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Swanny Nippers and Juniors

Nippers is a program that introduces children aged 5 to 13 to surf lifesaving. It is a fun outdoor activity that grows a child’s confidence, teaches valuable life skills and surf knowledge.

Our Junior program caters for 14-17 year olds and runs alongside nippers on Sunday mornings.  Our Junior activities support our teenaged members as they move towards becoming qualified patrolling and competing members.

The youth of today are the future of Surf Life Saving, and the Nippers pathway teaches lessons and skills allowing them to continue in lifesaving and sport as they grow older. Nippers is a great way for children to make friends, be active and enjoy the beach in a safe environment. It is also a great activity all the family can be involved in.

Nippers at Swanny Surf Club runs every Sunday morning 8.45-10am from late October until end of March, with a break over the Christmas period and public holiday weekends.

NOTE: Nipper registrations have now closed for the season. Registrations will re-open in October 2018


5yrs old as at 30 September
Club bathers, Club rash vest, hat, sunscreen and a drink bottle.

(Bathers and rash vests can be purchased from the Clothing Officer online or contact the Club Administrator – Contact Us).

The type of activities your child will be involved in include water activities such as swimming or board paddling, beach activities such as sprints and flags, lifesaving education and fun water/beach games. The activity level your child will participate in will depend on the age group your child is in. Each Sunday program is different and weather conditions will be taken into consideration, particularly with the younger age groups.
Yes, no-one knows your children like you do so it is very important for them that you are involved in their Age Group activities to help them build confidence.

Parents allocated to water safety are required to have their Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC) or Bronze Medallion.

The training provides participants with the knowledge of basic patrolling and surf awareness in order to be able to participate in basic lifesaving operations.  SRC or Bronze Medallion is required to join the nipper water safety team, and it will allow you to become part of the club’s rostered patrols if this is something you’re working towards.
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See our How to Join Swanny page or Contact our club administrator.

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