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 CLICK HERE to read through the 2017/18 Nipper Handbook.
This outlines all relevant information for the current season of Nippers.

CLICK HERE for Bronte Nipper Calendar 2017/2018.


Welcome to the new season 2017/2018.

Online registrations for Season 2017/18 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 Bronte Nippers will be held on Sunday, 17th September 2017, 9am – 1pm at Bronte Surf Club.

U8’s and above must complete a proficiency swim at St Catherine’s pool before proceeding to registration. Please remember to bring swimmers, goggles, towel and a silicon cap and wetsuit if cold.

Proficiency swims will be held:

U8 – U14’s      Sunday 17th September 2017, 9am – midday a t St Catherine's  School 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 (6 laps pool)

Under 10

200m  pool swim in 6. min (8 laps)

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

Please CLICK HERE to read through the updated Nipper Handbook. This outlines all relevant information for the current season of Nippers. Please CLICK HERE for Bronte Nipper Calendar 2017/2018.
If you have any queries, please email

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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