Nippers FAQ

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

Your child must have turned 5 by 30 September 2020. Unfortunately, due to Surf Lifesaving Australia requirements, there are no exceptions. Note that for the 2020 – 2021 season, there will be no U6 intake in the Waverley Beaches Lifesaving Clubs. If your child falls into this age range please revisit this site next season. Our apologies – we would have loved to take in your child in this age group, but with COVID restrictions, it is simply not feasible this season.

Am I able to redeem my Active Kids Voucher for Nippers?

Yes – Please have the voucher number ready when you start the online registration for your child.  As soon as you go onto the payment screen you will be asked for the voucher number.  If you exit from the payment screen because you haven’t got it – you will not be given the option to enter the voucher again.

What age group will my child be in?

A Nipper’s age group will depend on their date of birth. The 2020 – 2021 age group birth date range:
U6 – NO U6 Intake for 2020-2021 season
U7 – born between 1 October 2012 – 30 September 2013 (6 by 30/09/20)
U8 – born between 1 October 2011 – 30 September 2012 (7 by 30/09/20)
U9 – born between 1 October 2010 – 30 September 2011 (8 by 30/09/20)
U10 – born between 1 October 2009 – 30 September 2010 (9 by 30/09/20)
U11 – born between 1 October 2008 – 30 September 2009 (10 by 30/09/20)
U12 – born between 1 October 2007 – 30 September 2008 (11 by 30/09/20)
U13 – born between 1 October 2006 – 30 September 2007 (12 by 30/09/20)
U14 – born between 1 October 2005 – 30 September 2006 (13 by 30/09/20)

When does Nippers start?

The first nippers for the 2020/21 season is Sunday, 18th October 2020. The season finishes on Sunday,  14th March 2021. There is a break over Christmas. Please refer to the Calendar for details.

What time does my child start on Sunday?

How much does Nippers cost?

The annual fee is $125 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 2020 – 2021 season?

Under 6 Girls – There will be no U6 Girls due to COVID this year
Under 6 Boys – There will be no U6 Girls due to COVID this year
Under 7 Girls – Gold
Under 7 Boys – Green
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?

For the 2020 – 2021 Season, a pool swim proficiency is not required. We will be performing swim proficiencies in the ocean in the first 2 weeks of Nippers (conditions allowing).

Have a question we haven’t answered? 

Please email your age manager in the first instance with any questions that aren’t answered here. In the event that you are unable to get your question answered, please reach out to Kerrie, the club’s Nipper Manager at: nippers@northbondisurfclub.com