Give Nippers a try… the kids will love it and parents too!
NIPPERS UPDATE 5 NOV 2021-
Rego for Juniors and parents opens Tues 9 November see our front page post for information
Planning for Nippers this season is underway but for a later start date than usual due to NSW Covid lockdown restrictions for participation in Community Sport which includes SLSNSW Junior Activities. Keep your eye on emails from the club and in our social media pages for updates.
Shoalhaven Heads Surf Club Nippers is held weekly on Sundays at Shoalhaven Heads Beach . Each session starts at 9am with age group muster and sign on at the club house. Parents must sign kids in and out with their age manager at the start and end of activities every week and parents are also expected to stay at the beach during Nippers. We encourage parents to get involved in helping out and soon you’ll find you can have as much fun at Surf Club as the kids do.
The Surf Life Saving Australia Nippers program is designed to teach children between the ages of 5 and 13 years of age, the basics of surf beach and open water safety, helping kids gain a basic knowledge of water safety, which is vital when swimming at the beach.
Nippers are split into Age group’s from Under 6 to Under 14 . As we are a small club we run multi age groups together depending on the number of children registered each season. Each Age Group is run one of our dedicated volunteer Age Managers supported by the water safety team
Nippers activities are based around Surf Life Saving Australia’s National Surf Education program structured specifically to the ages and abilities of the children by gradually teaching them the basic lifesaving skills required to be safe around an aquatic environment as well as developing their skills and confidence to compete in surf sports in an environment which is fun, encouraging, inclusive and SAFE. They also learn about managing the beach environment and some basic first aid skills. Check out the other tabs for information about Nippers age groups , water skills evaluation , Surf Education Awards and Age Managers
Nippers activities are aimed at building lifesaving and leadership skills and it is a training ground for tomorrow’s lifesavers. There is more information here http://surflifesaving.com.au/nippers
We are an NSW ACTIVE KIDS PROVIDER https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/campaign/active-kids so you can register for this and then use one of your child’s voucher for their annual membership fee. Info is on the membership page. No refunds can be given on payments for fees using vouchers.
COVID- We have policies and procedures in place for maintaining safe activities for all members of the club that reflect current multi government advice and developed in partnership with Surf life Saving Australia and Surf Life Saving NSW, our governing bodies and NSW Government .https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/stay-safe/rules
Check season calendar schedule tab for important dates and our Age Manager Team will also update parents during the Nippers morning start muster for what we have planned each week or coming up.
We also have an online calendar for nipper and club social and other events and also use email or SMS or social media to update members
Club website: www.headssurf.com.au
Facebook Page: Shoalhaven Heads Surf Club
Facebook Club Members Group: Shoalhaven Heads Surf Life Saving Club
Junior Activity Team led by Kim : email@example.com
Membership Registrar Nicky: firstname.lastname@example.org
Surf life Saving NSW Website: www.sls.com.au
Sunday Mornings : 9-11.15am