Nippers Information

Nippers is a great way for children to make friends, be active and enjoy the beach in a safe environment.  Nippers is a national program designed for 7 -13 year olds (as at 1 October 2021) and is structured to gradually teach kids surf awareness and basic lifesaving skills required to be safe around water.

After participating in the program, children will have an awareness of beach hazards such as waves and rips and also have a basic knowledge of resuscitation and first aid.

As the Nippers program is designed to teach lifesaving skills and safety around the beach, we strongly encourage all parents of children with limited swimming ability to enrol them in swimming lessons first.  All children will need to complete a swim assessment as part of the first Nippers lesson each season.

The Apollo Bay SLSC Nipper Surf Education Program offers Nipper places each summer and each year they book out quickly. Please see below for registration information.

For further information on the Nippers program contact Tim De Young, Junior Association Director at

Nippers 2021

After a difficult 2020 with minimal programs and restrictions on access to the club Apollo Bay SLSC are pleased to announce that a full Nippers program is back for 2021.  We look forward to seeing you all and we welcome our new Junior Association Director – Tim De Young.

The Apollo Bay SLSC is only able to offer programs with the assistance of many volunteers.  Parental/Guardian help is essential to ensure that the program continues and remains affordable to families and we welcome all offers of assistance. If you would like to get involved, we would love to hear from you.

Note: The Parent/Guardian Junior Handbook contains detailed information on the nippers program, please have a read prior to commencement of the program.

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Note: Nippers registrations are not able to be processed on Collection Day.

Parent/Guardian Junior Handbook