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Click here to view the latest Information booklet for NEW Junior Members.

Nippers

Every parent wants their child to lead a happy, healthy and active youth. There is no better place for this than introducing your child to surf lifesaving and nippers.

Nippers is a junior program that introduces children aged 5 to 13 to surf lifesaving, and teaches lessons and skills allowing them to continue in lifesaving and sport as they grow older.

Nippers is based around the SLSA Junior Development Program which is tailored to age groups, ensuring the content is relevant, consistent with lifesaving and surf sports’ most up to date training standards and fun! The program is based on participation not assessment.

The Junior Development Program and age specific outcomes can be found on the SLSA website (http://sls.com.au//members/nippers)

The nipper program at Dalyellup Beach SLSC is conducted over summer on Sunday mornings – with a break over the Christmas period.

Nippers are placed into age groups – each age group with a specific coloured cap.

Depending on the weather and surf conditions, a full range of exercises and activities will be offered for all ages. Children are encouraged to participate in all activities; however no child will be forced to do any activity they are not confident with. Sunday morning activities normally include:

* Warm Up
* Water arena (swimming, surf awareness and boards)
* Beach arena (flags, sprints, relays)
* Team games and activities (ball games and activities to facilitate fitness)
* Education (theory, basic surf lifesaving knowledge and first aid)

Sunday morning activities commence at 9.30am and conclude at 11.00am.











Pre-Requisites

A prerequisite for participating in junior activities children are required to prove their proficiency as per SLSWA requirements. Juniors are required to meet the appropriate proficiency level prior to commencement with club activities. Dalyellup SLSC can provide training for those needing to meet their required proficiency level, however it should be noted that juniors are required to meet a minium level of being able to swim 25m and float for 1 minute.

To be eligible for competition each child demonstrates a run-swim-run and timed pool swim according to their age group.

Age 

Preliminary Evaluation 

Run-Swim-Run 

Timed Swim

Under 8

25 metre swim (any stroke) 1 minute survival float

N/A

N/A

Under 9

25 metre swim (any stroke) 1 minute survival float

Run 50m-Swim 50m-Run 50m

N/A

Under10

25 metre swim (freestyle) 1.5 minutes survival float

Run 50m-Swim 50m-Run 50m

N/A

Under 11

50 metre swim (any stroke) 2 minutes survival float

Run 50m-Swim 100m-Run 50m

200m swim within  6 minutes

Under 12

100 metre swim (any stroke) 2 minutes survival float

Run 50m-Swim 100m-Run 50m

200m swim within 6 minutes

Under 13

150 metre swim (any stroke) 3 minutes survival float

Run 100m-Swim 100m-Run 100m

200m swim within 5 minutes

Under 14

200 metre swim freestyle (in less than 5 minutes)

Run 100m-Swim 100m-Run 100m

200m swim within 5 minutes


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