Salt SLSC awarded 2018/19 and 2019/20 FNC Junior Club of the Year.

New members

  • Nipper SIgn-on Day for new members was held Saturday 16th October 2021
  • You can still join online, at any time after Sign-on Day https://sls.com.au/join/
  • Registration is a 2-part process - application and payment
  • Please pay membership fee (membership request will remain pending until fee is paid)
  • Get you free $100 voucher to join nippers through Active Kids program - voucher can be submitted during joining process. If you didn't use it at the time of renewal but want to use it now, email details to admin@saltsurfclub.com.au

Renewing members

  • Existing members can still Renew/Join via https://sls.com.au/join/
  • Uniform shop will be generally be open and 30 minutes prior to most nipper activity days, except creek days.

Don't forget to make a payment we cannot process the membership unless the matching fee is paid. You membership may remain Pending status until a fee is paid. Use the Payment Gateway to pay any fees.

Payment tips

  • If you don't have an Active Kids voucher, click Next to continue through to credit card payment.
  • Club/Orginisation to pay is Salt

Ignore the statement "Please do not pay Surf Life Saving Australia unless you have been invoiced by SLSA" - it is not applicable.

Salt Nippers - Parents Overview 21-22 (PDF)

Check FNC Branch website to see if they've updated the 2020/21 carnival schedule yet.

Nippers Key Dates (updated 19/08/21)

  • Date

    Location

    Saturday, 30 October 2021

    Salt SLSC, First Nipper Activity Day 2:30pm (pending covid restrictions)

    Saturday, 04 December 2021

    Xmas party; senior xmas party

    Saturday, 11 December 2021

    Cudgen carnival - U8-14

    Saturday, 15 January 2022

    Nippers returns for 2021

    Saturday, 5 February 2022

    Salt, Club Champs (1)

    Saturday, 5 March 2022

    Salt, Presentation

Water evaluation (proficiency) Dates

Location: usually at Casuarina Pool, Rec Club/Billabong Swim School - Covid may dictate an alternate venue.

New dates -

  • Sunday 17th Oct 2021 from 10-11am at Casuarina Pool
  • Sunday 24th Oct 2021 from 10-11am at Casuarina Pool

In instances where local evaluations cannot be completed, a qualified and accredited swim coach can be endorsed to sign off the preliminary skills pool assessment. Swimming coaches are required to provide their Australian Swimming Teachers and Coaches Associate (ASTCA) number, their name and email address and the name of the children who have successfully completed the swim.

Assessment Form (if being evaluated elsewhere - e.g at swimming lessons)

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.