Being A Nipper

Nippers is about learning new skills, gaining confidence and having fun in a safe beach environment. For Nippers, the beach is the classroom. They gain confidence by passing the 'tests' of swimming, board paddling, beach sprinting, dolphin-diving, spotting a rip, having fun with new friends and discovering things about themselves.

The skills gained at Nippers will stick to the soul like sand from the beach and be carried for life.

Nippers is a junior activities program that introduces children aged 5 to 13 to surf lifesaving. It is a fun outdoors activity that develops a child’s confidence, teaches valuable life skills and safety knowledge. Most surf life saving clubs offer a Nippers program, even though the size and style of the activity may vary from club to club.

The youth of today are the future of Surf Life Saving and the Nippers pathway teaches lessons and skills which allow young people to continue in lifesaving and sport as they grow older.

But it’s not all hard work. We like to call it serious fun! Nippers is a great way for children to make friends, be active and enjoy the beach in a safe environment.

2017 - SLSNSW - Age Championships

Great results from the Seagulls at the SLSNSW - Age Championships at Blacksmiths Beach on the weekend of 3 - 5 March 2017.

Even though the contingent that headed up the coast were small they were might in voice and enthusiasm.

2 very good results with 2 Bronze Medals.

  • Jack Bridges finishing up his nippers career with a Bronze in the U/14 Male Beach Flags
  • Maddi Agnew continued her personal haul of medals with a Bronze in the U/12 Female Beach Sprint

A big surprise was the clubs All Age Beach Relay Team making it into the final on the final day of competition, a great effort from Indiana McDonald (U/9), Ben Agnew (U/10), Jessica Dornjak (U/11), Maddi Agnew (U/12), Ava Rushton (U/13) and Jack Bridges (U/14).

Other competitors having a run at the carnival were Gracey Bridges (U/11), Mia Corliss (U/12), Abby Bailey (U/12), Sabine Rogers (U/12) and Lachlan McDonald (U/14).

A big thankyou to our ever reliable beach official Carl Williams, who drove up and back twice to make sure the club had officials on the beach.

An even bigger thankyou to the parents, family and friends who supported our competitors in some less than perfect conditions.

on 09 March 2017
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