Woodside Nippers

Albany Community Pharmacy

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.

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 0900.

The calendar more information on the Woodside Nipper program for this season. 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

Upcoming Events

sat31octAll DaySunSmart WA Endurance ChampionshipsNippers & SeniorsSorrento BeachMember Type:General,Masters,Nippers,Senior,Youth

Training Opportunities

All Woodside Nippers from U8 – U13 have the opportunity to train.

Training commences November 3 and runs every Tuesday throughout the season as follows:

4:00-4:45pm Beach Training
5:00-6:00pm Board/Surf Training

Nippers are allocates to groups based on skill level and do not train in age groups. These groups with be allocated upon assessment

To participate:

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

Calling Sunday Water Safety Volunteers

Rob Mason, our new Sunday Water Safety Coordinator, is putting the call out to all those able to assist with water safety on Sunday mornings. Whose keen? Please text Rob on 0411 615 806 with your name and preference for tube, board, IRB or Jetski (need to be suitably...

Tuesday Training: ALL Nippers U/8-U13

This will commence on Tuesday 3rd November for all nippers U8-U13. Nippers are allocated to groups based on skill level and do not train in age groups. These groups with be allocated upon assessment. 4:00pm - 4.45pm Sprint Training. Groups will alternate each week...

Win a FREE Family Membership

If you have joined the club it is super easy to be in the draw to win a FREE Family Membership! How to Enter: Register online through the SLSA Member Portal here Email your name and contact details to cianne@albanypharmacy.com.au with the subject heading 'Saving...

First Woodside Nipper Day

Our First club day is on Sunday 1st November When you arrive please put your bag up on the balcony and have your Woodside Nippers bag with you for all things you need on the beach. Please assemble when you hear the Siren at your age group flag. -       U8 – U13 start...

Woodside Nippers Program Overview

DateTimeActivity
OCTOBER
25-Oct10:00am-12:00pmWoodside Nipper Proficiency. AGM to arrive at 9.30 for briefing.
27-OctTBCMeeting with AGM -prior to First Day of Season
NOVEMBER
1-Nov8.30am-10.30amFirst Day of Season. AGM to arrive at 8am for briefing.
3-NovTuesday Training Commences
8-Nov9:00am-10:30amPoints Day
15-Nov9:00am-10:30amPoints Day
22-Nov9:00am-10:30amPoints Day
28-29 NovRainbow Coast Carnival Bremer Bay
DECEMBER
5-Dec9:00am-10:30amPoints Day
13-Dec9:00am-10:30amPoints Day + Timed swim day
15-DecLast Tuesday Training session
20-Dec9:00am-10:30amWoodside Nipper Christmas Party-Fun Day
JANUARY
10-Jan9:00am-10:30amRelays - Skills Day
17-Jan9:00am-10:30amPoints Day
23-24 JanCountry Carnival - Bunbury
29-JanTBCRyde Run Sundowner and Kids Movie
31-JanTBCNanarup/Mutton Bird/Denmark Points Day
FEBRUARY
7-Feb9:00am-10:30amPoints Day
7-FebTBCSurf Babies Commence
14-Feb9:00am-10:30amPoints Day
21-Feb9:00am-10:30amASLSC Woodside Nipper Club Championships Day
28-FebAll dayCountry Championships - Mullaloo. No Club Activities.
MARCH
7-MarTBCLittle Nippers State Championships - Sorrento. Team Club activities.
14-MarTBCSunSmart SLSWA Nippers State Championships - Scarborough. Team Club activities.
21-Mar9:00am-10:30amLast Points Day
28-MarTBCFinal Woodside Nippers Wind-up and Presentations

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

november

tue03nov4:00 pm4:45 pmBeach Training: ALL Nippers U/8-U13All LevelsAlbany Surf Life Saving ClubMember Type:General,Nippers

tue03nov5:00 pm6:00 pmBoard Training: ALL Nippers U/8-U13All LevelsAlbany Surf Life Saving ClubMember Type:General,Nippers,Youth

tue10nov4:00 pm4:45 pmBeach Training: ALL Nippers U/8-U13All LevelsAlbany Surf Life Saving ClubMember Type:General,Nippers

tue10nov5:00 pm6:00 pmBoard Training: ALL Nippers U/8-U13All LevelsAlbany Surf Life Saving ClubMember Type:General,Nippers,Youth

tue17nov4:00 pm4:45 pmBeach Training: ALL Nippers U/8-U13All LevelsAlbany Surf Life Saving ClubMember Type:General,Nippers

tue17nov5:00 pm6:00 pmBoard Training: ALL Nippers U/8-U13All LevelsAlbany Surf Life Saving ClubMember Type:General,Nippers,Youth

tue24nov4:00 pm4:45 pmBeach Training: ALL Nippers U/8-U13All LevelsAlbany Surf Life Saving ClubMember Type:General,Nippers

tue24nov5:00 pm6:00 pmBoard Training: ALL Nippers U/8-U13All LevelsAlbany Surf Life Saving ClubMember Type:General,Nippers,Youth

sat28novAll Daysun29Rainbow Coast CarnivalBremer BayMember Type:General,Masters,Nippers,Senior,Social,Youth

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
Kellie Loverock

Assistant
TBC

Under 7 White Caps

AGMs
TBC

Assistants
TBC

Under 8 Yellow Caps

AGM
Peter Gray

Assistants
Meghann Tysoe

Under 9 Green Caps

AGM
Jason Bresanello

Assistant
Paul Bairstow

Under 10 Blue Caps

AGM
Ben Gray

Assistant
Kate Hick

Under 11 Purple Caps

AGM
Jacquie Riddle

Assistants
Amber Bennett

Under 12 Dark Blue Caps

AGM
Dora Adeline (TBC)

Assistant
TBC

Under 13 Red Caps

AGM
Noreen Les

Assistant
Michaela Anderson

Nippers Team

Coordinator

Megan Downes

Contact Nippers Coordinator

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