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NAROOMA NIPPERS

Not only are our Junior Members integral for our pipeline to future Active membership, but our Nipper program ensures that the next generation learns valuable life skills and knowledge which one day might save their life, or even perhaps the life of another.

Junior Nippers (ages 5 -13)

 

Nippers is a fun way for children aged 5 to Under 14 to enjoy the beach in a safe environment. The Junior Development Program is designed to ensure children have fun at the beach while participating in lessons that will give them a pathway to becoming a fully rounded participant in both lifesaving and sport.

WHO CAN JOIN?

A child may join the club as soon as he/she turns 5 years of age, but not before.
 

Age Group = Age as at midnight 30 September 2023

CLUB CLOTHING 

Fleur Constable is our Clothing Coordinator. Club clothing will be available to purchase most Sundays during Nippers - downstairs in the clubhouse.

The swimwear is chlorine resistant and has had great feedback for its durability.

Besides the essentials, there are a range of additional items like towels and caps that might be of interest. New this season are long sleeve black rash vests. Visit our merchandise page. 

PARENTS RUN NIPPERS!

We are all volunteers! The club operates entirely on volunteer help. There are many jobs, most of which do not require lifesaving experience. The more you are involved, the more your child will enjoy Nippers.


Parents and Guardians are REQUIRED to be at the beach at all times. Your child remains your responsibility. Medication, trips to the toilet and the individual general welfare of each child is the responsibility of the parent or guardian.
 

Nippers is NOT a child minding program. Are you able to help? That’s great!

For ALL helpers who work on the beach with the children:

1. Each person must be a current financial member (insurance coverage)


2. Complete a Working with Children Check.

COMPETITION 

Usually an 8am roll call. A program will be available with the schedule of events closer to the date.


Competition is optional but we encourage all our proficient Nippers from U8 - U14's to use the skills they have learnt on our beach and have some fun with other kids on the far south coast. No pressure, you can enter as many events in your division as you like.

There are three Branch Carnivals each season, with other opportunities such as NSW Country Champs, State and Australian Titles.

U6 & 7's have a week off when Branch Carnivals are scheduled but are most welcome to come along to cheer on Team Narooma. 

WHAT DO NIPPERS WEAR? 

• Sunscreen!!

• Nippers red, white & black cap
• Hi-visibilty pink vest

• Swimmers (club colours available but not essential)

• Bring a water bottle & towel with your name on it - put this in your age managers bucket so handy at all times. 

SWIM EVALUATION / PROFICIENCY

Compulsory for all Nippers before we hit the beach.


Nothing to be nervous about. Most age groups are untimed. This day is an evaluation to ensure we are aware of your child's abilities in a safe, flat water environment - before we hit the beach. You will have to pay entry to the pool, unless you have a season pass. Bring your towel & goggles. Locate your age group over by the tiered seating when you arrive. 

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EMERGENCY PROCEDURE 

Should there be an emergency in the water, the alarm will sound.
 

Everyone is to leave the water. All Nippers to assemble at roll call point and remain with their age managers.

 

Only persons on the beach/in the water: water safety personnel, parents of the child.
 

No one is to leave the beach until emergency is resolved. 

 

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

$60 per member

$150 per family of 3

$30 per each additional family member

eg 2 adults, 2 kids = $180

 

We encourage all family members to sign up for insurance purposes. Become an Associate or Social member!

* All Nippers helpers must be registered members and have completed their Working with Children Check.

For more information on membership go to the Membership page.

NIPPER OF THE YEAR

HALL OF FAME

2021/22 - Jesse Doull
2020/21 - Mikayla Homan
2019/20 - Sara James

2018/19 - Jorge Constable
2017/18 - Halle Constable
2016/17 - Sam Perry
2015/16 - Elli Beecham
2014/15 - Angus Patmore
2013/14 - Cyann Vlatkovic
2012/13 - Charlie Stokes
2011/12 - Aiden Miles
2010/11 - Georgia MacDonald
2009/10 - Riley Miles
2008/09 - Ally MacDonald
2007/08 - Ally MacDonald
2006/07 - Jack Knipler
2005/06 - Tathra Daley

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Yes! We are an approved Active Kids provider!