Junior Weekly Report

So Nippers isn’t all about Surf Sports.

When we get the chance, like Saturday with the cooler temp, we also teach what we call Surf Ed.  Here we see some Under 7’s and Under 8’s learning about D.R.S.A.B.C.D. (that’s Danger, Response, Send (for help), Airway, Breathing, Compressions, and Defibrillation).

Surf Ed is taught at different levels depending on the Age Group with a view for our Under 13’s to be ready to complete their Surf Rescue Certificate training at 14 years of age. Once completed they are ready to join a patrol group and be eligible to provide water cover for Junior carnivals and training.

A huge thanks to Brad Tunbridge for running these very valuable Surf Ed sessions on Saturday.

It’s worth noting any students who are Club Members and have completed a Surf Rescue Certificate or Bronze Medallion can have these awards recognised by registering them with their school VET Coordinator to gain SACE credits. See the following for more information Surf Life Saving and SACE.pdf


Board Training

The Hot Weather Policy has been invoked and Board training has been cancelled this Friday 19th January.

Please ensure that your child’s contact details (mobile and E-mail) in the Surf Life Saving SA Members Portal are up to date as this is how we confirm changes.


Nippers Training – Will go ahead as usual, however if the forecast changes more information will be released.


Post Training BBQ – U13’s

BBQ after training this week to be run by the U13’s, with volunteers required as usual.


Swim Training

Reminder that on Wednesday nights there is a weekly Nipper Swim Training session at Largs Bay Swim Center. This session is specifically for Nippers to increase their confidence and stamina for their ocean swims. It is available for U8’s to U13’s that are already competent swimmers. It is not a learn to swim class.

Training Starts at 7pm till 8pm, Cost is $4


Nipperthon 2018 – 28th January


West Beach is running its yearly Nipperthon on Sunday 28th January from 9am. Nipperthon is an Ironman style event open to Age Groups U’9s – 13’s with separate events for both individuals and teams of 2-3.  Registration is required. More information and to resister use following link. SLSSA Nipperthon ’18


Branch Finale – 3rd February


The branch series carnivals will culminate in a finale on 3rd February at Southport SLSC.  This Carnival will see the Branches compete against each other.  That’s right, we’ll be on the same side as Grange, West Beach, Henly, and North Haven.  Competitors from each Branch will be issued with a Branch Cap to compete in and to identify the different teams.

Please let your Age Group Manager know this weekend if you want to nominate.  You ae required to have competed in a State Carnival this season (Pt Noarlunga or Glenelg) as well as one of the two branch carnivals to be eligible. Unfortunately, this Finale is restricted to the U9 to U14 Age Groups. Training will continue as usual at Semaphore on this day for U7’s and U8’s.

The proposed schedule for this carnival is:

More information to follow


Junior Carnival 3 – Normanville – 11th February

Our 3rd Junior Carnival for 2018 is located at Normanville on 11th of February. The preliminary event schedule has been released and is provided below for your information.  Please let your Age Group Manager if you will be available to compete at this Carnival.  More information will be provided as it becomes available

As many families choose to stay at or around Normanville for the weekend, training on Saturday 10th February for U8’s to U13’s will be at Normanville SLSC. Time TBC.


Upcoming Notable Dates

28 Jan         –        SLSSA Nipperthon – West Beach

3 Feb           –        Branch Carnival Finale – Southport

10 Feb        –        U8 – U13 Junior Training – Normanville

11 Feb        –        Junior Carnival – Normanville

24 Feb         –        Junior Qualifying – Grange

10/11 Mar           –    Junior State Championships – Glenelg

TBC            –        Junior Presentation Day


See you on the beach!!


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