Junior Program dates & times

Nippers at West Beach is conducted on Saturday afternoons* from Oct/Nov through to late March

 Under 6 & Under 7  1.50pm 2pm - 3pm Sat 3 Nov
 Under 8  1.20pm 1.30pm - 3.15pm  Sat 20 Oct
 Under 9 - Under 13  from 1.20pm

 1.30pm - 3.50pm

 Sat 20 Oct

* the following dates are Saturday MORNING sessions:

  • Sat 15th December (Xmas fun day, 9.30am-11.30am followed by BBQ lunch)
  • Sat 5th January
  • Sat 12th January
  • Sat 19th January
  • Sat 26th January

Note the IMPORTANT DATES of the season


Carnivals (inter-club competition)

In addition to weekly training sessions, juniors in the Under 8 - Under 13 age groups are welcome & encouraged to participate in inter-club competitions (known as Junior Carnivals) throughout the season.
Held on Sundays (dates below), competitors are to report to our West Beach SLSC tent generally by 7.30am. Finish time is 3pm (maybe later for state champs). Carnivals are a fun day out for the family where the children are able to participate in individual & team events encompassing board paddling, swimming, beach running, beach flags, wading & iron person (relevant to age group).

2018/19 Junior Carnival calendar:

 Event Date Venue
 Junior Carnival #1 Sun 18 November Glenelg SLSC
  Junior Carnival #2 Sun 13 January South Port SLSC
 Junior Carnival #3 Sun 10 February Port Elliot SLSC
State Champs Day 1 Sun 24 February Somerton SLSC
State Champs Day 2 Sat 23 March Port Noarlunga SLSC
State Champs Day 3 Sun 24 March Port Noarlunga SLSC


Who runs nippers?

The junior surf life saving program at West Beach SLSC is run entirely by VOLUNTEERS.

Almost all of our volunteers are parents just like you who have put their hand up to help their children & our club.
All hold relevant qualifications and skills for their role, including a National Police Check &/or DCSI clearance.
Many hands make light work so we encourage all families to get involved.
Whether it’s coaching a team, setting up the equipment, selling the uniforms or cooking the sausages, there is definitely lots of ways for you to get involved.