Nippers

This information pack 2019-2020 Welcome to Nippers provides answers to frequently asked questions and much more! 

Summer Holiday Program

Jan Juc SLSC offers the Summer Holiday Program during the summer holidays (late December to mid January) focusing on participation and learning, with an introduction to surf competition. The program focuses on:

  • Fun
  • Basic First Aid
  • Awareness of beach hazards such as rips, waves, rocks etc.
  • Introducing aspects of the surf sport activities such as board paddling, wading, and beach flags.

Each age group is taught specific skills and activities.  A nipper MUST achieve all the skills of their age group to be attain the relevant Surf Education Award. Certificates are awarded during a presentation at the final Summer Holiday Program session.

This national education program is designed for 6-13 year olds and is structured to provide a continual development of surf awareness specific to their ages and abilities right through to the Surf Rescue Cetificate (SRC) for U14s. The SRC is the introductory award for a cadet patrolling lifesaver (age 13-15).

Competition Program

In the 6 month Competition Program nippers train regularly in order to compete in various events at Junior Surf Lifesaving Carnivals & Championships run by Life Saving Victoria (LSV) throughout the season. The program runs from mid October through to mid March. All nippers are welcome to join our Competition Program; however they must be able to complete their age group ability swimming skills (S-Badge distances).

In addition, Jan Juc SLSC encourages family participation with many social actiivities being organised during the summer. Parents also have the opportunity to complete the Bronze Medallion themselves, allowing them to assist with water safety.

To submit your memberships, go to Signing Up for 2019/2020.

Click to submit Nipper Registrations

You MUST submit the correct Age Group Nipper Registration form for any nipper who wishes to particpate in the Nipper Programs. 

Click to complete Preliminary Swim Assessment

Evidence of the nipper’s swimming competency MUST be provided before participating in any water-based activities, Evidence can take the form of:

  1. A nipper’s Competition Skills Evaluation (S-Badge) from the 2018/2019 season.
  2. Assessment by the Age Group Coach at the Competition Program session on 13 October 2019.
  3. Return of this 2019-2020 Preliminary Swim Assessment form to the Age Group Team Manager after it is signed by a parent AND a qualified coach/swim teacher/lifeguard. This form is MANDATORY for all U7-U9 nippers and any new nippers in other age groups if you miss the assessment opportunity on 13 October.

Click for information about Nipper Communications

  1. You are encouraged to register for Team App as Nipper communications are issued via this medium (including urgent relocation instructions).
  2. Communications are also sent to the email address and mobile phone number recorded for nippers – not the address and mobile phone number for the nipper parent.

Nipper helper Age Manager's Course

Are you 18 years or over and a Nipper helper in an Age Manager role or similar? Have you completed your Age Managers award? Steve Scammell is facilitating a course on Sunday December 2 & 9, 8:00am – 9:00 am, both days required. Pending reasonable weather, this course will be conducted at the beach, prior to a Nipper session.

  1. Complete your membership, go to Signing Up for 2019/2020
  2. Complete the LSV online enrolment   (Instance ID: 812774)