About Maroubra Nippers
Through Surf Lifesaving Junior Development, we foster resilience, self -reliance, community spirit, teamwork, initiative and a sense of camaraderie to strike up friendships to last a life time. Surf Lifesaving is a truly co-ed organistation with a principal focus on respect for one's self and each other.
Nippers is held at Maroubra SLSC on Sunday mornings during the spring and summer period, starting with a roll call from 8am sharp for U6-U8 and 9am for U9-13. We usually open for online registrations in early August and conduct Preliminary Aquatic Evaluations for the younger children, and Proficiency Swims for the older ones in early September. For those wanting to compete they will participate in Open Water Competition evaluation swims in October.
Our season usually begins on the first Sunday after the October Labour Day long weekend. Then it takes a break over the Christmas and New Year period, and resumes in late January, winding up with the State Championships in early March.
Our Nippers Season start times are:
Each week an Age Group is rostered on for BBQ Duties and Beach Set-Up and Pack-Up which commences at 7:00am and concludes at 12.00pm.
Our water training including Swim & Boards is now graded dependent on the skill levels of each competitor with the relevant training provided to improve and develop surf skills.
Our head coach will assess each competitor and advise which session(s) each competitor should attend.
For all water based competitors, its a requirement that you support your surf training by joining a swim squad with your local swim club.
For all sand based training please note the respective training times:
For further information see below.