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2018/19 Calendar
Club Program Dates Contact
Altona LSC 21/10/2018 – 03/03//2019 Aaron Hunt – Junior Development Manager 0417 773 898 membership@altonalsc.com.au
Times: Sundays 10:00am – 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 2018. 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 27/12/18 – 12/01/2019 Robert O’Brien – Director – Youth Development 03 5263 1107 info@angleseaslsc.org.au
Times: 9 sessions from 9.30-11.30 during date range
Angelsea SLSC Website: Please see our website. Intensive Program including 9 sessions following Christmas conducted from 9.30am – 11.30am. The Nippers Program includes Starfish Nippers, Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC) and a Youth Program (YIP) programs. 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  18/11/2018 – 24/03/2019 Brad Smith – Junior Activities Coordinator  0409 199 937 bradley.smith8@gmail.com
Times: Sunday mornings 10:30am – 11:45am (Sign in from 10:15)
Aspendale LSC Website: Please see our website for all details on registration, training sessions and more information. Our Open Day is Sunday 21st 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  Mid November 2016 to End March 2017 (plus off-season club activities) Dawn Walterfang 0417 100 701 dwltrfng@gmail.com
Times: Fridays from 5pm – Nipper training starts 5.30pm, YIPs support 5.30pm & training 6.30pm (plus additional sessions as required)
Brighton LSC Claire Pratt nippers@brightonlsc.com.au
Cape Paterson SLSC James Weston / Ray Rust nipper.delegate@cpslsc.org.au
Carrum SLSC 11/11/2017-03/03/2018 Rik Price – Junior Coordinator 0407 780 601 junior-coordinator@carrumslsc.com
Times: Saturday mornings 10.30 am to 12:00 noon (Sign in from 10:15)
Carrum SLSC Website: Please see our website. Our Open Day is Saturday October 28th, so come on down and check out the club
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 25/11/2018 – 03/03/2019 John Nightingale 0418 356 168 jni46753@bigpond.net.au
Times: Sunday Mornings 10:00am – 12:00pm
Edithvale LSC Website: Please see our website.
Elwood LSC  06/11/2016-19/03/2017 Crystal Janoesek 0428 169 258 nippers@elwoodlsc.com.au
Times: Sunday 10am – 11:30am
Fairhaven SLSC 27/12/18-13/01/19 Kirstin Charlesworth– Coordinator 0409 644 435 kirstin.charlesworth@bigpond.com
Times: 10am to noon. As per website
Fairhaven SLSC Website: Thursday, 27 December Session 1 10am-12
Friday, 28 December Session 2 10am-12
Saturday, 29 December Session 3 10am-12
Sunday, 30 December Session 4 10am-12
Wednesday, 2 January Lorne Shield
Thursday, 3 January Session 5
Friday, 4 January Cosy Corner
Saturday, 5 January Club Champs
Sunday, 6 January Tim Gates Classic Fun Run
Monday, 7 January Afternoon comp training
Tuesday, 8 January Afternoon comp training
Wednesday, 9 January Afternoon comp training
Thursday, 10 January Afternoon comp training
Friday, 11 January LORNE – Mountain to Surf
Saturday, 12 January LORNE – Pier to Pub
Sunday, 13 January Session 6.
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 15/10/2017-11/03/2017 Brett Thompson 0412 530 038 nippers@janjucsurfclub.com.au
Times: Wednesday evenings 5:15pm – 6:30pm and Sunday Mornings 9:30 – 11:30am
Jan Juc Website: Please see our website. Summer Intensive Surf Education Program begins on 27/12/2017 and runs for 8 sessions until 12/01/2017.
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  27/12/16 – 04/01/17 Jennifer Brown 0413 607 357 nippers@lornesurfclub.com.au
Times: 9:00am
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 Conor Hayes 0410 027 422 conorhayes@iinet.net.au
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 01/11/2017 – 23/02/2017 Damian Brice– Junior Coordinator 0403 663 342 adel.morningtonlsc@gmail.com
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  27/12/16 – 22/01/17 Richard Hoskins  0407 436 420 hoskins.richard@gmail.com
Times: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays; (U7 to U10) from 8:30am to 10:30am; (U11 to U14) 10:15am to 12:30pmIn addition the club is also running a Junior Surf Sports Program from 5 October 2016 until 12 March 2017 with a focus on improving Surf Lifesaving skills and fitness including competition capabilities
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 03/12/2017 – 25/02/2018 Nicole Dwyer– Nipper Coordinator 0419 568 775 pfslsc@bigpond.com
Times: Sunday mornings 10.30am – 12noon / Friday nights 5.00pm – 6.30pm
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 02/12/2017 – 10/03/2018 Ross Taylor – Junior Coordinator 0422 905647 seaford.nippers@gmail.com
Times: 13:45 – 16:00
Seaford LSC Website: Please see our website. In 2017-2018, the 13-week Nippers program at Seaford LSC will run between 1.45pm and 4pm from 2nd December 2017 to 10th March 2018 inclusive, with 2 weeks off during Christmas and New Year (23rd and 30th December). Sessions will begin at 1.45pm, with a briefing from the Junior Coordinator (Ross Taylor) regarding the program for the day, announcements from other leaders and general housekeeping. We appreciate that it can be difficult to get to places punctually with kids in tow, however, please make every effort to be on time. Remember that the car park can be quite full on a warm day and you may need to allow 10 minutes to get to the clubrooms. A smooth start enables all Nippers, parents and leaders to enjoy their afternoon on the beach. Nippers can only join as part of a Family Membership. As of 2017, the cost of this membership is $140 ($130 if membership is renewed prior to ‘early bird’ cutoff). There are no extra weekly payments for the sessions apart from a gold coin donation for the post-Nippers BBQ. Nippers require a quartered cap ($10) and Fluoro Rashie ($20 approx) in order to participate. These will be available from the club during Nipper sessions.
Seaspray SLSC Emma and Matt Fleming 0408 375 445 seaspraynippers@gmail.com
Times: Sunday 9:00am – 11:15am
Sorrento SLSC  18/11/18 – 17/2/19 Chrissy Barrett & Chris Bierman  0419 110 731 – Chrissy nippers@sorrentoslsc.com
Times: Program now full
Sorrento SLSC Website: Please see our website for additional information. Nipper registration is now open, and closes on 1/11/18
South Melbourne LSC 14/11/2017 – 19/12/2017; 9/1/2018 – 13/03/2018 Terri Ward – Junior Coordinator 0447 667 439 nippers@southmelbournelsc.com.au
Times: Tuesday evenings – 5.30 – 7.00pm
South Melbourne LSC Website: Please see our website.
St Kilda LSC www.stkildalifesavingclub.com.au
Torquay SLSC  14/10/2018 – 20/03/2019. Wed at Cosy Corner & Sun at TSLSC. Scott McCardel 0439 305 688 nippers.tslsc@gmail.com
Times: Summer Holiday Program commencing – Wednesday 26th December 2018 – 4:00pm information session, ready to commence first session on Thursday 27th December 2018 @ 9am, Completing- Sunday 6th January 2019. Location-TSLSC
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  26/12/2018 – 18/01/2019 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. Catering for all Nippers from Under 6 to Under 13’s.
Registration prior via website or on Wednesday 26 December; Season runs 1st Session Wednesday 26 December through to Club Championships on Friday 18th January 2019.
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 11.11.18 – 23.12.18 xmas break 03.02.19 – 03.03.19 Leonie Newey – membership@williamstownslsc.org.au  Christine Polgar 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.