COOLANGATTA NIPPERS

Serious Fun!

Nippers will commence soon!

COME & TRY NO OBLIGATION!

Open days & sign on:
Sunday 23rd August 2020 9-11am at Coolangatta Surf Club
Saturday 12th September 2020 9-11am at Coolangatta Surf Club

Pool swims/ sign on
South Tweed Indoor Pool (TRAC)
18 Heffron St Tweed Heads

Sunday 23rd August 10am-12pm
Saturday 12th September 12pm-2pm

Our COVID-19 safe plan
  • Restricts 2 swimmers per lane
  • No spectators
  • No change rooms
  • Record of all participants entering the facility
  • We have 6 lanes so no more than 12 swimmers at one time in the facility
  • No more than 1 parent/carer per swimmer in the facility at one time
  • There are no change rooms. Participants must come dressed to swim and then change and shower at home following their swim
  • TRAC is under renovation at this stage there is only one toilet in use. This toilet is only to be used if required
  • Follow instructions of TRAC staff at all times and ensure all spectators, swimmers and CSLSC remain 1.5m physical distancing where practical inside and outside the facility
  • Provide the following details: Full name, Phone number and email for all that enter the facility(includes swimmers, spectators and CSLSC members
What to bring
  • Birth certificate for all new Nippers
  • Photo ID (drivers licence/ passport) for all new parents/guardians
  • EFTPOS will be available
  • Club Swimwear will be available to purchase

Fees
PLEASE RENEW MEMBERSHIPS ONLINE

Nipper family membership is just $195
View the complete 2020/ 2021 season membership fees.

To join simply visit the portal or follow the below steps. Call our office on (07) 5536 8474 if you experience any difficulties.

Nipper coach Daniel Homer runs free training session for all nippers who are from the under 9 age group and up. Details are posted on the nippers facebook page.

FairPlay vouchers of up to $150

For young participants to participate in local sporting activities and support families experiencing hardship as a result of COVID-19.

If you are experiencing financial hardship but don’t meet the eligibility criteria, you can seek to apply through a registered referral agent. Applications open now

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.

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)

Why it's so cool to be a nipper

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.

Why it's so cool to be a nipper

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.