The Nipper season commences on Sunday 22rd of September with our sign on days Saturday 31st August and Sunday 8th of September. We are looking forward to another fun filled season building on the success from last season. From u/6 to u/14’s our goal is to educate the Nippers how to be safe at the beach. Each age group learns more as they get older, with the younger ones learning the importance of swimming between the flags and fun at the beach. As they get older they are introduced to beach and water skills until the last season where our under 14’s complete the Surf Rescue Certificate which allows them to become a Patrolling member under the guidance of our senior Patrol members.
Nippers is always a fun way to stay safe and learn beach and surf skills that can transform kids into patrolling lifesavers.
Our coaching this season takes on a new and exciting change with a new water coach. Nick Marshall will be coaching again this season with the assistance Mitch Mullen and Bonnie Hancock. Nick is taking over a healthy competitive team and while keeping some things the same he will bring his own style to the coaching. Alan Bugeja, Nev and Anita Huth our highly successful march past crew are looking for more competitors, if you want to win a medal at State this is the team to be in. John Taylor, Kerri-Lyn French and Peter Fleming are looking for R&R and Champion Lifesaver competitors, as these two disciplines have had a successful history at Burleigh.
To the parents, there is no other sport that you can get in and participate with your children, while having fun at the same time. To be a successful club we need your involvement as a parent but more importantly your children would love it when you get in the water or are on the beach with them. I hope to see all the families from last season return and some new ones arrive this coming season. Come and check out our great clubhouse with all its facilities. The Nippers have access to all the club facilities and we provide coaching in a safe learning environment for all ages.
If you have any questions at any time please enquire from any of our Age Group Leaders or Junior Committee Members, they will help you get involved.
Nipper Sign On days Saturday 31st August and Sunday 8th September 2013 with Nipper Season Commencing Sunday 22nd September 2013.
All new members please bring your Birth Certificates and togs for the pool swim.
Any members wishing to complete the Pool Swims at their own pool, please have your Swim Coach complete the
Jnr Pool Swim Assessment form, together with a copy of their accreditation and bring this to your first day of Junior Activities.
Jnr Pool Swim Assessment