Nippers


Apollo Bay Nippers 2017-2018

Nippers is a great way for children to make friends, be active and enjoy the beach in a safe environment.  Nippers is a national program designed for 6 -13 year olds (as at 1 October 2017) and is structured to gradually teach kids surf awareness and basic lifesaving skills required to be safe around water.

After participating in the program, children will have an awareness of beach hazards such as waves and rips and also have a basic knowledge of resuscitation and first aid.

As the Nippers program is designed to teach lifesaving skills and safety around the beach, we strongly encourage all parents of children with limited swimming ability to enrol them in swimming lessons first.  All children will need to complete a swim assessment as part of the first Nippers lesson each season.

The Apollo Bay SLSC Nipper Surf Education Program offers approximately 150 Nipper places each summer and each year they book out quickly. Please see below for registration information.

The Nipper program is run entirely by volunteers who give up their holiday time to run this program. Parental help is essential to ensure that the program continues and remains affordable to families and we welcome all offers of assistance.

 

Nipper Timetable 2017-2018

 

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the lesson to sign-in. Parents/guardians must ensure that Nippers are signed in prior to the lesson and signed out at the end of the lesson.

 

Lesson

Date

U8, U9 & U10 Times

U11, U12, U13 Times

Cleaning

Roster

Collection Day

Wednesday 27/12/2017

Collection times by Surname:

A – H:          2 – 3 pm

I – Q:          3 – 4 pm

R – Z:          4 – 5 pm

Lesson 1

Thursday 28/12/2017

9:30 – 11:30 am

8:45 – 11:30 am

U8

Lesson 2

Friday 29/12/2017

9:30 – 11:30 am

8:45 – 11:30 am

U9

Door Knock

TBC

From 4: 00 pm

Lesson 3

Sunday 31/12/2017

9:30 – 11:30 am

8:45 – 11:30 am

U10

Lesson 4

Tuesday 02/01/2018

9:30 – 11:30 am

8:45 – 11:30 am

U11

Lesson 5

Wednesday 03/01/2018

9:30 – 11:30 am

8:45 – 11:30 am

U12

Wye Challenge & Club Championship

Thursday 04/01/2018

9:00 am – 2:00 pm

All

Lesson 6

Saturday 06/01/2018

9:30 – 11:30 am

8:45 – 11:30 am

U13


Nippers Registration

  1. All Nippers and their parents/guardians must be financial members of the Apollo Bay SLSC.  This is a separate process to Nippers registration.  Please see the Membership section of this website.
  2. Nippers Registration must be completed by Friday 24 November 2017PLEASE NOTE: Registrations must be submitted by this date. There are many hours of planning required and age group lists must be finalised by this date.

  3. Nippers Registration is an ONLINE form this year.  To access the form click: Apollo Bay SLSC Nipper Registration 2017/2018.  Please contact the Junior Co-ordinators if you have any issues.   


 

Collection Day

 

We look forward to seeing all families at Collection Day on Wednesday 27 December 2017 to collect their clothing and program schedule.  Note that NO registrations are able be processed on this day.   Everyone is welcome to stay for welcome drinks and nibbles at 5pm.

 

Junior Parent Handbook (click here)

 

The Junior Parent Handbook has all you need to know about the Nipper program for this season including membership and registration information.

 

Cleaning Roster

 

Each Nipper age group has a compulsory cleaning roster after the Nipper session where all parents/guardians are required to help out.

 

Age Group

U8

U9

U10

U11

U12

All

U13

Cleaning

Roster

Thursday

28 Dec

Friday

29 Dec

Sunday

31 Dec

Tuesday

2 Jan

Wednesday

3 Jan

Thursday

4 Jan

Saturday

6 Jan

 

Nipper Social Night

 

Each Nipper age group has a night allocated for a social get together in the club house at the end of the day. All family members welcome

 

BYO Fish'n'Chips or Pizza is usually the order of the day and the club bar will be open to cater for a few social drinks. 6pm start unless otherwise advised by your Age Manager.

 

Age Group

U8

U9

U10

U11

U12

U13

Social Night

Thursday

28 Dec

Friday

29 Dec

Saturday

30 Dec

Tuesday

2 Jan

Wednesday

3 Jan

Thursday

4 Jan

 

Nipper Competition Carnivals

 

There are a number of Junior State Carnivals throughout Victoria that the Nippers can enter. Apollo Bay Nippers run extra training sessions for Nippers who are interested in competing for the club.

 

Competition

Date

Venue

Junior Carnival #1

Junior Carnival #2

Club Championships & Wye Challenge

Junior Carnival #3

Junior Carnival #4

Junior Carnival #5

Junior Carnival #6

Junior Carnival #7

Victoria Junior Lifesaving Championships

Sat 16/12/2017

Fri 05/01/2018

Wed 04/01/2018

Sun 21/01/2018

Sat 27/01/2018

Sun 11/02/2018

Sat 17/02/2018

Sun 25/02/2018

Sat-Sun 10-11/03/2018

TBC

Cosy Corner, Torquay

Apollo Bay

TBC

TBC

TBC

TBC

TBC

TBC

 

 

 

Contact 

For further information, contact the Junior Co-ordinators: nippers.abslsc@gmail.com

Karen Cookes 0418 543 734

Thom Cookes 0417 811 848

 

 

 


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