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       Woodside Nippers Program

The Woodside Nippers program at Alkimos Surf Life Saving Club is for children aged 5 to 13 years and is an activity that provides members with a wide range of opportunities, including physical activity, surf awareness, beach safety and fun, as well as the skills necessary to effectively negotiate the surf.  

Surf Life Saving Western Australia has developed a comprehensive training program for Nippers. The content is tailored to each age group, and the program is based on participatory evaluation and not assessed on competence. In other words, children need only be actively involved in each of the lessons to be eligible for the award. Again, the emphasis is on fun.

It is essential that Woodside Nippers can swim confidently as the Club does not provide swimming lessons. There are strict minimum standards for swimming set down by SLSA (Surf Life Saving Australia) which must be met for the safety of the Nipper.

Woodside Nipper age groups are divided into age groups from U6's to U13's. The age group is determined by their age at midnight on 30th September each year.

Sunday morning Woodside Nippers activities commence at 8:55am. Parents and Children should assemble about 5 minutes prior to this time on the area in front of the clubhouse at their age group coloured flag. It is expected that Woodside Nipper events finish approximately at 10:00am for the U6 & U7's and all other Age Groups approximately 11:00am.

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ALKIMOS SLSC Nipper Facebook Groups

Our individual Woodside Nippers Facebook age group pages are for Nipper Group Families only. Join your private group to socialise, share photos and keep up to date with rosters and other activities information.

The Woodside Nippers curriculum is comprised of 4 key learning areas.

Surf Awareness
Not only are surf skills required in conquering conditions, but a knowledge of where the dangers are and how to read the surf are essential ingredients in keeping safe at the beach.

Individual Safety
This deals with recognising potential risks that we all face when visiting the beach, and in life in general.

Lifesaving Skills
This learning area starts to introduce our Nippers to the role we hope they undertake as they grow and develop into future lifesavers.

Surf Sport Skills
Nippers learn a variety of skills to help them develop confidence and introduce them to surf life saving’s various surf sport events, such as swimming, board racing, and beach flags, to name a few.

                            Woodside Nippers 2022/2023 Season

The Season commences on Sunday 29th October 2023 and runs until the end of March 2024. We do have a break over the Christmas period. Members are to meet at the Surf Club 8:30am for a 9:00 am start on the first day of Nipper.