Serious Fun!

New memberships are still welcome

Sign on is still available for the 2017/2018 nipper season!

Nippers resumes 14th January 2018 at 7.45am


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 🙂

How to Join

New and Existing Memberships can be completed on the SLSA Online Portal (view the instructions on using the portal)

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.

Required Forms and Documents

Member Form
Medical Form
Photograph Consent Form
Family Participant Program Form

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. Blue Card Application Form

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)

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.

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.