What is a nipper?
Our junior/nipper programs offer members aged 5 through to 14, a fun and interactive environment at the beach. Children in these age groups develop a broad range of valuable skills to help expand their knowledge and grow into future lifesavers.
At each of the Sunday club mornings, children are encouraged to participate in all activities to give themselves the opportunity to grow and improve their skills and confidence. To find out how you and your family can become involved, check out our ‘beaches’ section of the website and contact your nearest club.
Last season over 1000 young nippers across the state showed their competitive prowess in a number of local and State Surf Life Saving competitions. This year in the 2012/13 season, the competitive nipper age groups, from Under 11's through to Under 14's, will participate in more action-packed Sunday's filled with plenty of adventures and development along the way.
To assist parents and age group managers to better understand how our Junior Surf Sports season works, we have created a 2012-13 Junior Competition Guide. This is a comprehensive guide listing all aspects of Junior Carnivals from how to ensure competitors are eligible, right down to what each event type is and the water safety rosters for clubs. Click here to download a copy for yourself.
Keep your calendar clear for these fun-filled events:
SLSWA SUNSMART JUNIOR SURF LIFESAVING CHAMPIONSHIPS
For more information on this year’s junior events, please visit the SLSWA Planning Calendar for more details.
Don’t forget, before each child is eligible to compete, they need to participate in a preliminary skill evaluation and competition skill evaluation, as detailed in Circular 16-1213- Junior Surf Education and Activity requirements for 1213
Please make sure these requirements are completed before competing in any junior carnival this season.
Further important information: