Throughout the Nipper season, each Nipper age group learns about safety in the surf, water and rip conditions, some first aid and general lifesaving skills.
Under 6 are awarded with Surf Play 1 award
Under 7 are awarded with Surf Play 2 award
Under 8 are awarded with Surf Aware 1 award
Under 9 are awarded with Surf Aware 2 award
Under 10 are awarded with Surf Safe 1 award
Under 11 are awarded with Surf Safe 2 award
Under 12 are awarded with Surf Smart 1 award
Under 13 are awarded with Surf Smart 2 award
Once the kids reach the Under 14 age group, they complete their Surf Recue Certificate (SRC) which allows them to become an active member of the Bronte SLSC. They can help out the younger Nippers by doing Water Safety, as well as join a patrol team. They are the lifesavers of the future.
Each year, Surf Life Saving Sydney run an U13 and U11 Development camp for selected nipper members. A variety of activities are undertaken by the camp attendees including lifesaving drills, pool activities, IRB, Jet Ski and Offshore Rescue Boat demonstrations and rides.