Photo Consent Forms – if you haven’t already please print off a Photo Consent Form and return it to us on Sunday. It would be great to have more Nippers photos on the website and Facebook.

Nippers needs more Age Group Managers! Current finanical members of the Club should login or create an account at Instructions to access the online course can be found here. Hard copies of the Age Group Managers Guide are available from the Junior Activities Coordinator.

For more information please email

The age for Nippers is 5 to 13 years old. They are put into age groups and work with group leaders. You do not have to live in Sussex to join us, we actually have a few children who holiday regularly here that have joined our Club.

All members 18 years and over have to undergo a working with children check, likewise all parents, as we ask families to help and join in to make it a family day as much as possible, even the smallest contribution is appreciated.

The 5 and 6 year olds work on an educational program whilst the 7 -13 year old strive to gain awards. These award cover many areas , according to age, their Preliminary swim, open water swim, participate in beach events and learn techniques and participate in water events and learn techniques. The Nippers participate in Surf Theory topics appropriate to the age group. These included; Intro to Surf Life saving, Personal Safety, Sun Safety, Surf Safety, Eco Surf (how the environment effects beach life), Surf Conditions and Hazards, Patrols, First Aid, signs and signals, Resuscitation, Rescue techniques, the human body and physical health and wellbeing, interpersonal skills (how to ask for help, and how to help people).  If a child is away, or on regular contact/access visits, that is no problem.  If your child wishes to catch up on their return you only need to notify the Junior Activities Coordinator when they return and they will go over what has been missed.

The Under 8 and Up  Nippers can compete at Carnivals outside the Club within our Branch. These will be advertised beforehand.

Age Managers

To become a qualified Age Manager you must do the following:

  • Attend an SLSA Age Managers Course Workshop (or complete online in the SLSA members area elearning tab)

  • Have the SLSA Age Managers Participant Workbook completed and assessed by the course presenter.

  • Undertake a 2-hour On-The-Beach practical session to gain an introductory understanding of surf skills (at branch/state discretion, this may be waived if the participant has a surf background such as proficient Bronze Medallion).