Our Junior Activities Program or ‘Nippers’ introduces children aged 5 to 14 to Surf Life Saving. It is a great opportunity for families to become involved in our club and Surf Life Saving. More importantly however, Nippers teaches kids how they can help themselves and their friends stay safe at the beach while having heaps of fun along the way. As they progress through the various age groups, nippers will undergo lessons in wading, running, ocean swimming, board paddling and lifesaving skills as well as learning the basics of resuscitation and first aid


Some of the aims of the Nippers program include;

  • Staying safe at the beach

  • Develop surf safety and awareness skills

  • Develop skills in surf sports

  • Encourage personal development and leadership skills, including teamwork and improving self confidence

  • Increased awareness of Surf Life Saving opportunities

  • Deliver the opportunity for growth in a controlled environment

  • Use surf sports skills in competition

  • Make new friends

  • Have fun!


Who are rookies?

Registered members eligible to participate in the Under 13 and Under 14 age groups

Program Objective

The program aims to provide participants with the basic skills and knowledge required in preparation for becoming senior surf life savers. The program exposes participants to the everyday workings of actual patrols, community-focused activities and further surf life saving training courses.


Nippers is for children aged 5yrs+ at September 30 (i.e. if aged 9, then you will be in U10), and occurs every Sunday (from October to March) between 9:00-10:00am.

Age Managers: Parents are encouraged to become involved in some way with their child’s Nipper activities. Please contact our Director of Junior Activities to see how you can become involved.

To sign up your child for Nippers today, register here

Renew your membership here


Copacabana SLSC is a registered provider in the NSW Active Kids program. This means you can choose to redeem your Active Kids voucher with us after paying your child’s membership fees. Click here to apply for an Active Kids Voucher.

For more information contact our Director of Junior Activities