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2017/18 Calendar
Club Program Dates Contact
Altona LSC 29/10/2017 – 17/12/2017 (8 sessions) then 4/2/2018 – 4/3/2018 (5 sessions) Aaron Hunt – Junior Development Manager 0417 773 898 membership@altonalsc.com.au
Times: Sundays 10:00am – 11:30am
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 2017. 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 26/12/17 – 12/01/2018 Fiona Fitzgerald – Nipper Coordinator 5263 1107 info@angleseaslsc.org.au
Times: 10 sessions from 9.30-11.30 during date range
Angelsea SLSC Website: Please see our website. Anglesea SLSC also offers a Nipper program for children and adults with a disability called Starfish Nippers which runs at same time as our Nipper program.
Apollo Bay SLSC 28/12/2017 – 06/01/2018 Thom Cookes / Karen Cookes – Junior Coordinator 0417 773 898 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 2017 and 06 Jan 2018. Sessions are in the mornings. Sessions are not every day
Aspendale LSC  19/11/2017 – 25/03/2018 Brad Smith – Junior Activities Coordinator  0409 199 937 bradley.smith8@gmail.com
Times: Sunday mornings 10:30am – 11:45am
Aspendale LSC Website: Please see our website for all details on registration, training sessions and more information.
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 05/11/2017 – 18/03/2018 PLUS Holiday Program 27-29/12/17 and 2-5/01/18 Ashleigh Baker – Nipper and Junior Development 0408981389 nippers@13thbeachslsc.asn.au
Times: 5th of November – 18th March Sunday Mornings 10:30am – 12:30pm . Nipper Holiday Program 27th – 29th December and 2nd – 5th January
Barwon Heads/13th Beach SLSC Website: Please see our website. Extended Program will include both training for junior competition and skills development.
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 11/11/2017 -15/3/2018 Justine Birchall – Junior Manager 0400 575 198 juniors@brlsc.org.au
Times: Saturday 12.30-2 pm & Thursday 6.30-7.30 followed by family BBQ
Black Rock LSC Website: Please see our website. Open Day 21/10/2017. Season starts Saturday after the Melbourne cup. Christmas break 21/12/2017 – resuming 11/01/2018, Thursday evening and Saturday training available. We run an active Cadet program for high school Nippers (aged13-14) and Seniors (aged 15-16 years) and invite teens interested in exploring lifesaving for the first time to join in.
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 11/11/2017 – 30/03/2018 Russell Davidson – Junior Coordinator 0409 948 268 clslsc.junior@gmail.com
Times: Saturday 11 November 2017 through to the end of March 2018. Saturday’s 2.15pm – 3.45pm .
Chelsea Longbeach SLSC Website: Please see our website
Dromana Bay LSC  7/01/2017 – 18/03/2017 Leigh Garwood 0426 989 055 rockymaizy@yahoo.co.uk
Times: 10 week program each Saturday morning from 10:00am to 11:45am
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 26/11/2017 – 04/03/2018 John Nightingale 0418 356 168 jni46753@bigpond.net.au
Times: Sunday Mornings 10:00am – 11:30am
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 27/12/2017-06/01/2018 Kirstin Charlesworth– Coordinator 0409 644 435 nippers@fairhavenslsc.org
Times: as per website
Fairhaven SLSC Website: Competition training for nippers to masters starting at Sandridge LSC from Sunday October 15th, 4-6pm, 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  5/10/2016 – 08/03/2016 Paul Francis 0413 838 412 pbfrancis@netspace.net.au
Times: Wednesday afternoon 4:30pm – 5:30pm  (Under 7 – 10); 5:15pm – 6:30pm (Under 11 – 14)
Hampton LSC  25/11/2017 – 16/03/2018 Murray James  0457 520 194 juniors@hlsc.org.au
Times: Saturday afternoon 3:00pm – 4:30pm. Please see our website.
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  14/01, 28/01, 11/02, 25/02, 04/03, 10/03, 11/03  Dennis McLaughlan  dennismclaughlan@gmail.com
Times: 9:30 – 11:30 followed by a BBQ.
Mildura Website: www.facebook.com/milduralifesavingclub
Mordialloc LSC 1st Nipper Day – Sunday 12th November 2017 Jonathan Holt – Director of Youth Development 0410551050 nippers@mlsc.com.au
Times: Sunday Mornings 10.15am – 11.45am. Tuesday / Thursday night’s 5.00 – 6.30pm all-inclusive mid-week competition training to help develop and prepare our Nippers for the LSV State carnivals
Mordialloc LSC Website: Please see our website for additional information. Registration Day – Sunday 29th October 2017 – Refer to our flyer
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 17/11/2017-02/03/2018 Bec Gibbs – Junior Director 0432 204 147 juniordirector@mmlsc.com.au
Times: Friday nights from 6.00pm
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  28/12/16 – 7/01/2017 Justine Kiely-Scott 0417 059 105 vpyld@pointlonsdaleslsc.asn.au
Times: 09:30 – 11:30
Port Campbell SLSC Brooke Barnewall 0438 580 410 ajandbrooke@bigpond.com 
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 27/12/2017-06/01/2018 Belinda Gill– Nipper Coordinator 0403 509 479 gill.belinda.a@edumail.vic.gov.au
Times: 03/12/2017 to 17/12/2017 then 04/02/2018 – 26/03/2018. Sunday Mornings from 10.45am to 12.30pm
Port Melbourne LSC Website: Please see our website. We encourage everyone to be involved, but require assistance from parents to run the program. Parents that assist with the program (becoming an Age manager) are given first preference to join the club. Parents will be rostered on to cook the BBQ each week. The club is/has been updating its facilities to encourage more interaction after Nippers has finished..
Portland SLSC  27/11/2016 – 19/02/2017 Damien King 0410 609 356 portlandnippers@gmail.com
Times: Sunday mornings 11:00am – 12:30pmFinal 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  15/10/17 – 25/03/18 Chris Biermann  0407 920 870 nippers@sorrentoslsc.com / chris.biermann@sorrentoslsc.com
Sorrento SLSC Website: Please see our website for additional information. Please note that our 2017/2018 Program is FULL. No new members will be accepted
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  29/10/2016 – 16/01/2017 Paul Schram nippers.tslsc@gmail.com
Times: Holiday program consists of 8 sessions, each session approximately 2 hours duration
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  27/12/2017 – 19/01/2018 Natalie Ashdown 0416 203 239 nippers@waratahbeach.com.au
Times: Monday, Wednesday and Fridays from 9:30am – 11:30am
Waratah Beach SLSC Website: Please see our website. Catering for all Nippers from Under 6 to Under 13’s.
Registration prior via our website or on Tuesday 26 December; Season runs 1st Session Wednesday 27 December through to Club Championships on Friday 19th January 2018
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 & LSC  04/11/2016 – 16/12/2016 and03/02/2017 – 24/02/2017 Leonie Newey 0478 416 004 membership@williamstownslsc.org.au
Times: Sunday Mornings
Wonthaggi LSC Leonie Byron nippers@wlsc.org.au
Woodside Beach SLSC Christine Ollington 0428 248 550 ollies@wideband.net.au
Woolamai Beach SLSC 29/12/17-5/01/18 Jason Close– Nippers Director 0417569004 -strictly after 7pm nippers@woolamaibeach.asn.au
Times: 9.30am-11.45am
Woolamai Beach SLSC Website: Please see our website. All places for 2017/18 program have been filled but you may join our waiting list at www.woolamaibeach.asn.au. Additional information is also available on our website.
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.