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 31 Oct
 Under 8  1.20pm 1.30pm - 3.15pm  Sat 17 Oct
 Under 9 - Under 13  from 1.20pm

 1.30pm - 3.50pm

 Sat 17 Oct

* the following dates are Saturday MORNING sessions (specific times TBA):

  • Sat 19th December 
  • Sat 9th January
  • Sat 16th January
  • Sat 23rd January


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). NOTE: COVID restrictions may impact start/finish times of carnivals. 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).

2020/21 Junior Carnival calendar:

 Event Date Venue
 Junior Carnival #1 Sun 15 November TBA
  Junior Carnival #2 Sun 13 December TBA
 Junior Carnival #3 Sun 31 January TBA
Junior Carnival #4 Sun 21 February TBA
State Champs Day 1 Sat 20 March TBA
State Champs Day 2 Sat 21 March TBA


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 DCSI/DHS (Working with Children) 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.