Surf life saving is an amazing activity for growing a child’s confidence, knowledge and skills in the beach environment. Not only will your child have fun and meet new friends, they will become part of an iconic organisation that has served the Australian community for over 100 years.

Not only is Nippers a fun way for children aged 5 to 13 to enjoy the beach in a safe environment, it also offers children an educational pathway through the Junior Development Program. This program is designed to ensure children have fun at the beach while participating in lessons that will pathway them to becoming a fully rounded participant in both lifesaving and sport – we like to call it ‘Serious Fun’.

The juniors of today are the future of surf life saving and that is not lost on the thousands of Age Managers and support personnel that look after Nippers every summer. Every club in Australia offers a nippers program, all with various styles and sizes.

Why choose brighton nippers?

At Brighton our emphasis is on fun, friends and fitness.

Our Nipper program runs from 1.30-4PM on Saturday afternoons. Sessions commence in mid October, running throughout summer until the end of the season in March. We do take a short break from training over Christmas and New Year.

Each week we assess the beach and ocean environment and plan training sessions accordingly. When the weather is a little too chilly to be in the water we’ll stick primarily with beach activities. On days where high temperatures are forecast Saturday training sessions are held in the morning.

In addition to Saturday training the Brighton Nipper coaches and age group managers (AGMs) run training for specific disciplines throughout the week.

We have a strong focus on providing a fun, family environment and love welcoming new people into the club.