WHAT IS NIPPERS?

 

Nippers is an exciting recreational and educational program for 5-13 year old kids with a keen interest in being active and safe around water.

 

Brighton Life Saving Club program is not just about learning life saving skills. It is about learning to fully appreciate the beach and the water, developing friendships, being part of a club and the whole community.

 

It is also about getting kids outdoors and keeping them active. Nippers can be the start of a lifelong journey with a wide range of programs that provide pathways into becoming a lifesaver in the future.

currently has approximately 250 nippers, cadets and YIPS (Youth Involvement Program) in its membership.

 

The age groups are broken up according to the following DOB cut offs:

 

JELLYFISH (Under 6)Must be 5 years old at 30th SeptBorn between 1st Oct 2012 - 30 Sept 2013
DOLPHINS (Under 7) Must be 6 years old at 30th SeptBorn between 1st Oct 2011 - 30th Sept 2012
STINGRAYS (Under 8)Must be 7 years old at 30th SeptBorn between 1st Oct 2010 - 30th Sept 2011
SEALS (Under 9)Must be 8 years old at 30th SeptBorn between 1st Oct 2009 - 30th Sept 2010 
SHARKS (Under 10)Must be 9 years old at 30th SeptBorn between 1st Oct 2008 - 30th Sept 2009
ORCAS (Under 11)Must be 10 years old at 30th SeptBorn between 1st Oct 2007 - 30th Sept 2008
ROOKIES (Under 12)Must be 11 years old at 30th SeptBorn between 1st Oct 2006 - 30th Sept 2007 
ALL STARS (Under 13)Must be 12 years old at 30th SeptBorn between 1st Oct 2005 - 30th Sept 2006
CADETS (Under 14)Must be 13 years old at 30th Sept Born between 1st Oct 2004 - 30th Sept 2005 

 

Due to safety and insurance concerns, Nippers MUST participate within the correct age group. They are not allowed to participate in a group above their age, irrespective of their ability.

 

Children who are not yet 5 years of age by the 30th September, are not allowed to participate in the program until they turn 5 as directed by Lifesaving Victoria.

 

Cadets is for 13-15 year olds.

YIPS is for 15-18 year olds with YIPS also becoming Nipper leaders and undertaking patrol duties.

 

Brighton Life Saving Club currently has approximately 280 Nippers, Cadets and YIPS (Youth Involvement Program) in it's membership.

 

WHEN IS NIPPERS?

Our program runs from Mid November through to late February on Friday evenings over two sessions of 5pm and 6pm, stopping over the Christmas break. Any changes to the program are communicated via email, SMS and on the Facebook page.

 

 

  2018/2019 NIPPER SEASON DATES

- 23/11/18 (First night & Proficiency Swim)

- 30/11/18

- 7/12/18   (Proposed Pizza Night)

- 14/12/18

 

Christmas break and School Holidays

 

- 1/2/19     (First night back for 2019)

- 8/2/19

- 15/2/19

- 22/2/19

- 1/3/19     (Club Champs)

- 15/3/19   (Proposed Pizza Night)

 

*Note, there is no Nipper beach program this night. It is just the presentation and Nipper Disco. 

 

 

All members over the age of 18, including parents of Nippers, must have a current 'Working with Children Check' (WWCC) with BLSC listed on it.