Nippers Key Dates

  • Sunday September 10th - Sign-on Day 10am-12pm
  • Sunday October 8th - First Nippers Day for 2017/18 season

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 8:45am and fill out the sign-in sheet to start your free trial.

Each Sunday morning 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 Sunday 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 the 10 years of its 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