Junior surf lifesaving (also known as 'nippers') is a program for 5 - 13 year olds encompassing:
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The nippers program includes a variety of beach and water activities designed to help children develop surf safety, survival and competitive skills, fitness and confidence in a fun environment.
In their designated age group, under the leadership of accredited Age Managers, children participate in the different activities on a ‘rotation station’ basis.
The format can vary week by week depending on weather and other conditions but areas of activity include:
Children can participate from when they turn 5 years old.
Activities are conducted in age groups - a child's age as at 30th September determines their age group
Our weekly program is conducted on Saturday afternoons*.
Under 6 & Under 7 = 2pm-3pm
Under 8 = 1.30pm-3.10pm
Under 9-Under 13 = 1.30pm-3.50pm
*Saturday mornings during school holidays (see calendar)
The 1st session of the 2019/20 season is Saturday 19 October (NOTE: Under 6 & 7s start on Sat 2 Nov)
West Beach Nippers is conducted on the beach north of the club (NOTE: exact location TBC).
FREE car parking is available along Seaview Rd & adjoining streets.
Our information & registration desk + uniform shop is located within the Surf Club Café (Saturdays from 12.30pm*)
Our program is very affordable with discounts applicable for multiple children. Fees are inclusive of any surf sports entry fees.
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SA Govt Sports Vouchers are accepted by West Beach. The voucher is now for $100 (previously $50)For all information on the vouchers, please go to their website at http://www.sportsvouchers.sa.gov.au
Our Come & Try program is a very low cost way to try out nippers...ONLY $20 for up to 3 sessions (redeemable off full fees if you join)
Our Saturday Junior Training is conducted completely by volunteers - most are parents just like you who give up their time for the development of our kids. To ensure our Age Group leaders can fulfill their role within the legal scope, we require all parents/guardians to please:
If you are unable to fulfill the above duties, please arrange someone to act as your child/rens carer for the afternoon who will carry these responsibilities on your behalf. If not, your child/ren will not be permitted to undertake junior activities. Thanks for your understanding and compliance with this requirement.