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Nippers is a junior activities program that introduces children aged 5 to 14 to Surf Life Saving. It’s a great way for children to make friends, be active and learn how to enjoy the beach safely. Nippers first learn about surf awareness and safety.  As they progress through the various age groups, nippers will undergo lessons in wading, running, ocean swimming, board paddling and lifesaving skills as well as learning the basics of resuscitation and first aid.

The Nippers programme runs from October to March, and from 10-12 on a Sunday morning.

“This movement has taught our kids so much, life skills, social skills, how to win and how to lose, how to overcome immense disappointment and what seemed insurmountable obstacles. It has taught them respect for the ocean, respect for the club and coaches and the importance of Team!”

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Contact Alida for more information

071 479 8102

craft & equipment

We encourage our Nippers to make use of the club equipment during set training times. Equipment is always to be washed after use and properly packed away. Any damage to boards to be communicated to the Equipment Officers (Dave De Conning and Dave Russell) that repairs can be attended to immediately.

After training, ALL Nippers are to help with the washing down and the packing away of equipment.

Under no circumstances may non-members make use of club equipment.

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