Becoming a Bronte Nipper
We welcome all kids ages 5-13 to our Nipper’s program. At Bronte we believe in ensuring that kids feel encouraged and welcome to participate, and that they are truly part of the Bronte team. We promote a fun and safe environment on the beach which is not only enjoyable for the Nipper, but the entire family as well.
Registration are now open for the 2019/20 season:
All memberships must be completed and paid online for all NEW, RENEWAL and TRANSFERS from another Club and remember Bronte Nipper is part of the NSW Service Active Kids program.
For all NEW registrations you must bring proof of age (passport or birth certificate) to the Club to be sighted for your Nipper to complete the registration process.
This can be completed at our September registration days or before Nippers on Sunday mornings. Unfortunately, your Nipper will be unable to participate in Sunday activities if we do not have this on file.
NIPPER PARENT MEMBERSHIP
At least one parent is required to be a member of Bronte Life Saving Club.
Due to Surf Life Saving Regulation, insurance and child protection protocols, any parent that holds a Committee or Group Leader position or who assists in any way that involves direct interaction with children MUST join the Club.
Fees for 2019/2020
Please note - An Active parent must hold Bronze Medallion Award
All new nippers to Bronte will receive a free nipper cap and rashie
1 Nipper and Active/Water Safety Parent $200
2 or more Nippers and 1 Active/Water Safety Parent $250
Active Family - 2 or more Nippers and 2 Active Parents $300
1 Nipper and Non Active Parent $250
2 or more Nippers and Non Active Parent $325
Family - 2 or more Nippers and 2 Non Active Parents $400
Follow the steps below to join/renew and make payment for 2019-20 membership:
Create an account at the SLS Member Portal http://sls.com.au/join for each Nipper and/or family member you want to register.
You will be sent a confirmation email/SMS code.
Put this confirmation code into the Member Portal system to complete the creation of each personal log in.
Log in and ADD/RENEW your membership for each Nipper in your family who wishes to renew using their personal details.
MAKE PAYMENT using the Payment Gateway within Life Saving Online – see tab on the Member Portal.
Bring proof of age or email to the club if you are a new Nipper member.
Things you need to know about SLS Member Portal:
1. All accounts created on the portal are for individual Nippers/Members only and not for the whole family. You will need to create separate accounts
for each child and each parent/carer member.
2. Each member will need a unique username which you can usually use their first name and surname or first initial and surname.
3. If desired, you can use the same password for all your family when creating their accounts.
4. You must use the email address currently held in our database (Surfguard) to register/renew your membership. Please email if you are unsure what this is or need to update it.
5. Membership fees should be paid via the Payment Gateway within Life Saving Online which is linked to the Member Portal page. You can bulk pay the whole family’s membership fees in one payment.
Please ensure that you clearly record the name of each family member in the description field when making payment. This indicates to us your payment covers more than one child. Failure to do this will delay the approval of your registration.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the Age Groups for Nippers?
Age is determined as at 30 September each year.
Nipper Cap is Sky Blue
01 Oct 2013 – 30 Sept 2014
Nipper Cap is Mid Green
01 Oct 2012 – 30 Sept 2013
Nipper Cap is Purple
01 Oct 2011 –30 Sept 2012
Nipper Cap is Hot Pink
01 Oct 2010 –30 Sept 2011
Nipper Cap is Orange
01 Oct 2009 – 30 Sept 2010
Nipper Cap is Fluoro Green
01 Oct 2008 – 30 Sept 2009
Nipper Cap is Red
01 Oct 2007 – 30 Sept 2008
Nipper Cap is Fuschia
01 Oct 2006 –30 Sept 2007
Nipper Cap is Yellow
01 Oct 2005 –30 Sept 2006
When can I do my Proficiency Swims?
All returning nippers in 9-14 can provide a form signed by a qualified swimming coach that they have completed the requirements.The Form can be downloaded here or from Team APP in the documents section. Alternatively, nippers can attend the swim on Registration Day.
All U8 nippers will do their pool proficiency swim on the FIRST DAY of nippers.
How far it nipper Proficiency Swim?
Under 6 and 7
50m swim (2 laps), 1 min survival float
150m pool swim in 6 min
200m pool swim in 6. Min
200m pool swim in 5:30 min
200m pool swim in 5 min
200m pool swim in 4.30 min
200m pool swim in 4.30 min
When can I register?
Online renewal and new registrations will OPEN online August 2019. See above for steps.
To register, go to lifesaving online
When does nippers start?
Sunday 13th October 2019
What times is nippers on Sundays?
8am U6s, U7s, U9s U14s
9am U8s, U10s, U11s
10am U12s and U13s
How can I help?
The nipper program at Bronte is successful due to the large number of parents and club members who continue to assist us and devote time and energy into making our nippers future lifesavers. Nippers does not work without parent volunteers. There are many ways in which you can help and we encourage all parents to chose something that suits them. Nipper Parent – parent helper (BBQ, merchandise, beach activities) with restricted club access. It is compulsory that at least one parent registers as a Nipper Parent.
Active Parent – active patrol member, bronze medallion certified with full club membership rights.
Associate Member – over 35, not an active member but full club membership rights.
All parents are encouraged to be age managers, water safety and hence to complete their bronze medallion. Nipper parents are unable to assist in the water unless they have completed their bronze medallion.
If you want to help you need to register yourself in the same way as you registered your child/children. You then need to complete the Working With Children Check Form . Once you have completed the form you can bring it to the office with your photo ID.
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org Phone - (02) 9389 6500