Nippers

This information pack 2020-2021 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 2020/2021.

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 2019/2020 season.
  2. Return of this Preliminary Swim Assessment form to the Club Office 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 outlined in option 2. 
    • If you do not have access to a swim school or pool to complete this form, then at worst, a parent will need to be in the water with their child until they can be assessed.

Click for information about Nipper Communications

Communications to Nippers is via Team App – including newsletters and urgent relocation instructions.