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School Term Nipper Program (U7 to U13)

The School Term Nipper Program is designed to allow families who cannot attend during the summer holidays, to take part in a Nipper Program during tail end of Term 4 and then the follwoing year at the start of Term 1.


As with the Nipper Summer Program, the School Term Program is a highly social physical activity and education program that aims to develop a basic knowledge of water safety and surf awareness including:

  • Water and beach hazards

  • Safe practices in the ocean

  • Basic surf swimming and board skills

  • Sustainability of the ocean environment

  • Introductory competition skills

  • Basic knowledge of resuscitation and first aid


The program is designed for children aged 6 - 13 years on 1st October who have demonstrated minimum swim proficiency standards.​ 

There is a strong focus on developing a sense of community and teamwork within age groups and across the program.

Nippers can continue on through the Club to complete their official Lifesaving qualifications including the Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC) for Nipper aged 13-14 and the Bronze Medallion upon turning 15.

For more information please feel free to contact us on (03) 5263 1107 or


  • Must be a financial Club member prior to registration (including parents/guardians)

  • Able to swim the distance required for the appropriate age groups as outlined in the Junior Preliminary Skills Evaluation Form. (Under 7 do not need to complete this form)


Nipper sessions will take place on a Thursday afternoon, with 4 sessions prior to Christmas and the final four sessions post January summer holidays. 

School Term Nippers can also participate in the intensive program over summer and/or join the Club training sessions on Sunday mornings.


2023 Pre-Christmas Dates


Sessions: 4.30pm -5.30pm

Thursday 23rd November

Thursday 30th November

Thursday 7th December

Thursday 14th December


2024 Post-Christmas Dates

Sessions: 4.30pm -5.30pm

Thursday 1st February

Thursday 8th February

Thursday 15th February

Thursday 22nd February

Nippers and their parents must be members of the club (including all Working With Children Check requirements) to participate in this program and we need parent support to ensure we can continue to run these programs.

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