Life with kids in Sydney's East
Like all surf lifesaving clubs, South Maroubra holds junior lifesaving activities on the beach on Sunday mornings throughout the Summer lifesaving season. Nippers are an opportunity for kids to enjoy a run on the beach and a splash in the surf and to catch up with their friends. Of course, Nippers also offers those kids who are keen an opportunity to compete against athletes from other surf clubs throughout Sydney and NSW. South Maroubra proudly holds a long history of success at the highest levels of Junior Competition.
NIPPERS AT SOUTH MAROUBRA
Kids at South Maroubra Nippers are taught everything from sun and surf safety, beach sprints and board paddling, all the way to life saving skills like CPR and water rescues. We aim to provide our nippers with the confidence, skills and understanding of the beach and surf environment. We are highly focused on providing an environment that is fun, family-friendly and focussed on developing each of our nippers throughout the season.
Nippers can start once they turn 5 years old. The first two years of Nippers are spent in the Under U6’s and 7's, where the focus is on fun and games on the beach which teach children basic skills and awareness of where to swim and what help is available from lifesavers, shallow water activities for these groups are carried out at the extreme South End of Maroubra Beach
The Under 8's to Under 14's participate in a structured program that includes skill development activities in both the beach and water environment and an integrated education program that develops basic resuscitation, first aid, rescue skills and understanding of the beach and surf.
Nippers runs each Sunday for about 2 hours depending on weather, conditions, program, helpers etc. Nipper events include a wade, board paddling (U9’s to U14’s), swimming, beach sprinting and beach flags as well as lots of fun activities and games designed to teach and improve all surf skills. Our Nippers participate in a progressive SLSA Surf Education program (Surf Ed) providing them with the skills and knowledge of beach safety rules and basic first aid.
Nippers in the U8 to U14 age groups can compete in local carnivals several times during the season and we encourage children to do so (to test their skills in a new beach environment and enjoy representing their team) but it is not compulsory.
South Maroubra Nippers also prides itself on our extensive club coaching program, with board, surf and beach training available on weekday afternoons. Our qualified and experienced coaches will develop your child's skills in these areas.
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**Nipper Registration day is being held at the DRLC pool on Sunday 11th September - midday till 4pm
*****Nippers commence on Sunday 9th October 2016 at 9am.