls $50
Club Rash Vest*$50 (long sleeve)
Club long sleeved shirt*$36
Broad rimmed hat*$20

* Clothing prices are subject to change per supplier cost.