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!
- Nipper Calendar 2019/20
- Age Managers Guide V2.1 NEW
- Nipper Education Program NEW
- Nipper Handbook
- Registration & Fees Policy
- Working with Children Checks
- Wet & Inclement Weather Policy
PO Box 395, Sorrento, Victoria 3943
Clubhouse Facility enquiries:
Nippers Water Safety
sorrento nippers program - Nov 2019 to Feb 2020
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 sessions and optional Competition Carnivals. The season starts in mid-November and runs through til mid-February, with some nippers also competing at the State Junior Lifesaving Championships in early March.
The Sorrento nippers program is run entirely by volunteers, and therefore it is a requirement that each nipper family must take on a volunteer role, such as Age Manager (we need 2 or 3 for each age group), Water Safety (must do SRC or Bronze Medallion course), Nipper Coordinator, Nipper Awards Data Entry, Nipper Competition Manager, etc. You will be asked to nominate for a volunteer role when you enrol your nipper for the 2019/20 season.
Club sessions take place each Sunday morning between 9-11.30am. 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.
Registration for nippers opens September 16th and closes November 5th. Go to the Lifesaving Online to join our club and register (SLSA site provide assistance on their site). Complete membership and make payments for both nippers and their parents a family group) at this point.
Acting Nipper Coordinator:
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
Water Safety Officer 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 attain a Bronze Medallion or 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.