Nippers FAQ

How old does my child need to be to join Nippers?

Your child must have turned 5 by 30 September 2017. Unfortunately, due to Surf Lifesaving Australia requirements, there are no exceptions.

What age group will my child be in?

A Nipper’s age group will depend on their date of birth. The 2017/18 the age group birth date range:

  • U6 – born between 1 October 2011 – 30 September 2012
  • U7 – 1 October 2010 – 30 September 2011
  • U8 – 1 October 2009 – 30 September 2010
  • U9 – 1 October 2008 – 30 September 2009
  • U10 – 1 October 2007 – 30 September 2008
  • U11 – 1 October 2006 – 30 September 2007
  • U12 – 1 October 2005 – 30 September 2006
  • U13 – 1 October 2004 – 30 September 2005
  • U14 – 1 October 2003 – 30 September 2004
When does Nippers start?

The first nippers for the 2017/18 season is Sunday 8th October 2017.

The season finishes on Sunday 18 March 2018. There is a break over Christmas. Please refer to the Calendar for details.

What time on Sunday is Nippers?

8:00am – Under 6, Under 7, Under 8, Under 13 and Under 14

9:00am – Under 9, Under 10, Under 11, Under 12

How much does Nippers cost?

The annual fee is $100 per child, plus a once off $50 building levy for new registrations.

What do I receive as part of my registration?

All Nippers receive a high visibility rash shirt on the first day of Nippers.

What do Nippers need to wear?

All Nippers wear their high visibility rash vest, nipper cap and swimming costume (North Bondi swimmers are not compulsory but highly encouraged).

What colour Nipper cap does my child wear during the 2017/18 season?

Under 6 Girls: Gold

Under 6 Boys: Green

Under 7 Girls: Red

Under 7 Boys: Blue

Under 8 – Under 14: Red, Brown and White Club Competition Cap

Does my child need to complete a pool swim proficiency if they did one last year?

Yes. A pool swim proficiency needs to be done every year for every age group from Under 8 and up. If your swim coach is able, please get them to sign the certificate (here is a link).

Having your coach fill out the form means you will not need to attend Tivoli Swim School on Saturday 2nd September from 10.15 am – 12.15 pm.

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