Junior Skills Development Program 2020/2021

Apollo Bay Surf Life Saving Club are very pleased to announce that we will be running a COVID altered Junior Skills Development Program.  This is not Nippers or Competition Squad.

As the Clubhouse is unavailable for First Aid and Surf Theory we will be doing all of your favourite beach activities in a COVID safe manner.  Surf skills and awareness will still be taught and improved in a more practical way.

Because of COVID restrictions there will be no new members.  Also no Under 8’s this year as the issue of ‘one on one’ safety ratios is required.

An Expression of Interest form will be posted in the next few days.  You can book one, two, three, four all all five sessions.  The cost will be $10 per session.

Under 9 / Under 10 / Under 11 / Under 12 / Under 13 / Under 14

Session Days: 29 December, 31 December, 4 January, 5 January, 7 January


Click Here To Register

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 6 -13 year olds (as at 1 October 2019) 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.

The Nipper program is run entirely by volunteers who give up their holiday time to run this program. Parental help is essential to ensure that the program continues and remains affordable to families and we welcome all offers of assistance.

Parent Junior Handbook


For further information contact the Junior Co-ordinators:

Nic Lister – Nipper Coordinator

Travis Minns – Nipper Coordinator