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NIPPERS

Nippers is for kids aged 5 to 14 years old and occurs most Sunday’s during the season. Port Kembla Nippers do not currently compete in carnivals, instead focusing on a relaxed and fun environment where children can make friends, be active and learn how to enjoy the beach safely, as they advance through the various age groups. Nippers participate in activities such as ocean swims, board paddles, flags, sprints and educational lessons. Additionally learning and applying lifesaving skills, and the basics of resuscitation and first aid.

NIPPERS CALENDAR

REGISTRATIONS OPEN: AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2024

Price List:

$50 for Associate members

$70 for Nippers

Instructions for NEW members:

Instructions for RETURNING members:

Note: Returning Members may need to create a Family Group before renewing. When logged into the members area this is available under Memberships > Family

Note:

a.     At least one Parent/Guardian is required to join as an Associate member

b.    For Nippers that have not been registered previously, a copy of their birth certificate should be emailed to portkemblanippers@gmail.com

 

POOL PROFICIENCY 2023/24

Don't forget the Nippers Proficiencies are on:

  • Proficiency 1 - Sat 14 Oct

  • Proficiency 2 - Sun 15 Oct

See image for age group requirements.

U14's

U14 Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC) training will be conducted during the nipper days. U14’s are required to be able to complete a 200m swim within 5 minutes and a 3-minute survival float. This is conducted on Nippers proficiencies days.

 

Once the U14s have successfully completed their SRC, they will have the opportunity to assist with water safety and beach patrols.

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NIPPERS UNIFORM SHOP

Play the video below to see the recap of the Port Kembla Nippers 2022-23 season!

THE NIPPERS HANDBOOK

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OPPORTUNITIES WITHIN NIPPERS

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AGE MANAGER

Age managers supervise and instruct Nippers on the beach and provide guided lessons of lifesaving skills and take the Nippers through a range of activities. 

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WATER SAFETY

Water Safety ensures Nippers safety whilst in the water and also offers guidance and encouragement; this could be on boards or swimming. Bronze or Surf Rescue Certificate proficient lifesavers are necessary for water-based Nippers activities to run.

Contact portkemblanippers@gmail.com to learn more about the services.

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