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Nipper Rescue Certificate (NRC)           

The aim of this course is to provide members with the skills and knowledge of basic water-safety and surf awareness. The NRC members enable our Woodside Nippers sessions to run in a safe and supportive capacity motivating our Woodside Nipper participants to feel safe and secure while they explore and perform their activities in the water.

The NRC is recommended for members, predominantly parents or grandparents that would like to assist and be involved with water-safety at the Woodside Nippers sessions, carnivals and competitions.



Candidates need to be:

  • Comfortable in typical surf conditions experienced at the club
  • Competent ocean swimmers
  • A current SLSWA club member
  • Be 18 years old or over

Course Delivery

Course length estimated at 3 hours (dependant on group size and prior knowledge/abilities).


  • Understand Nipper water safety policies and procedures and the roles and responsibilities of the NRC holder
  • Manual handling & OSH requirements as per SRC requirements
  • Surf awareness as per SRC requirements and ability to recognise suitable beach zones for Nipper activities
  • 200m Ocean Swim - Time frame of 6 minutes
  • Aquatic rescue with a rescue tube
  • Signals

Proficiency Requirements

To maintain currency, members who hold an NRC will need to undergo an annual proficiency test incorporating:

  • 200m Ocean Swim in 6 minutes
  • A tube rescue
  • Demonstration of signals