Torquay Surf Life Saving Club Nippers Program

The Torquay Surf Life Saving Club Nipper program is open to children aged 5 to 13. The program focuses on surf education, developing  lifesaving skills, fitness and having fun! Kids can expect to run, swim, ride waves and learn to read surf conditions. Importantly, the whole family can get involved in the Nipper program with parents and older siblings encouraged to help out in the water, or in one of the many supporting roles on the beach.

There are two programs for Nippers, Surf Sports and the Summer Holiday Program. Surf Sports focuses on developing the fitness and skills to compete in LSV Carnivals and the State Championships. The Summer Holiday Program is an intensive program over the Christmas Holiday period and is designed to introduce new Nippers to the club, develop surf skills and deliver surf education content. Nippers can participate in one or both programs, it is totally up to them! Often, new Nippers that have joined the Summer Holiday Program enjoy it so much they compete at the Cosy Corner Carnival, and potentially go on to compete at the State Championships!

All Nipper participants must be club members and all Nippers must have a guardian member of the club, so the Family membership is the most effective way to sign up to the program. It is important to note that all prospective members above 18 must have a current Working With Children check to join.

(Read the Season Handbook for more information)

Competition Training

Torquay Surf Life Saving Club run two Nipper training sessions a week starting in October and finishing in March.

Wednesdays 5.30pm to 6.30pm at Front Beach (Opposite Growlers) – Start date TBC (Term 4)
Sunday Mornings 9.00am – 10.30am at Torquay SLSC – Start date TBC (Term 4)

*Start date for Under 6 and 7 TBC (dependant on Age Manager availability)

Age at 30th September Nipper Age Group
5/6 Under 6/7
7 Under 8
8 Under 9
9 Under 10
10 Under 11
11 Under 12
12 Under 13
13 Under 14

Nippers Summer Holiday Program

Torquay Surf Life Saving Club also run a dedicated school holiday program held on specific dates during the Christmas holidays period

Nippers Summer Holiday Program 2019/20

26th December 2019 4:00pm – Information and welcome event (no training)
(First Nippers session Thursday 27th December at 9:00am)

Sunday 5th January 2020 with presentation time at 11.30am
Location- Torquay Surf Life Saving Club

Welcome Thursday 26th December 2019 4:00pm – 6:00pm Afternoon
Session 1 Friday 27th December 2019 9:00am – 11:00am Morning
Session 2 Saturday 28th December 2019 9:00am – 11:00am Morning
Session 3 Saturday 28th December 2019 4.00pm – 6.00pm Afternoon
Session 4 Sunday 29th December 2019 9.00am – 11.00am Morning
Session 5 Monday 30th December 2019 9:00am – 11:00am Morning
Session 6 Wednesday 1st January 2020 4.00pm – 6.00pm Afternoon
Session 7 Thursday 2nd January 2020 9.00am – 11.00am Morning
State Junior Carnival #3 – Cosy Corner Carnival Friday 3rd January 2020
Session 8 Saturday 4th January 2020 4.00pm – 5.00pm Afternoon
DISCO Saturday 4th January 2020 5.00pm – 7.00pm Evening
Session 9 Sunday 5th January 2020 9:00am – 11:00am Morning
Presentation Sunday 5th January 2020 11.30am – 1.00pm Afternoon

More Information

Interested in joining our Nippers?

Contact our Nippers Director

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