Children can become a Nipper from the age of five (5) years and start learning about surf awareness and safety through our surf education programme. Glenelg Nippers are placed in Age Groups, starting at Under 6/7s (U6/7s) and run right up to Under 13s (U13s). The age group of your child is their age as on the 1st of October. i.e. If they are 9 years old on the 1st of October then they are in the Under 10s age group.

At Glenelg the emphasis is on having fun whilst developing skills. As the children get older they are able to participate in board paddling, surfing, wading, swimming, sprinting and other fun activities and games.

Practicing these skills helps develop confidence in the surf environment.

Nippers from U8s - U13s are able to test their skills against competitors from other clubs at a series of Surf Life Saving Carnivals held throughout the metropolitan area over Summer. Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) also conduct Junior Development Camps in every state as well as the National Junior Surf League & Development Programme.

Glenelg Nippers in the U13s age group will sit for their Resuscitation Certificate which leads into the Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC), which is undertaken at U14s level.

The Glenelg SLSC Youth Development Programme (Young Guns) takes over from the U14s age group to ensure an enjoyable transition from the Junior to the Senior areas of the club. This programme involves many different youth activities both around the club but will often involve activities with all clubs.

Glenelg SLSC provides the opportunity to those new to lifesaving to try out the activities through our Come-and-Try session. One dedicated free Come and Try session will take place on Saturday, 16 October 10am to 1pm in front of the Glenelg Surf Lifesaving Club. This session is for new children to try our Nipper program. Please refer to the details on this flyer COME ON AND TRY FLYER

On behalf of the Glenelg SLSC we hope that you will come and enjoy the Surf Life Saving season with OUR club!

Saturday registrations and sign on from 1.45pm for a strict 2.00pm start time 4.00pm finish for ALL

Further Information:

Junior Chairman –Simon Tunney 0438 040 379

Junior Secretary – Alison Findlay  0402 308 980


Private members only facebook group Juniors :