Welcome to Eimeo Nippers

Go to: Nippers Handbook

The main aim of the Nippers Program is to learn about surf awareness and safety through a fun-filled Surf Lifesaving Education program and to develop future lifesavers for the Club.  Our nipper kids participate in board paddling, wading, swimming, running and other activities and games to develop and enhance essentials lifesaving skills.  Our nipper kids are taught from the youngest age group to respect the surf, read the surf and use the surf to their advantage. We also have our Albatross Nippers Program.

Nipper Days are the foundation on which we build our basic surf and competition skills along with awards and accreditations such as Basic Resuscitation and the Surf Rescue Certificate.  The skills developed through the nipper program allows nipper children to compete in Club, regional and State carnivals.

 Nippers is for children from 5 years to 13 years of age and is held on Sundays 8.30am – 11am from August. All age groups are determined by a child’s age at 30th September.

Each age group has an Age Manager. The Age Manager is responsible for the education, training and organisation of their age group.

The coaches of water and beach activities provide the teaching and coaching of skills to the nippers and have overall control of the mid-week training sessions.  Water safety officers provide the mandatory and necessary safety requirements the Club must provide in order to carry out the Nippers sessions and weekly training sessions.

Our nipper program is only made possible by the incredibly generous and tireless efforts of our volunteers – Age Managers, Coaches, Water Safety, and all our other helpers.  As a voluntary organisation, we rely heavily on the active involvement of parents.  There are many ways parents can be involved, and as the saying goes – many hands make light work.  If you are interested in helping out, feel free to speak to your Age Manager or come and see me – we are always grateful and pleased to see people willing to throw their hat in the ring and lend a hand.

Nippers Handbook