Woodside Nippers

Woodside Nippers

What?

Albany SLSC has a dynamic Woodside Nipper program, which aims to develop skills that will aid children in both their enjoyment of the beach environment and their safety in doing so. By conducting events each week in the areas of sprints, flags, swim and board these children are developing skills that will improve their skills and fitness, aid them in their journey towards becoming Life Savers.

These events are fun and non-threatening with a healthy mix of competition and participation. For those who enjoy the more competitive side of Surf Life Saving the club provides pathways in the competitive environment.

Can your child swim?

Please note: It is not the aim of ASLSC to teach your children how to swim. We strongly recommend children participate in swim classes, either during the school term or holiday times. Vacation swimming lessons at a beach environment are recommended.

Who?

ASLSC welcomes Nippers aged 5-14 into the Woodside Nipper Program. Age groups are calculated from the age of the child at the start of the season. For example: a child turning 10 in December is 9 at the start of the season and is therefore an U10 (despite being 10 for much of season).

When?

The Woodside Nipper program runs on Sundays throughout the season from 9.00am-11.00am. Be sure to arrive in time for your child to get prepared for the start of the session. Events begin promptly at 09.00am.

Access the current Woodside Nippers calendar of events here for information on this season’s program. Please note this is subject to change throughout the season. Up to date information can be found in the club’s weekly News reports.

It is expected that parents/carers remain on the beach throughout the duration of Woodside Nipper activities each Sunday.

In addition a number of major events are held throughout the season at various locations around the state.

Nippers also have the opportunity to participate in weekly training sessions at Middleton Beach.

Details of all Woodside Nipper and Youth activities can be found in the calendar.

Woodside Nippers

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Upcoming Events

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Training Opportunities

Swimming Training

This season we am excited to offer swimming training at ALAC for Nippers U8 – U13.

When:
  • Wed 7am – 8am (Nov 10 – Dec 15)
  • Fri 7am – 8am  (Nov 5– Dec 17)

Registration will be essential. More details out soon!

 

Beach, Board and Surf Training

ASLSC offer beach, board and surf training for Woodside Nippers from U8 – U13. If you are keen to assist, please contact Megan Downes at nippers@albanysurfclub.com.au.

If your child is wanting to attend any of the  training sessions, please complete the link to help us with planning. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CHYXD5P

To keep up to date on the training schedule for Nippers, please download Team App and Search Albany Surf Life Saving Club. If you have any access issues, please drop Rowena a line: nipperscomms@albanysurfclub.com.au or 0402 262 911 and she is more than happy to assist 🙂

To participate:

All participants are required to complete a participation form. Please download the form and submit to the co-ordinator.

Woodside Nippers Program Overview.

This program is currently being finalised by the Woodside Nipper team.

What are our major events?

Below is an outline of the major events held throught the season. For each event more information will be diseminated to members closer to the event.

*For SLSWA championship carnivals, Woodside Nippers are required to pass a timed proficiency swim and pay 50% of the event registration fee to be eligible to particiapate.

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Rainbow Coast Carnival – Bremer Bay

Family friendly Carnival held in Bremer Bay with Esperance SLSC and Denmark. SLSC Representatives from SLSWA join from Perth to provide coaching in all disciplines. 

SLSWA Sunsmart Country Carnival - BUNBURY*

The Sunsmart SLSWA Country Carnival is held at a Country Club on the last weekend of January we encourage as many nippers to register and compete. The 2021 carnival will be hosted by the Bunbury SLSC.

 

Country Championships – MULLALOO*

The SLSA Sunsmart Country Championships are  held in Perth and is a Qualifying Carnival for the State Championships.

All Albany Woodside Nippers are encouraged to participate and have a go!

SLSWA Little Nippers State Championships - SORRENTO*

This Carnival is held in Perth for U8 and U9 Woodside Nippers

SLSWA Sunsmart Nipper State Championships - SCARBOROUGH*

This Carnival is held in Perth for U8 and U9 Woodside Nippers

Training Schedule

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Woodside Nippers Team

Megan Downes

Megan Downes

Nippers Coordinator

Nadine Shepherd

Nadine Shepherd

Nippers Coaching

TBC

TBC

Beach Set Up

Rob Mason

Rob Mason

Sunday Water Safety Coordinator

Jacquie Riddle

Jacquie Riddle

Tuesday Water Safety Coordinator

Amber Bennett

Amber Bennett

Tuesday Water Safety Coordinator

Under 6 Pink Caps

AGM
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Under 7 White Caps

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Under 8 Yellow Caps

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Under 9 Green Caps

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Under 10 Blue Caps

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Under 11 Purple Caps

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Under 12 Dark Blue Caps

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Under 13 Red Caps

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Nippers Team

Coordinator

Megan Downes

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