Alexandra Headland Surf Lifesaving Club

167 Alexandra Parade, Alexandra Headlands QLD 4572

(07) 5443 6677

Any closer to the beach and you'd get sand in your togs

Any closer to the beach and you'd get sand in your togs

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No, you can renew your membership on-line through the Members Portal. You will need to create an account if you have not already done so. Follow the tab to Lifesaving Online to renew your membership.

While we would prefer that your nipper do the swim test with their own swim coach, they could come to the sign on day just to do the swim test.
Both parents must bring ‘100 points’ of ID for a blue card application. It is a good idea to bring a pen also! To make the process faster, we recommend that you collect your paperwork from the Club office prior to Sign On Day. Then return the completed paperwork on the Sign On Day.
Nippers needing to do their swim competency will require swimwear.
This is a requirement of membership of the Alexandra Headland Junior Activities Program that both parents must be members; this ensures the safety for all our nippers. It is also expected that parents get involved in the running of nippers each week.

Yes, they should be members and can join through the Members Portal and hold a valid Blue Card; once again this is for the safety of all of our nippers.

No, Nippers is not a learn-to-swim organisation. Your child needs some reasonable swimming skills to be able to take part in nippers each week. We recommend that you enroll your child in a swim school to learn the basic swimming skills and then join Nippers.

You can sign your family up using the Members Portal.

You will need to get a swimming teacher or coach to sign off the child’s Junior Swim Competency Form.  Nipper uniforms are available to purchase on Nipper Days, prior and after Nippers.

No, it is a requirement of membership that a parent or caregiver is on the beach at all times while their child is signed on at nippers.
It is an expectation that parents get involved in helping at nippers, whether it is as a water safety officer, helping set up or cook the BBQ each week, without parent helpers Nippers cannot run.
Yes, nippers is all about teaching water safety skills in open water and producing life savers, while competition is an important tool in this process, and the Club encourages nippers to take part, it is not compulsory.

Yes that is correct, but not before they have completed their Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC). When they are on patrol they will be allocated to patrol group where they will be mentored by their Patrol Captain to ensure they are safe and only do what they are capable of.

The Sunday morning program is designed to give children an understanding of beach safety, rescue and resuscitation and carnival events, along with preparation for senior level membership.

Alex Nippers aims to build basic surf skills, competition skills and awards knowledge. Each Sunday morning from 7.45am to 10.00am between September and March Nippers learn the skills necessary to handle themselves in the surf. The aims of the Sunday activities are:
Instruction in surf safety & surf awareness
Lifesaving & first aid skill development
Competitive sport activities
Platform to senior beach patrolling duties
Enjoyable social activity for children & parents 

The first day of nippers is the first Sunday in September.  The official nipper season will run till after the Junior State Championships.  Check out the Club Calendar for more details.

The minimum age for a child to start nippers is 5 years of age.  That is, the child must have turned 5 before 1 October.