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 CLICK HERE to read through the 2018/19 Nipper Handbook.
This outlines all relevant information for the current season of Nippers. 


Welcome to the new season 2018/2019.

Online registrations for Season 2018/19 are now open. (See below in General information for details)

Registration and Proficiency Swim
New members must bring a copy of proof of age document on Registration Day, or can be emailed to Surf Club office.

Registration day for ALL New Bronte Nippers will be held on

Sunday, 16th September 2018, 9am – 1pm at Bronte Surf Club.

All NEW members from age groups 9 - 14's and U8’s and above must complete a proficiency swim at Bronte pool before proceeding to registration. Please remember to bring swimmers, goggles, towel and a silicon cap and wet suit if cold.

All returning nippers  in 9-14 can provide a note  signed by a qualified swimming coach that they have completed the requirements. The note can be download here

Proficiency swims for new members will be held:

U8 – U14’s      Sunday 16th September 2018, 9am – midday a t Bronte Beach Pool

Age group

Proficiency requirement

Under 6 and & 7

No requirement

Under 8

50m swim (2 laps), 1 min survival float

Under 9

150m  pool swim in 6 min 

Under 10

200m  pool swim in 6. min 

Under 11

200m  pool swim in 5:30 min

Under 12

200m  pool swim in 5 min

Under 13

200m  pool swim in 4.30 min

Under 14

200m  pool swim in 4.30 min

General Information

Every nipper family must register at least one Nipper Parent. This is compulsory and as such it has been incorporated into the Nipper fee schedule. This legally permits the registered parent to assist at Nippers in non Water Safety activities such as laying out flags, participating in other sand activities and helping at the water's edge with counting in swimmers and paddlers.

We hold a short seminar about the involvement of Nipper Parents at Bronte Surf Club, that must be attended by all
NEW Nipper Parents. Once the Nipper Parent has attended this night, they will receive a ‘Beach Crew’ cap that should be worn on the beach each Sunday to help to identify those that are able to assist. 

We request that members register online, via this link

Nippers come under the ‘Junior Activity Member’ category
Nipper Parents register as ‘General’ members
Active patrollers and/or water safety register as ‘Active’ members - you must hold your current Bronze Medallion to register in this category

Please note that once you have completed the online registration, you will notice that your membership sits as ‘pending’. Payment must be made immediately for your ‘pending’ membership to be finalised. Registration is not complete until payment is received.

The current fee schedule can be located on the Membership Fees page.

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