sorrento nippers resources
It's going to be another great season: Shories,
Wind, Rain, Latte's, Insides, Outsides, Sun,
Sand, the Polaris, All Smiles,
Rocks, Toes, Sausages, Flags, Boards,
S-Badges, Sunscreen, Baskets, Towels,
Foamies, Seaweed. Can't wait!
Sorrento Nippers Time Table & Session Times for this season. Make sure you go to the right Beach!
- Updated Nipper Calendar 2017/18 V2
- Nipper Handbook 2014/15
- Age Manager Guide
- Age Manager Hints & Tips
- Registration & Fees Policy
- Working with Children Checks
- Wet & Inclement Weather Policy
PO Box 395, Sorrento, Victoria 3943
Clubhouse Facility enquiries:
Nipper Membership & Newsletter
Nippers Water Safety
sorrento nippers program
Sorrento Nippers is a Junior Development program for children 7-13 years of age. The program aims to educate children about surf and beach safety using games and fun activities to promote awareness. There is a heavy reliance on experienced, skilled water safety personnel to ensure the children are educated appropriately and safely in the aquatic environment. Similarly educated personnel are used to educate in life saving and matters pertinent to the beach environment.
The weekly program consists of 12 Club sessions, 10 Training sessions and optional Competition Carnivals. The season starts in late November and runs through until early March.
Club sessions take place each Sunday morning between 9-11.30am, training sessions are on Friday or Saturdays at varied times. Most sessions occur at Sorrento Back Beach but occasionally they are at St Pauls Rd Front Beach. The optional competitions are held in different beach locations of the State. The details of all sessions are available in the Nipper Calendar.
Children must be 7 years of age by September 30 to join the program. Children older than 13 can join the program in the SRC/U14 age group if they are new to Surf Life Saving, using it as a training pathway towards achieving their Bronze Medallion in following years. Age groups are capped at 32 nippers to ensure water and beach management procedures allow effective and safe delivery of the program.
After registrations have closed the Waiting List for next season will open for children wishing to join next season, this simply allows us to notify families when next seasons registration opens.Please go here for detailed step by step Registration Instructions on how to register and pay for Nippers and Club membership.
If you would like to find out more about Nippers this season or have general enquiry please go to: contact us
Nippers Water Safety Officers
Part time water safety officers courses are run from time to time prior to and throughout the season depending on demand. Parents and friends of Nippers are encouraged to attend the courses when available, which enable attendees to be awarded with a Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC) qualification. In order to register you will need to be a member of the club and be able to swim at least 100m in the surf as a pre-requisite.