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Nippers at Mandurah

Nippers - Mandurah Surf

MANDURAH SLSC runs Junior programs (also known as nippers) for children between the ages of 5 and 13. Children must be a minimum of 5 years of age by 30 September to join the club. Whatever age the child is at 30 September, determines which age group the child is in for that season.

This is a great way for children to have fun at the beach, keep fit and learn how to be safe in the surf.

Each year the nippers progress through a Surf Education Award, which teaches surf safety, board paddling, swimming, wading, beach activities, basic rescue and first aid skills. Emphasis is on fun and participation. Nippers is designed to provide educational experience in a wide range of skills within the aquatic environment.

Nippers commences in term 4 2017.

Surf Play 1 - U6 Dark blue caps

  • Focus on beach safety and awareness
  • Basic safety procedures, the beach
    environment, sunsmart, who is a lifesaver
  • Emphasis on fun and participation

Surf Play 2 - U7 Yellow caps

  • Focus on beach safety and awareness
  • Basic safety procedures, the beach
    environment, sunsmart, who is a lifesaver
  • Emphasis on fun and participation

Surf Awareness 1 - U8 Red caps

  • Develop an understanding of who goes
    to aquatic venues and what they do there
  • Develop an awareness of SLSA, what surf
    lifesavers do and who can be a surf lifesaver
  • Understand and develop introductory running,
    swimming and paddling skills in a surf
    or aquatic environment

Surf Awareness 2 - U9 Maroon caps

  • Develop basic beach, ocean and aquatic sense
  • Develop a basic awareness of the various hazards
    in beach or aquatic environments
  • Expand their understanding and development
    of running, swimming and paddling skills
    in a surf or aquatic environment

Surf Safety 1 - U10 White caps

  • Develop an awareness of usage trends
    and activities at local aquatic venues
  • Develop an awareness and knowledge of the
    tafety services in the local area.
  • Further develop their awareness and
    knowledge of the surf zone and other
    aquatic characteristics
  • Develop running, wading, dolphining, swimming,
    paddling and surfing skills in a stable or
    moderate surf or aquatic environment

Surf Safety 2 - U11 Purple caps

  • Develop an awareness of self survival concepts
    in the surf or aquatic environments
  • Be introduced to basic airway management
    techniques and initial first aid procedures
  • Expand running, wading, dolphining, swimming,
    paddling and surfing skills in a stable or moderate
    surf or aquatic environment

Surf Smart 1 - U12 Green

  • Develop an enhanced understanding of surf
    lifesavers and the functions of lifesaving services
  • Develop an enhanced knowledge of physical
    characteristics of surf zones and other
    aquatic environments
  • Develop an awareness of basic rescue
    skills and activities
  • Enhance running, wading, dolphining, swimming,
    paddling and surfing skills in a stable or moderate
    surf or aquatic environment

Surf Smart 2 - U13 Light blue caps

  • Develop an understanding of the principles of first aid
  • Develop basic knowledge of resuscitation skills
  • Develop introductory rescue skills in aided
    or unaided approaches
  • Enhance running, wading, dolphining, swimming,
    paddling and surfing skills in a stable or moderate
    surf or aquatic environment
  • Complete the Surf Rescue Certificate