Targeted at young children between the ages of 5 to 14 years old, Nippers is a fun and safe way to introduce the lifesavers of tomorrow to the ocean environment. With the beach as our classroom, your child will gain confidence with swimming, bodyboarding, beach sprints, learning how to detect and manage a rip and most importantly have fun with new friends.

Cooks Hill LS & SC has a long and proud history of Nippers. Our Surf Club is one of the largest Nipper community’s in NSW with close to 700 Nippers joining us from October to March of each year.

Parents please remember that Junior Nipper Activities does not teach your children swimming, but surf confidence!

How to Become a Nipper

Children aged Under 14 as at 1st October are eligible to join. In order to join, children must be five years old as of the 1st October.

Registrations open in August (otherwise we will advice of these dates) of each year and all renewing and new Nipper registrations are completed online through the SLS Members Portal Area.

New Nippers are required to complete the Nipper Expression Of Interest (EOI) prior to registering. Please check the Nippers Information tab for the link to the EOI.

Due to Covid restrictions currently in place, registration opens days are not able to take place.

Please visit our membership page, for all information about joining Cooks Hill LS & SC.