Junior Training Times
Saturday Nipper Training
Our nipper sessions run from Early October to mid-March:
U6/7 2.00pm to 3.45pm
U8-14 2.00pm to 4.15pm
Please arrive for 1.30pm as parents will be required to sign in before training commences and kids are asked to organise their gear in the Age Group buckets.
What to bring to the beach on Saturdays
The following items are required each week on the beach:
- High-viz vest
- Long Sleeve Protective Top
- Wide-Brimmed Protective Hat
- Sun Block (please ensure applied to children before arrival on beach)
- Goggles (optional)
- Water in a Bottle (please no other drinks)
Age Group Managers will have tubs for water. Please have a bag for all other items.
If you child is competing in carnivals, they will require the South Port Competition Cap and Club compliant uniforms.
As well as the above, please also note SLSA Policy requires high visibility vest to be worn for ALL water sessions. Your child’s safety is paramount to us.
NO VEST = LONG REST
Times for training
Board training: Mon/Wed 5.15pm for a 5.30pm start.
Pool training: Tuesdays 7-8pm
Under 14’s are welcome to train with seniors on Mon/Wed/Fri 5pm and Sun morning at 10am
Purpose of Training
Details for Board Training, Swim Training, Carnivals and other activities will be communicated through your Age Group Managers and Junior Coach.
In line with Duty of Care, each child that attends the Nipper Group must have a parent/guardian present for the whole duration of any Surf Life Saving event or training. A parent/guardian can appoint a proxy of care in consultation with the Junior Coach or Age Group Manager; however this person must be a financial member of SPSLSC. This includes Saturday Nipper Training, Board Training, Pool Training at Noarlunga Pool, Carnivals and any other event.
Unfortunately, if a child does not have a parent/guardian on the beach then they will be asked to sit out of all activities.
National Extreme Weather Policy
Nippers run no matter what the weather and we will modify training programs to suit. On a superhot day we can spend more time in the water, on a wet and windy day we can work on resuscitation or first aid in the Clubrooms.
Sun Smart Policy
South Port and Surf Life Saving Australia strongly recommend sun protection during all SLSA activities. It is the responsibility of all SLSA members to us all protective equipment provided (hats, sunscreen, shade structures, sunglasses etc) and adopt sun safe practices (re-applying sunscreen, minimising time outdoors during peak UV times).
South Port provides shade structures at all activities for use by our Nippers. We would ask that parents/guardians supply their own structures and all children bring sun block. You will be asked to leave an area if our Nippers are being left in the sun.
Further details of the policy can be found on the https://sls.com.au website under Members/Public Download/Governance.