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Important dates coming up on the Nipper Calendar for 2016.  


Registrations will commence around the 18th of July, 2016.

New membership fee's will be posted prior to that date.

Please keep an eye out by keeping up to date with our Club information through our weekly Newsletter. If you are not yet a subscriber, please email to be added to our subscriber list. Updated information for the coming season will be posted closer to the date.

You can also keep up to date with news, information and photo's of what's going on for our Nippers post season - Competition results, training information etc by clicking on the Facebook links on the top of this page.

The Nipper Calendar 2016/17 will also be posted mid-year.



Nipper Handbook

Please click here to read through the updated Nipper Handbook. This outlines all relevant information for the current season of Nippers. 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. The reason for this change is that it 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 will be running a short seminar about the involvement of Nipper Parents at the commencement of the season, 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 during Nippers each week. 

We strongly encourage as many people as possible to register online, remembering that each individual (nipper, nipper parent or active member) must have their own account on the database. Therefore each individual must have their own lifesavingonline username (its a great idea to use the name of the person registering ie. sarahnairn for me as a Nipper Parent and alinairn as the Nipper). Your password can be the same across all family members (its easier to remember one password). 

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.

In addition to online registration we will still be holding a registration and proficiency day on 13 September, so if your child is an U8-U14 please ensure they come down to the Bronte Pool to complete their pool proficiency. Without completing the proficiency swim your child is unable to participate in Nippers.