Nipper & Starfish Programs

- Nipper & Associate Members

Anglesea SLSC’s Nipper and Starfish Nipper Programs are where it all begins!


Our Nipper Programs are fun and inclusive programs that teach surf awareness and surf skills to our youngest members. Our aim is to keep each and every one of our Nipper members for future lifesavers, however if Nippers leave us with an increased aquatic awareness, we are also satisfied.


Our Nipper parents (Associate members) can also benefit from Nippers by being involved in a community service and can take on Age Manager roles for the Nipper Program itself or Officials roles for Junior surf sport.

Nippers is fun and great for:

  • Learning surf awareness and surf skills – all abilities are catered for

  • An introduction to surf lifesaving in a fun & inclusive way

  • An introduction to surf sports

  • An introduction to community service

  • Youth pathway: Nippers -> Junior Competition -> Surf Rescue Certificate -> Patrol/Water Safety/Senior Competition -> Bronze Medallion -> Silver Medallion -> Gold Medallion