Welcome to Alex Nippers - The Youth State Champions for 2017
To join Alexandra Headland SLSC Nippers for the 2017/2018 season, children must be 5 years old as at 30 September 2017.
We will be taking memberships for 2017/2018 as of August 2017.
The Alexandra Headland SLSC Junior Activities Committee (JAC) run the Alex Nippers each Sunday at Alexandra Headland beach from September through to March.
The SLSQ Junior Activities Manual can be accessed by clicking here
As nippers progress through the age groups, they are able to participate in board paddling, surfing, swimming, sprinting, wading and fun activities and games, dependent on their ages and abilities. At Alex the emphasis is on having fun whilst developing skills.
Practising these skills helps develop competence and confidence in the surf environment. It also allows children to compete in Club, Branch and State Lifesaving carnivals. Through SLSA nippers have the opportunity to participate in junior development camps throughout the season.
Most Under 14 Nippers undertake a Surf Rescue 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 Alex SLSC. The award trains candidates in rescue skills, first aid and patient management, resuscitation and a theoretical component exploring safety knowledge and surf awareness.
We hope that you will come and enjoy the surf life saving season at the Alex Nippers. Further information can be found by accessing the drop down tabs above or by emailing the office.