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2019/20 Calendar
Club Program Dates Contact
Altona LSC 20/10/2019 – 23/02/2020 Aaron Hunt – Junior Development Manager membership@altonalsc.com.au
Times: Sunday mornings 9.45am – 12.00pm
Altona Website: Please see our website for all details on registration, training sessions and more information.
Nippers registrations are open to new members from 1st September 2019. Places are limited so please register early to avoid disappointment. A great Nippers program requires lots of help to run, so preference will be given to parents volunteering in Age Manager, Assistant Age Manager or Water Safety roles – no experience is required as we will train and support you!
Angelsea SLSC 27/12/2019 – 12/01/2020 Matt Keenan – Nipper Coordinator 03 5263 1107 info@angleseaslsc.org.au
Times: 27th, 29th, 30th, 31st December 9.30am – 11.30am, 2nd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 12th January 9.30am – 11.30am
Angelsea SLSC Website: Please see our website for all details on registration, training sessions and more information.
Parents and Nippers must be financial members of the Anglesea SLSC prior to Nippers registrations, which will close on 1st December.
Our Summer Program including 9 sessions following Christmas is conducted from 9.30am – 11.30am. The Nippers Program includes Starfish Nippers – a modified nipper program for children and young adults with a disability and Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC). Junior Competition Training (Dolphins) runs from November through to February every year.
Apollo Bay SLSC 28/12/2018 – 06/01/2019 Thom Cookes / Karen Cookes – Junior Coordinator 0418 543 734 nippers.abslsc@gmail.com
Times: Refer Website for details as the holiday program changes daily
Apollo Bay Website: Please see our website for all details on registration, training sessions and more information.
Apollo Bay only has a Nippers holiday program. Six lessons plus a club champs between 28 Dec 2018 and 06 Jan 2019. Sessions are in the mornings. Sessions are not every day.
Aspendale LSC  24/11/2019 – 22/03/2020 Bradley Smith – Junior Activities Coordinator  0409 199 937 bradley.smith8@gmail.com
Times: Sunday mornings 10:30am – 11:45am (Sign in from 10:15). Nipper development squad also runs a session on Wednesday nights during the season.
Aspendale LSC Website: Please see our website for all details on registration, training sessions and more information. Our Open Day is Sunday 20th October from 2-4pm. Other social, training opportunities throughout the Summer.
Bancoora SLSC  Dec 10 & 17, Jan 7, 14, 21, 28, Feb 4, 11, 18, 25 Rick Werner  0407 868 895 rwerner2@bigpond.com
Times: Nippers Sunday 10:30 – 12:30 (U8-U14), 10:30 – 11:30 (U6-U7)
Bancoora SLSC Website: Please see our website for all details on registration, training sessions and more information.First session and Come & Try Day Sunday Dec 10th. Please contact us if coming for the first time. Mozzies U6 & U7 runs for 60 min. Introduction to Nippers, based on fun and games with limited water activities. Young Guns 14 to 18 age
Barwon Heads/13th Beach SLSC Full season: 4/11/18 – 4/3/19 PLUS Holiday Program: 27-30th December 2-5th January Ashleigh Baker – Nipper and Junior Development Coordinator 0408 981 389 nippers@13thbeachslsc.asn.au
Times: Full season: Every Sunday 10:30-12pm. Holiday Program: 9:30 – 1pm
Barwon Heads/13th Beach SLSC Website: Please see our website
Beaumaris LSC  11/11/2017 – 04/03/2018 Vaughan Furniss 0487 224 464 blscsecretary@gmail.com
Times: Sessions Friday evenings 5:00pm to 6:30pm (up till Christmas) and Saturday afternoons 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Black Rock LSC 10/11/2018 -16/02/2019, program breaks for Christmas Justine Birchall – Junior Manager 0400 575 198 juniors@brlsc.org.au
Times: General Nippers – Saturday 12:30-2:00pm, Additional Sport training U8-U14 Thursday 6:30-7:30pm
Black Rock LSC Website:  For further information and registration visit our website www.brlsc.org.auAt Black Rock we also run an active cadet program for teenagers, in addition to a friendly competition team in all age groups from nippers, cadets, young adults, parents and masters. New members welcome, contact membership@brlsc.org.au
Bonbeach LSC 15/11/2019 – 13/12/2019 then 10/01/2020 – 27/03/2020 Dawn Walterfang 0417 100 701 nippers@bonbeachlsc.com.au
Times: Fridays from 6pm til Sunset
Bonbeach LSC Website: Please see our website for more information. Family Friendly Small Club!
Brighton LSC 22/11/2019 – 13/3/2020 Jess Desylva 0400 893 932 jessicamdesylva@gmail.com
Times: Friday 5.00pm to 7:00pm
Brighton LSC Website: Please see our website for more information.
Cape Paterson SLSC James Weston / Ray Rust nipper.delegate@cpslsc.org.au
Carrum SLSC 09/11/2019-14/03/2020 Rik Price – Junior Coordinator 0407 780 601 junior-coordinator@carrumslsc.com
Times: Saturday mornings 10.30 am to 12:00 noon
Carrum SLSC Website: Please see our website for more information and please email to request a full season program.
Chelsea Longbeach SLSC 10/11/2018 – 30/03/2019 Russell Davidson – Junior Coordinator 0409 948 268 russell.davidson@haileybury.vic.edu.au
Times: Saturday afternoons. 2.15pm – 3.45pm
Chelsea Longbeach SLSC Website: Please see our website. Chelsea provides a warm and welcoming environment for all ages of children. All age groups are held at the same time allowing for a wonderful family atmosphere. Parents are encouraged to involve themselves in the program and enjoy the company of others afterwards.
Dromana Bay LSC  Saturday January 5th 2019 – Saturday February 23rd Matthew Barker 03 5981 4982 dromanabay@gmail.com
Times: 8 week program each Saturday morning 9.30 – 11.00 am
Dromana Bay LSC Website: Please see our website. A water safety program designed for all children with a focus on fun and skill development.
Edithvale LSC 24/11/2019 – 01/03/2020 John Nightingale 0418 356 168 jni46753@bigpond.net.au
Times: Sunday Mornings 10:00am – 12:00pm
Edithvale LSC Website: Please see our website. Please note there is a Christmas break from 15th December 2019 to 12th Jan 2020
Elwood LSC  06/11/2016-19/03/2017 Crystal Janoesek 0428 169 258 nippers@elwoodlsc.com.au
Times: Sunday 10am – 11:30am
Fairhaven SLSC 27/12/2019 – 05/01/2020 Kirstin Charlesworth– Coordinator 0409 644 435 nippers@fairhavenslsc.org
Times: 10-12 noon, main sessions, other times TBA
Fairhaven SLSC Website: Friday, 27 December Session 1 (10am-noon); Saturday, 28 December Session 2 (10am-noon); Sunday, 29 December Session 3 (10am-noon); Monday, 30 December Session 4 (10am-noon); Tuesday, 31 December Session 5 (10am-noon); Wednesday, 1 January Door Knock; Thursday, 2 January Lorne Shield (times TBA); Friday, 3 January Cosy Corner; Saturday, 4 January Session 6 (10am-noon); Sunday, 5 January Club Champs (time TBA, am) / Tim Gates (pm)
Further details on Fairhaven website.
Frankston LSC Tracey Cester 0414 875 562 nippers@fransktonlsc.com.au 
Times: Nipper sessions are Friday afternoon 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Gunnamatta SLSC  27/12/2017 – 21/01/2018 Mitch Graham 0457 414 958 mitch.graham@gprconsulting.net.au
Times: For more information please visit our website.
Half Moon Bay SLSC  10/10/2018 – 20/02/2019 Katie Wells & Karl Russell 0417 511 600 – Katie
0408 589 550 – Karl
Times: Wednesday afternoon 4:30pm – 5:30pm  (Under 7 – 10); 5:15pm – 6:30pm (Under 11 – 13)
Hampton LSC  17/11/18-23/3/19 Peter Hetherington – Director of Junior Activities  0438 775 574 juniors@hlsc.org.au
Times: Saturday afternoon 3:00pm – 4:30pm.
Hampton Website: Please see our website. Nipper Program: Age 5-13 – Water safety, confidence, fun, fitness and friends
Junior Leaders: Age 12-17 – Patrolling, leadership skills, social activities and life skills
Starfish Nippers: Age 6+ – Activities based program catering for children with special needs and diff-abilities
Inverloch SLSC 27/12/2017-07/01/2018 Lucy Chambers/Peter Cresswell 0431462887/0413756464 nippers@islsc.org.au
Times: Summer Program from 9:30am to 12:30pm
Inverloch SLSC Website: Please see our website. Nipper Champs & Presentation: 6th Jan 2018. Venus Bay Carnival: 7th Jan 2018.
Jan Juc SLSC 13/10/2019-09/03/2020 Kate Walsh 0413 319 147 nippers@janjucsurfclub.com.au
Times: Sunday mornings 9:30-11:30am (from October) and Wednesday evening 5:15-6:30pm (from December)
Jan Juc Website: Jan Juc SLSC run a Weekly Nipper program from October to March held at Jan Juc beach and the Torquay front beach (depending on conditions). We also run a Summer Holiday Program in late December and early January. Please see our website for further information.
Kennett River SLSC Geoff Tresidder 0425 712 886 tresfam@optusnet.com.au
Lakes Entrance SLS  03/12/2017 – 18/04/2018 Lindy Bills and Carmel Thomson 0400 561 283 gbbjbills@bigpond.com
Times: Sunday mornings 10:00am – 12:00noon. Please see our website.
Lorne SLSC  28/12/2019 – 06/01/2020 Jo Pincus nippers@lornesurfclub.com.au
Times: Mornings – 9:30am – 11am
Lorne SLSC Website: Please see our website for more information
Mallacoota SLSC 18/12/2017 to 20/12/2017 Simon Berry -President 0438 522 091 berry.simon.p@edumail.vic.gov.au
Times: 9am to 12:30pm
This Nippers program is run in conjunction with the local school Mallacoota P-12 College. Accessing all children before summer.
Mentone LSC 10/11/2019 – 15/03/2020 Greg Schmidt 0428 027 577 gregoryschmidt@yahoo.com
Times: Sunday morning 10am – 11:30am
Mentone LSC Website: In addition to Sunday Nipper Sessions we also have:
* Monday night pool swims for parent and Nippers
* Additional training sessions throughout the week (summer and winter)
* Mentoring options for U14+ to help with Nippers, Patrol and Coaching.
Mildura LSC  01/12/2018-10/03/2019  Dennis McLaughlan  nippers@milduralifesaving.com
Times: 9:00am – 11:30am
Mildura Website: Please see our website www.facebook.com/milduralifesavingclub for additional program information. The nippers program is a unique opportunity for families to get involved in the only Australian Inland Life Saving Club(Murray River). We are hoping for clubs to attend our second Carnival the March Long weekend 9th-10th March 2019. Our club is next door to Apex Caravan Park, so it is set up for families.
Mordialloc LSC 1st Nipper Day – Sunday 11th November 2018 Jonathan Holt – Director of Youth Development 0410551050 nippers@mlsc.com.au
Times: Sunday Mornings 10.15am – 11.45am. Nipper board development training Thursday night’s 5.00 – 6.00pm during the season
Mordialloc LSC Website: Please see our website for additional information. Registration Day – Sunday 28th October 2018
Mornington LSC 17/11/2019 – 23/02/2020 Damian Brice– Junior Coordinator 0403 663 342 admin@morningtonlsc.com.au
Times: Sunday 10am to noon
Mornington LSC Website: Please see our website for further details. Located on Mills Beach, 1km north of the Mornington Pier, our Nipper program will be run on Sundays, with a number of Friday twilight sessions being held, so both competing and non competing nippers can participate in their weekly training. We encourage new families to join the Mornington Life Saving Club, where we foster a family friendly and supportive atmosphere, a safe learning environment for children to develop life survival and leadership skills, and provide an opportunity to participate in carnivals where sportsmanship and teamwork is paramount.
Mount Martha LSC 09/11/2018-01/03/2019 Ange Iliopoulos – Junior Director 0409 821 836 juniordirector@mmlsc.com.au
Times: Friday evenings U6-U8 6-7pm & U9-U14 6-7.30pm
Mount Martha LSC Website: Please see our website for further details on registration, training sessions and more information.
Ocean Grove SLSC  27/12/2017 – 07/01/2018 Darren Ball 0413 600 344 darrenball37@bigpond.com
Times: Full program information can be found at www.oceangroveslsc.asn.au
Point Leo SLSC  27/12/19 – 12/01/20 Sarah-Jo Mason  0417 220 556 nippers@pointleoslsc.com.au
Times: Friday 27th December 2019 Sunday 29th December 2019 Tuesday 31st December 2019 Thursday 2nd January 2020 Sunday 5th January 2020 Tuesday 7th January 2020 Thursday 9th January 2020 Friday 10th January 2020 Sunday 12th January 2020

Cubs ( U7-U10) 8:30am-10:30am, Lions (U11-U14) 10:30am – 12:30pm

Point Leo SLSC Website: Please see our website.  Point Leo SLSC has over 500 Junior members (Nippers) participate in the club Junior Surf Lifesaving Program (JSLP) from late December to mid-January each year. Around 100 of these juniors continue on with competitive training and compete in the State Championship carnival.

Junior Surf Sports Program (JSSP) runs every Tuesday and Sunday from October until the Junior Surf Lifesaving Program (JSLP) starts in late December. It then continues after the JSLP finishes until March. There is also an optional training session on Tuesday at 5:30pm during the JSLP.

The program is designed for any Nipper who wants to improve their skills and fitness, have fun, and participate in Junior carnivals.

Point Lonsdale SLSC  27/12/18-5/01/2019 Richard Howden – VP Youth and Leadership Development 0448 568 158 vpyld@pointlonsdaleslsc.asn.au
Times: 09:30 – 11:30
Point Lonsdale SLSC Website:Please see our website
Port Campbell SLSC Nov 24. 10 week program Brooke Barnewall 0438 580 410 ajandbrooke@bigpond.com 
Times: Saturdays 11-1PM
Port Fairy SLSC 01/12/2019 – 23/02/2020 Nicole Dwyer– Nipper Coordinator 0419 568 775 pfslsc@bigpond.com
Times: Sunday mornings 10.30am – 12 noon
Port Fairy SLSC Website: Please see our website for further details on registration, training sessions and more information.
Port Melbourne LSC 02/12/2018-24/03/2019 Belinda Gill– Nipper Coordinator 0403 509 479 gill.belinda.a@edumail.vic.gov.au
Times: Sunday mornings 10.30am – 12.30pm excluding the month of January
Port Melbourne LSC Website: Please see our website. We encourage parent participation by becoming an Age Manager to assist with the program. Each week parents will be rostered on for the BBQ. Our aim is to provide a fun program, where the children learn water safety and become confident in the water.
Portland SLSC  27/11/2016 – 19/02/2017 Damien King 0410 609 356 portlandnippers@gmail.com
Times: Sunday mornings 11:00am – 12:30pm Final session pre Christmas is 18/12/2016. Resuming after Christmas break on 15/01/2017.
Portsea SLSC Kerri Harris 03 5984 2444
Rosebud & McCrae LSC
Sandridge LSC 29 October 2017 to 4 March 2018 Jeremy Goodger– Director of Junior Activities 0411 228 922 nippers@sandridge.org.au
Times: Sunday afternoon 4.30pm till 6pm
Sandridge LSC Website: Please see our website.
Sandringham LSC Bree Ambry 0424 661 984 membership@sandringhamlsc.com.au
Seaford LSC 07/12/2019 – 07/03/2020 Jackie Goudy – Junior Coordinator nippers@seafordlsc.com.au
Times: Saturday afternoon 1:45pm to 4:00pm
Seaford LSC Website: Please see our website for further information.
Seaspray SLSC 16/11/2019 – 14/02/2020  Amy Armstrong – Admin 0408 219 341 nippers@seaspraysurfclub.org.au
Times: December – Sundays 9:30am for a 10:00am Start – 11:30, January – Friday nights 5:30pm – 7:00pm, February – Sundays 9:30am for a 10:00am Start – 11:30
Seaspray SLSC Website: Based on Fun, Participation and beach safety (program also includes attendance to 3 carnivals in Gippsland District).

Please see out website for more information.

Sunday Nov 17th Pool initial assessments; Sunday Nov 24th Pool Initial assessments (Amanda not available); Sunday Dec 1st First beach session; Sunday Dec 8th Beach; Sunday Dec 15th Beach; Sunday Dec 22nd Beach; Sunday Dec 29th Beach; Friday night Jan 3rd Beach; Friday night Jan 10th Beach; Friday night Jan 17th Beach; Sunday Feb 7th Beach; Sunday Feb 14th Beach
Competitive Nippers (those hoping to get to states, will have additional sessions available).

Sorrento SLSC  17/11/2019 – 16/02/2020 Chris Bierman  0407 920 870 nippers@sorrentoslsc.com
Times: Sunday Mornings 9:00am – 11:30am
Sorrento SLSC Website: Please see our website for additional information. Times for different age groups are as follows: U8, 9 and 10 – 9:00am – 10:30am; U11, 12 and 13 – 10:00am – 11:30am
South Melbourne LSC 19/11/2019 – 17/03/2020 Robbie Brain 0438 854 431 nippers@southmelbournelsc.com.au
Times: Tuesday evenings: Under 6, 7, 8, 9 – 5:45pm to 7:00pm; Under 10, 11, 12, 13 – 5:45pm to 7:30pm
South Melbourne LSC Website: Please see our website.
St Kilda LSC www.stkildalifesavingclub.com.au
Torquay SLSC  Sunday 13 October to Monday 9 March Matt Henderson 0424 625 577 nippers.tslsc@gmail.com
Times:Surf Sports: Sundays 9am to 10.30am at Torquay Surf Beach. Wednesdays 5.30pm to 6.30pm at Torquay Front Beach, opposite Growlers
Torquay SLSC Website: Please see our website. Summer Holiday Program (SHP) Dates and Times:
SHP Registration & Welcome Event 4:00pm 26 December, 2019
SHP Session 1 9:00am – 11:00am 27 December, 2019
SHP Session 2 9:00am – 11:00am 28 December, 2019
SHP Session 3 4:00pm – 6:00pm 28 December, 2019
SHP Session 4 9:00am – 11:00am 29 December, 2019
SHP Session 5 9:00am – 11:00am 30 December 2019
SHP Session 6 4:00pm – 6:00pm 1 January, 2020
SHP Session 7 9:00am – 11:00am 2 January, 2020
SHP Session 8 4:00pm – 5:00pm 4 January, 2020
SHP Nipper Disco 5:00pm 4 January, 2020
SHP Session 9 9:00am – 11:00am 5 January, 2020
SHP Presentation 11:30am -1:00pm 5 January, 2020
Venus Bay SLSC 27/12, 30/12, 31/12, 3/1, 6/1, 7/1, 10/1, 13/1, 14/1. Dave Cumming– Junior Coordinator 0438 831 376 nippers@vbslsc.org.au
Times: All sessions commence at 10am
Venus Bay SLSC Website: Please see our website. 9th January Venus Bay hosts nipper carnival with Inverloch
Waratah Beach SLSC  27/12/2019 – 17/01/2020 Natalie Ashdown 0416 203 239 nippers@waratahbeach.com.au
Times: Monday, Wednesday and Fridays from 9:15am – 11:30am
Waratah Beach SLSC Website: Please see our website for more information and updates. Catering for all Nippers from Under 6 to Under 13’s in safe, inclusive and fun environment that stretches your nippers skills and love of the beach and surf life saving.Registration is critical prior to the start of the season via website. The season runs from the 1st Session on Friday 27th December 2019 through to final session Club Championships on Friday 17th January 2020.

We look forward to welcoming you and your family!

Warrnambool SLSC  3/12/2017-17/02/2018 John Cook 0419 007 276 john.cook@warrnamboolslsc.org.au
Times: Typically Sundays, 9am-11:30am but does vary. Check the website for details
Warrnambool SLSC Website: Please see our website. Nippers can only join as part of a Family Membership. As of 2017, the cost of this membership is $150. Additional Nippers can be added at $55 each. Full details available on our website
Williamstown Swimming and LSC 10.11.19 – 15.12.19 xmas break 02.02.20 – 01.03.20 Christine Polgar 0408 388 885 juniors@williamstownslsc.org.au
Times: Sunday Mornings 9-10am Starfish 9.30-10.30am
Williamstown Swimming and LSC Website: Please see our website for all details on registration, further training sessions and our fun and inclusive program.
Wonthaggi LSC Thursday 27 December 2018 – Sunday 27 January 2019 Sandra Madeley junior.activities@wlsc.org.au
Times: Registration and Open Day (Thursday 27 December) 12 noon – 5:30pm – Nippers Sessions & Club Championships and Presentations 10.00am – 12 noon
Woodside Beach SLSC Christine Ollington 0428 248 550 ollies@wideband.net.au
Woolamai Beach SLSC Saturday 29 December 2018 to Saturday 5 January 2019 Jason Close– Nippers Director 0417 569 004 – strictly after 7pm nippers@woolamaibeach.asn.au
Times: 9.30am-11.30am each day between 29/12/2018 -5/1/2019
Woolamai Beach SLSC Website: Please see our website. The Woolamai Beach SLSC Nippers program is held at Woolamai Waters beach which is at the end of Cottosloe Avenue, Cape Woolamai. The last day of the program is traditionally held at the surf beach.
The program is available for children between the ages of 6-13 years of age. 5 year olds may participate if they have completed a year of school.
The program offers a range of fun beach and water activities which teach children how to have fun and be safe in a beach environment. Basic competition skills and life saving skills are taught and children also learn about the local environment.
This year’s program will cost $105 per child, plus $30 membership fee, plus $30 social membership for parents. A high visibility rash vest must be worn -these may be purchased for $45.
The program includes many social events including a daily bbq, movie night, helpers pizza night and other events for parents to get to know one another and enjoy the views from the Clubhouse.
Nippers merchandise including tee shirts, hoodies, caps and other clothing can be purchased during the program.
A Resuscitation Certificate course is offered for U12 children during the program, whilst a Basic Emergency Care course is offered for U13 children during the program.
Competition training sessions and competition attendance is held over summer months before, during and after the program.
All parents must obtain a Working With Children Check and register it with Woolamai Beach SLSC prior to enrolment. All parents will be expected to assist on one or more days of the program.
Enrolment is via the Woolamai Beach SLSC website at website
Enrolments open this season from Fri 12 October 2018
The program also offers a bursary scheme for local children who could not otherwise afford to participate. The program is also developing opportunities for children with disabilities to participate.
Contact nippers@woolamaibeach.asn.au for any queries
Wye River SLSC  27/12/2016 – 08/01/2017 Anna Lennon 0438 500 358 anna.lennon@bigpond.com
Times:  10:00am – 12:00pm for 8 sessions. We have 8 morning sessions over the 2 week period, including a “friendly’ comp day with Apollo Bay, a Club Champ day and Multi-age relays.
Wye River SLSC Website: Please see our website. Nipper enrollment opens 1st October 2017. Limited spots available so please register as soon as possible.