We love introducing our young nippers to the surf. Its so important that our community protects our children on the beach by teaching them how to play and swim safely. We welcome families with children to come and join our nippers program.

Parents of Nippers should read following information sheet and complete the two consent forms provided.




Chiton Rocks SLSC contributes to National and State programs designed to introduce juniors to surf life saving and just having fun at the beach.   Sometimes the parents get a buzz out of running around too!  If the following information is not sufficient, please contact our Nipper Safe Co-ordinator or the club secretary.

The fun of surf life saving starts from when you join as a nipper.

If you’re thinking of introducing your child to surf life saving, then nippers is the best place to do it. Nippers is open to children from the age of 5 through to 13 years old.

This year in the 2023/2024 season a new program for 13-15 years olds will be introduced, an initiative introduced by Surf Lifesaving South Australia. More information to come.

Surf life saving is an amazing activity for growing a child’s confidence, knowledge and skills in the beach environment. Not only will your child have fun and meet new friends they will become part of an iconic organisation that has served the Australian community for over 100 years.

The juniors of today are the future of surf life saving and that is not lost on the thousands of Age Managers and support personnel that look after nippers every summer. Every club in Australia offers a nippers program, all with various styles and sizes.

Not only is nippers a fun way for your child to enjoy the beach in a safe environment, it also offers children an educational pathway through the delivery of the SLSA Junior Development Program. This program is designed to ensure children have fun at the beach while participating in lessons that will pathway them to becoming a fully rounded participant in both lifesaving and sport – we like to call it ‘Serious Fun’.

Safeguarding Children and Young People and Working with Children Checks

Chiton Rocks SLSC and Surf Lifesaving Australia are committed to protecting Children from harm. Read more about the organisation’s ethos on the SLSA website:

An online Awareness course is also available on the SLSA website. All Nipper leaders, parents and helpers are encouraged to take this course (it only takes 25minutes):

SLSA Online Awareness Course