FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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.
Nippers needing to do their swim competency will require swimwear.
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.
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 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.