Nippers is a beach education program that introduces children aged 5 to 14 years to lifesaving.
Nipper Education Programs are delivered at Life Saving Clubs across Victoria throughout summer. The program is about children participating in safe, fun and organised activities in a beach environment; preparing them to be future lifesavers.
The Nipper Education Program caters for all manner of experience and skill levels of participants. The emphasis is focused on fun and education, regardless of development stages to ensure experiences are positive and affirmative. It is important to recognise that young people have varying learning abilities that need to be catered for throughout all programs.
Activities have been designed to progressively develop the essential skills of Nippers as they move through each age group. The lessons are presented in an easy to follow manner to ensure they can be delivered by all Age Managers regardless of experience.
In Victoria we have over 10,500 Nippers aged between 5 and 14 years that hit our beaches as part of the Nipper Education Program each summer. This equates to approximately 32% of our total membership and continues to grow steadily.
Victoria’s 57 Life Saving Clubs are a wonderful setting for Nipper Education and Youth Development and from the age of five (5) kids can access our lifesaving programs. These programs develop their skills in lifesaving and day to day life whilst being able to make lots of new friends along the way.
Nippers is a key initiative of the lifesaving movement and its continuous success is of vital importance to the growth of Victorian Life Saving Clubs. We thank you for your contributions and the continued support to develop our Victorian youth members.