Nippers

Tugun SLSC Junior Nippers

 

Welcome to Tugun Junior Life Saving or as it is better known, Tugun Nippers. Junior Activities of Surf Life Saving have been operating in Queensland since 1965 and now boast one of the largest membership totals.

The Junior Activities (Nippers) has become one of the most successful children’s development and sporting programs within Australia. Nippers shall be of a minimum age of 5 years and up to a maximum age of 13 years (ages a outlined below).

Nippers start learning about Surf Life Saving and Surf Awareness through the Surf Ed program.Emphasis is on participation and fun. The program of activities include surf safety, board paddling, board rescue, beach activities, basic resuscitation and first aid.Nippers is designed to provide an educational experience in a wide range of subjects and skills within the aquatic/marine environment and to prepare junior members for eventual transition to the marine/ aquatic patrol environment of the senior movement.

The Program aims to promote the spirit of camaraderie and citizenship within the community.Our club conducts these activities each Sunday morning from 8:00am to 12:00pm during the months from September to March with some limited activities throughout the winter season. Through these activities members participate in Intra-Club, Inter-Club, Branch and State.

We have appointed a Board Coach and conduct board training activities for the older age groups throughout the week and on Saturday mornings.

Age Groups

Under 6 – 01 October 2010 to 30 September 2011

Under 7 – 01 October 2009 to 30 September 2010

Under 8 – 01 October 2008 to 30 September 2009

Under 9 – 01 October 2007 to 30 September 2008

Under 10 – 01 October 2006 to 30 September 2007

Under 11 – 01 October 2005 to 30 September 2006

Under 12 – 01 October 2004 to 30 September 2005

Under 13 – 01 October 2003 to 30 September 2004

Under 14 – 01 October 2002 to 30 September 2003

Under 15 – 01 October 2001 to 30 September 2002

Assessments and Competencies

Age Preliminary Assessment (minimum distances) Competency Test (minimum distances) Surf Education Award
Under 6 Kick on wall with face in the water & 30 second float Surf Play 1
Under 7 Torpedo (push off wall) with face in the water & 30 second float Surf Play 2
Under 8 25 metre swim (any stroke)1 minute survival float Run – Wade – Run(25m – 25m – 25m) Surf Aware 1
Under 9 50 metre swim (any stroke)1 minute survival float Run – Swim – Run(50m – 50m – 50m) Surf Aware 2
Under 10 50 metre swim (freestyle)1.5 minute survival float Run – Swim – Run(50m – 50m – 50m) Surf Safety 1
Under 11 100 metre swim (freestyle)2 minute survival float Run – Swim – Run(50m – 100m – 50m) Surf Safety 2
Under 12 100 metre swim (freestyle)2 minute survival float Run – Swim – Run(50m – 100m – 50m) Surf Smart 1
Under 13 150 metre swim (freestyle)3 minute survival float Run – Swim – Run(100m – 100m – 100m) Surf Smart 2Resuscitation Certirficate
Under 14 200 metre swim (freestyle) in less than 5 minutes3 minute survival float Run – Swim – Run(100m – 100m – 100m) Surf Rescue Certificate

 

In closing it is a great way to spend Sunday morning in a friendly enjoyable atmosphere.

Yours in lifesaving,

Garna Dowling

0405 932 266

Junior Activities Chairman – 2016-2017