Nippers Key Dates

  • Nipper SIgn-on Day was held on Sunday 9th September 2018 - 10am-12pm. You can still join online.
  • Beach activities to commence the final weekend of NSW school holidays, SATURDAY 13th October 2pm.
  • Nipper xmas breakup Saturday 16th December 2018
  • Return to beach on Saturday 12th January 2019, 2pm
  • Club Champs  - Saturday 16th March 2pm
  • Last nippers day - Saturday 30th March

Nippers will now be held on Saturdays - find out more here

WHAT IS SALT NIPPERS?

Salt Juniors (or nippers) is the membership category available to both boys and girls aged 7 to 13.

We also run a fun educational program for nippers aged 5 and 6 (Under 6 and 7) where members are given a non-competitive understanding of Surf Life Saving through fun and games.  See the Nippers for ages 5 and 6 page for more information specific to the Salt program for U6/U7.

New members are always welcome at any time during the season.  If you would like to come and try before you commit, that's fine.  Everyone is welcome.  Come down at about 1:45pm and fill out the sign-in sheet to start your free trial.

Each Saturday afternoon between October and March, the Salt Nippers gather to learn the skills necessary to handle themselves in the surf, recognise danger and be safe.  Salt Nipper days are the foundation from which we build basic surf skills, competition skills and knowledge of "Surf Awards".

The aims of the Saturday activities are:

  • Instruction in surf safety & surf awareness
  • Lifesaving & first aid skill development
  • Awareness and decision making
  • Competitive sport activities
  • Platform to senior beach patrolling duties
  • Enjoyable social activity for children & parents

OUR AIM

To offer a safe, friendly, fun and educational environment in which children can experience and develop their surf life saving, competitive and life skills through our professional nipper program which is tailored to the environment where we live.

OUR PROGRAM

The Salt SLSC Nipper Program has an impressive history of training the next generation of surf lifesavers during its relatively short existence.

Our comprehensive program is designed to teach the skills that are required for our local conditions.  We feel that it is very important for our children to be safe and confident at their local beach.

The Junior program teaches surf awareness, respect for the conditions and how to use the local surf to advantage.  We use competition events (carnivals) to test ourselves in a meaningful and fun environment.

Read more about the Salt SLSC Nipper Program

Safeguarding of members

Our Club is committed to the safeguarding of children and young people in Surf Life Saving. One way we do this is by ensuring that our members behave in a way which creates a safe, positive and inclusive environment. Surf Life Saving’s Codes of Conduct represent the minimum standards of member behaviour and must be complied with at all times. There are two Codes of Conduct, both of which can be found in the SLSA Member Protection Policy.

  • The General Code of Conduct: includes expectations relating to respect; ethics; professionalism; complying with SLSA rules, policies and procedures; reporting breaches of the Safeguarding Program; and being a positive role model.
  • The Code of Conduct for People in Positions of Authority when Dealing with Children or Young People: includes expectations relating to positive guidance; overnight stays; language; adhering to role boundaries; transporting children; use of electronic communication; use of changing rooms; use of photography; physical contact; gift giving; wearing of uniforms; and use of alcohol
    or drugs.

Members are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the Codes of Conduct, and to ensure that their behaviour, as well as the behaviour of others within the Club, is appropriate. They are encouraged to say something if they see something that doesn’t feel right, or is not in line with the Codes of Conduct. More information can be found at the SLSA Safeguarding website

ONLINE AWARENESS COURSE

Safeguarding Children and Young People Awareness Course provides participants with: an awareness of child abuse and child protection and the confidence to be able to take appropriate action when they become concerned for the safety of a child.