Surf lifesaving is an amazing activity for growing a child’s confidence, knowledge and skills in the beach environment.
We like to call it serious fun!
It’s not all hard work. Our Junior Activities “Nippers” program focuses on fun, participation and play all while learning important lessons in beach and surf awareness. Catering for children aged 5 – 12 years, Nippers teaches lessons and skills which allow young people to continue in lifesaving and sport as they grow older. Not only will your child have fun and meet new friends, they will develop the ability to become a knowledgeable participant in lifesaving beach patrols as well as a wide range of surf sports.
Nipper Parent Guide
The below Nipper Parent Guide is designed to give you a thorough overview as to what you can expect for your child as a participant in Surf Life Saving’s Nippers program and as a member of both Geraldton Surf Life Saving Club and Surf Life Saving Western Australia (SLSWA).
Play your part
We are always on the lookout for new patrolling members and water safety to help out with the Nipper groups. Alternatively if you would like to apply to be an age manager, please get in contact with us.
Enrol at your local club – Geraldton Surf Life Saving Club
Delivered at our beautiful Back Beach, the Geraldton Surf Life Saving Club Nippers program runs at 9am most Sunday mornings from November through to March. If you would like to join us this season, come down to our registration day, 15 October 2017 9am – 10am. EFTPOS facilities will be available.
Alternatively, Surf Life Saving Australia has made it easier to join or re-join with us again. Head to the below SLSA link and follow the prompts! Of course if you like to do things the old school way, download the below form, print it out, fill it in and drop it to us on Rego day or any given Sunday!
Our membership fees for the 2017/2018 season are:
SLSA Self Service Member Portal – http://www.lifesavingonline.com.au
Member Protection Policy
We take the safety of our members very seriously. The purpose of the below guide is to assist Geraldton Surf Life Saving Club in upholding Surf Life Saving WA (SLSWA) core values and create a safe, fair and inclusive environment for everyone associated within the movement. SLS is a movement committed to ensuring that every person involved is treated with respect dignity and protected from discrimination, harassment and abuse. It also seeks to ensure that everyone involved is aware of their legal and ethical rights and responsibilities, as well as the standards of behaviour expected of them.
(Retrieved and adapted September 2017 from Surf Life Saving Western Australia, https://www.mybeach.com.au/get-involved/nippers/)