Serious Fun!

Nipper season has started

It is not too late to join the 2018/2019 season: just call our office on (07) 5536 8474 or view the detailed instructions below.

Nipper coach Daniel Homer runs free training session for all nippers who are from the under 9 age group and up. View timetable

It All Starts Here

How to Join

New Memberships can be completed on the SLSA Online Portal (view the instructions on using the portal). New members have to provide ID; child’s birth certificate or passport.

Existing members can renew their membership in the portal or contact us for more information.

Alternatively if you don’t have a portal account, the paper version of the membership forms (available below) can be printed, filled in and brought into the office or to a sign on day.

Other Forms

Pool Swim Assessments are usually completed at sign on days but can be conducted prior by registered level 1 swim coach by filling out a pool assessment form.

Blue Card Forms: Compulsory for committee positions, water safety personnel and age managers and ALL MEMBERS over 18 years of age. Although Blue Card Application is available online it would be best to submit the application through our surf club, as your ID needs to be sighted by our office staff before your blue card form is been signed. Contact us for more information.

Exemption form (or Qld registered teachers and Qld police officers)

Link an Applicant or Cardholder form (for members who already have a blue card with another organisation and require it to be linked to SLSQ)

SWIMWEAR ORDERS: Pre-season swimwear orders are now being taken. Close off date is the 14th August 2018. Full payment must be made at the time of order. Due to a slightly different fabric this year the sizing will be more true-to-size than previous orders.

Nipper proficiency
Before the start of the Junior Activities season each child is required to complete a Preliminary Skills Evaluation designed to ensure that each child demonstrates a standard of competence in an aquatic environment. View the nippers age group reference guide.

Nipper Benefits

If you’re thinking of introducing your child to lifesaving, then Junior Activities is for you. Junior Activities is open to children from the age five up to 13 years (age for a season is calculated as of midnight September 30). Every club in Queensland offers a Junior Activities program, all with various styles and sizes. Lifesaving is something for the whole family to get involved in and there are many supporting roles that you can play as a parent of a child involved in Junior Activities.

Surf lifesaving is an amazing activity for growing a child’s confidence, knowledge and skills in the beach environment. Not only will your child have fun and meet new friends they will become part of an iconic organisation that has served the Australian community for over 100 years.

The program is focused on play, participation and fun. It offers an educational pathway through the delivery of the Junior Development Resource Kit which is designed to ensure children have fun at the beach while participating in lessons that will develop them to become a knowledgeable participant in both lifesaving and sport.

Every parent wants their child to lead a happy, healthy and active youth. There is no better place for this than introducing your child to surf lifesaving and nippers.

Nippers is a junior program that introduces children ages 5 to 13 to surf lifesaving. It is about learning, confidence and having fun in a safe beach environment. For Nippers, the beach is the classroom. They gain confidence by passing the ‘tests’ of swimming, body boarding, beach sprints, dolphin-diving, spotting a rip, having fun with new friends and discovering things about themselves. The skills gained in nippers will stick to the soul like sand from the beach and be carried for life. The nippers of today are the future of surf lifesaving tomorrow.

But it’s not hard work. We like to call it serious fun! Nippers is a great way for children to make friends, be active and enjoy the beach in a safe environment.

It’s Cool to be a Cooly nipper!!!

Share Cooly with a friend and you will receive a $30 gift voucher when a new family joins our club
(max 2 per family T&C apply)


Complete the following steps for your kid to become a Coolangatta Nipper!

  • Complete the necessary forms
  • Call or visit our office to process payments
  • Complete the pool swim form. (Nipper must complete the required pool swim with a swim coach or contact us to see if we can arrange to have someone sign you off for the pool swim)
  • Hand these documents in at our office or bring them to your first nipper session 🙂