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.


Nippers Start Times on Sunday

Our Nippers Season start times are:

  • U6, U7 & U8 Nippers commence at 8:00am sharp
  • U9, U10, U11, U12, U13 & U14 Nippers commence at 9:00am sharp
  • All children need to assemble behind their age sign 15 minutes prior to their start so that Age managers can mark the roll.

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.


Competitors Training  Schedule

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.

  • Surf Swim & Board - Grade 1 Training Sessions 4:30pm Tuesday, 4:30pm Thursday & 7:30am Sunday. Competition Activities 10:30am Sunday (at Maroubra)
  • Surf Swim & Board - Grade 2 Training Sessions 4:30pm Friday & 7:30am Sunday. Competition Activities 10:30am Sunday (at Maroubra)
  • Surf Swim & Board - Grade 3 or Technique/Fitness (Grade 1 & 2) Training Session 8:00am Saturday at Frenchman's Bay, La Perouse (or Maroubra subject to conditions)

For all sand based training please note the respective training times:

  • Sand (Sprints, Flags, Relays, Distance) - Training Session 8:00am Sunday (at Maroubra)
  • March Past - Training Session 8:30am Sunday (at Maroubra)
  • R&R - Training Session 11:30am Sunday (at Maroubra)


For further information see below.