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 from 9.30am:

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

** the following dates are Friday EVENING sessions from 6pm:

  • Fri 19 February (as Sunday carnival is at Normanville SLSC)
  • Fri 5 March (long weekend)


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), start/finish times will depend on carnival/age groups. 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 Seacliff beach
  Junior Carnival #2 Sun 13 December Grange SLSC
 Junior Carnival #3 Sun 31 January Glenelg SLSC
Junior Carnival #4 Sun 21 February Normanville SLSC
State Champs Day 1 Sat 20 March Seacliff beach
State Champs Day 2 Sat 21 March Seacliff beach


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.