Nippers Information

INTRODUCTION Welcome to the 2022/2023 Season.

Online registrations are now open and will close on 30 September 2022. (No registrations will be accepted after this date - subject to committee approval and late fee).

The dates for Nippers including the start date is on our home page calendar.

All aspects of registration are completed online, including emailing proof of ID and payment.

Children must attain the age of 5 years by 30 September before they can join as a Nipper member. However, if a child commences after they just turn 5 years, SLSA requires that they must remain in the U6s age group for the following season. In the second season in U6, your child will not receive the Surf Play 1 Certificate as they will have already received it in their first season (provided they were eligible).

It is a requirement of Shellharbour SLSC for at least one parent per family to join and accompany their child during Nipper sessions. If you are not already an Active Member then you will be required to join as a General Member ($55), ensuring you are covered by insurance. We offer attractive rates for family membership and encourage families to become part of our great Club.

Nippers is held on Sundays (with a few exceptions - please check our calendar) and starts at 8.45am with a muster on the grassed area in front of the Club.

Membership fees:
U/6 & U/7 - $40
U/8 to U/14 - $70
Family - $220
Cadets/General memberships - $55
Beach Pups General memberships (parent/guardian) - $55.

Age Groups for the 2022/2023 season if your child is born between the following dates:

1st October 2008 to 30th September 2009 - U/14
1st October 2009 to 30th September 2010 - U/13
1st October 2010 to 30th September 2011 - U/12
1st October 2011 to 30th September 2012 - U/11
1st October 2012 to 30th September 2013 - U/10
1st October 2013 to 30th September 2014 - U/9
1st October 2014 to 30th September 2015 - U/8
1st October 2015 to 30th September 2016 - U/7
1st October 2016 to 30th September 2017 - U/6

REQUIREMENTS Mandatory Preliminary Evaluation
All age groups (U/6-U/14) will need to complete a compulsory preliminary (pool swim) evaluation prior to their first day of Nippers. Your child is unable to participate in any water activities without this. We hold scheduled pool swims to enable this to be completed.

Competition Evaluation
To be able to compete in carnivals, U/8-U/14 will need to complete a Competition Evaluation (open water swim).

Download a Swim Form Here: SLSC_SWIM_FORM.pdf OR Book to complete pool swim here:

No Rashie = No Training
It is mandatory for U/8-U/14s to wear a high visibility rash singlet when taking part in water activities at Sunday Nippers and at water training during the week (for swim/iron/board/wade). These singlets are available for purchase in our soft gear shop ($20).

Age Group Caps
Every Nipper member must wear a coloured age cap during all Nipper activities ($15).

Competition Caps
We also have Club competition caps for external carnivals ($20).

SOFT GEAR We have a variety of swimwear and other items available for purchase in the Soft Gear Shop.

The Soft Gear Shop is located upstairs in our Clubhouse and is open every Sunday between 8.30m to 8.45am (during Nipper season).

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