The Holiday Nippers program is an exciting six day school holiday program designed to increase children’s confidence at the beach, and introduce them to Surf Life Saving’s Nippers program.

The program allows participants aged 7 to 13 years to experience what the Nipper’s program has to offer, preparing them to become a member of their local Surf Life Saving Club where they can participate in a range of lifesaving and sport opportunities.   

Our qualified lifesavers will share their extensive beach knowledge and teach participants an array of skills in a fun and social environment.   Participants will learn to read the oceans conditions and use a range of surf life saving equipment including rescue tubes and Nipper boards.

Adapted from Surf Life Saving WA’s Nipper Program, Holiday Nippers offers participants three skill based levels of learning; 
  1. Surf Aware
  2. Surf Safe
  3. Surf Smart
Dates
  • Weekdays, 8th, 9th and 10th - 15th, 16th and 17th January 2020 *enrolments close 2 January 2020
Cost
  • $100 (GST exempt) per child

How to select your child's Holiday Nipper level

Parents are asked to select their child’s level based on their demonstrable competencies and previous experiences in aquatic programs.  Participants must demonstrate the required skills in the first class to confirm their level.  
 
Holiday Nipper Levels Required skills Previously completed ‘learn to swim’ program levels
(or equivalent)
Level 1: Surf Aware
  • Submerge and recover
  • Scull/tread water
  • Demonstrate survival sculling
  • Demonstrate a forward roll
  • Swim 10m of any stroke
Level 3
or
Level 4
Level 2: Surf Safe
  • Perform all Level 1 prerequisites
  • Demonstrate a surface dive
  • Swim 25m of freestyle in deep water
Level 5
or
Level 6
Level 3: Surf Smart
  • Perform all Level 1 and 2 prerequisites
  • Swim 50m continuously in deep water
  • Run 100m, Swim 50m, Run 100m
  • Demonstrate eggbeater kick
Level 7


 

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Upcoming Workshops

     
Name Date Time Location Available Spaces
Holiday Nippers - Alkimos Beach 8 - 15 January 2020 08:30 am - 09:30 am Alkimos Beach 40
8th January 2020 - 15th January 2020 LEVEL 2 8 - 15 January 2020 09:45 am - 10:45 am Alkimos Beach 40
Holiday Nippers - Alkimos Beach 8 - 15 January 2020 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Alkimos Beach 39