Seaford Nipper Program.
The nipper program is structured specifically to ages (5 - 14 years) and abilities which gradually teaches kids basic lifesaving skills required to
be safe around an aquatic environment as well as developing their skills to compete in surf sports.
Nipper Dates & Times:
Nippers can only join as part of a Family Membership. As of 2018, the cost of this membership is $140 ($130 if membership is renewed prior to ‘early bird’ cut-off). Please follow the ‘Becoming a Member’ tab on the Seaford LSC homepage. There are no extra weekly payments for the sessions apart from a gold coin donation for the post-Nippers BBQ
The Seaford Nippers program is organized and run solely by volunteers, most of whom are parents of Nippers! We make no excuses for expecting all families to get involved somehow, either by assisting or leading a group on the beach (Age Manager), helping with water safety or assisting with First Aid (if qualified to do so), as well as many other jobs. Your child will appreciate you getting involved with them and we'll appreciate the help!
Member Protection, Safeguarding Children and Young People and other Requirements:
It is a requirement that all adults (persons 18 years old and above) involved with Seaford LSC & the Nippers program MUST have a valid Working with Children's Check (Volunteer) with the Club & Life Saving Victoria noted on the check. We are stringent in enforcing this rule for everyone's safety and well-being. Please note that a WWCC issued for your work doesn't count, neither do occupations that have other systems in place (eg, teacher / Police Officer). If you do not have a valid WWCC you will not be able to be involved with the program, nor will you be able to enter the clubrooms.
There is a Nippers noticeboard in the Club which will contain most up-to-date information, contact details and group allocations.
We regularly use our Facebook page to contact our members – you’ll be given access to this once you are a financial member – please check it regularly during the season !
We will also issue emails regularly and in the event of a session being cancelled or amended, we will use SMS. Please ensure the club has accurate contact details.