ABOUT THE WOODSIDE NIPPERS PROGRAM


Surf Life Saving Western Australia has developed a comprehensive training programme for Nippers. The content is tailored to each age group, and the program is based on participatory evaluation and not assessed on competence. In other words, children need only be actively involved in each of the lessons to be eligible for the award. Again, the emphasis is on fun.

It is essential that Woodside Nippers can swim confidently as the Club does not provide swimming lessons. There are strict minimum standards for swimming set down by SLSA (Surf Life Saving Australia) which must be met for the safety of the Nipper.

The Woodside Nipper program at Quinns Mindarie Surf Life Saving Club is for children aged 5 to 13 years and is an activity that provides members with a wide range of opportunities, including physical activity, surf awareness, beach safety and fun, as well as the skills necessary to effectively negotiate the surf.

Woodside Nipper age groups are divided into age groups from U6’s to U13’s. The age group is determined by their age at midnight on 30th September each year.

Sunday morning Nipper activities commence at 8:50am. Parents and Children should assemble about 5 minutes prior to this time on the grassed area in front of the clubhouse by their Age Group coloured flag. It is expected that Nipper events finish approximately at 10:00am for the U6 & U7's and all other Age Groups approximately 11:00am.

 

QMSLSC Nipper Facebook Groups

Our individual Nipper Groups Facebook pages are for Nipper Group Families only. Join your private group to socialise, share photos and keep up to date with rosters and other activities.

Under 6 Nippers - Pink Caps

 

Under 7 Nippers - White Caps

 

Under 8 Nippers - Yellow Caps

 

Under 9 Nippers - Green Caps

 

Under 10 Nippers - Light Blue Caps

 

Under 11 Nippers - Purple Caps

 

Under 12 Nippers - Dark Blue Caps

 

Under 13 Nippers - Red Caps

 


WOODSIDE NIPPERS INFORMATION GUIDE

For all the latest information on the 2021-22 Woodside Nippers season, check out the new Information Guide.


READY TO REGISTER YOUR INTEREST?

If you are interested in joining your young one/s to our program we welcome you to come down and see how it all works. If you are ready to express your interest or make a payment to secure your position then please click the relevant button to your right and register your interest today.



BENEFITS & FAQs

NIPPERS

  Physical activity

  Surf awareness

  Develops swimming skills

  Beach safety and fun

It is essential that nippers can swim confidently as the Club does not provide swimming lessons. There are strict minimum standards for swimming set down by SLSA (Surf Life Saving Australia) which must be met for the safety of the nipper.
The nipper program at Quinns Mindarie Surf Life Saving Club is for children aged 5 to13 years and is an activity that provides members with a wide range of opportunities, including physical activity, surf awareness, beach safety and fun, as well as the skills necessary to effectively negotiate the surf.