Nippers 2016/2017

Welcome to the 2016/2017 season!  It is only a few weeks until the first Nippers session 9am SUNDAY, 16TH OCTOBER, 2016. We hope you have had a good rest over the winter and are refreshed and ready to take on a new season with enthusiasm!

I would like to introduce myself as the new Junior Activities Co–ordinator, my name is Anna Martin and I am open to any questions or suggestions you may have in relation to the running of nippers. Feel free to approach me on Sundays prior to the start of the session or afterwards or send me an email at anna.martin1977@gmail.com

Proficiencies for U9 and over age groups will be held at Bomaderry pool on Saturday 24th September and Saturday 1 st October at 11am-1pm. So come along and get that done! It is vital to remember that until a proficiency swim has been observed and recorded your child will not be allowed in the water. You will also be able to register and purchase your clothing requirements at these sessions.

You can register online here:   www.sls.com.au and go to the members tab on the top right and choose members portal from the drop down list.

The membership fees for the 2016 Season are as follows:

  • Nipper Individual                                                         $50
  • Family                                                                              $135
  • Associate                                                                          $50
  • Active patrol members (Bronze/SRC)             $40
  • Student patrol members (Bronze/SRC)          $35
  • Bronze/SRC course fee                                          $100
  • Bronze/SRC course fee (student)                       $90

Please note:   Family membership can consist of 2 adults and 2 children under 18 years or 1 adult and up to 3 children under 18 years.

The Junior Activities Committee has been busy organising the coming season with lots of fun activities planned to learn beach skills, improve our competition skills, make some new friends and go home on a Sunday after a great morning with a happy face.
We are pleased to say we have some new age managers to begin the season with, but as always we can always do with more assistants, so if you would like to help and familiarise yourself with nippers and Surf Life Saving we will be looking to organise some training sessions for parents at the start of the season. To register your interest please email me at anna.martin1977@gmail.com

Water safety is always a high priority on the beach and we are always on the lookout for parents who would like to complete their Surf Rescue Certificate and help out the children as a Water Safety Official, so again if you feel this could be for you then please let me know or contact Michael (0422 227 456 janosm@ctsnowra.com.au). The present ratio stands at 1:5 so we cannot stress enough the value of water safety volunteers and if we don’t have the support then the children lose out by not being allowed in the water as much as they would like.

SLSA HAS A MANDATORY POLICY IF YOU DO NOT HAVE YOUR PINK VEST & CORRECT COLOUR CAP YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN NIPPERS FOR THAT SESSION.

We are also hoping to keep the barbeque going this season so a calendar for advanced volunteers will be in place so everyone knows where they stand and we are not left without anyone or the same people coming to the rescue each week.

All help that can be offered will be greatly appreciated, so let’s start planning and make this a great season!

Look up our Facebook page to keep up-to-date with all the club events.

We look forward to seeing you all soon back on the sand!
Junior Activities Committee