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Freshwater SLSC Nippers

Nippers at Freshwater Beach offers a safe and welcoming environment to enjoy beach and water based activities, while focusing on learning about surf, safety and lifesaving. Our Nipper program runs on Sunday mornings.



We aim to promote an interest in Surf Lifesaving activities. We teach children water, beach and surf safety and encourage them through activities focused on fun, participation and competition.

Nippers is an activity-based program run to educate young children about surf safety and awareness when visiting a beach.  All activities are designed to provide age and experience appropriate challenges.

The Nipper program is held during the summer period on Sunday mornings, starting mid October and running through to late March, with a short break over the Christmas and New Year period.

Age Groups

My child turned
before 30 September, 2023

  • Under 6s, Sundays, 8:30 am - 9:30 am
  • Under 7s, Sundays, 8:30 am - 9:30 am
  • Under 8s, Sundays, 8:30 am - 9:30 am
  • Under 9s, Sundays, 8:30 am - 9:30 am
  • Under 10s, Sundays, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
  • Under 11s, Sundays, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
  • Under 12s, Sundays, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
  • Under 13s, Sundays, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
  • Under 14s, Sundays, 9:30 am - 11:00 am


In addition to regular Sunday nipper activities, nippers have the opportunity to compete in surf sports at SLS Carnivals.  Sydney Northern Beaches branch offer regular carnivals for competitors in both water based events and also beach/land only based events. These are run on Sunday mornings throughout the season at varying Northern Beaches locations.  There are pre-requisites for competitors based on proficiencies. Please speak to your age manager for more information if your nipper is interested in competing in carnivals.


How to Register


Keep up to date via
Freshie Nippers
Nippers Team App


How to Register

Additional Information

Sunday Nippers Timing

U6 / U7’s / U8’s / U9’s    8.15am marshal for  8.30am to 9.30am session

U10’s / U11’s / U12’s / U13’s / U14’s   9.15am marshal for 9.30am to 11.00am session


Please refer to TeamApp for communications and regular season training times. See below regarding communications and TeamApp access.

Information & Application for Nipper Board

If your Nipper intends to train regularly and compete for the club in water carnivals, they are eligible to hire a club board for the season.

If you would like to hire a board, please complete the following steps:

  1. Complete  the board agreement form here Board agreement 22 23 season
  2. Make payment for your board hire via this link:
  3. Email proof of payment and copy of your board hire agreement to
  4. Mark will then let you know a suitable time to collect your board.


We use TeamApp as our main source information and communication to the Nipper community.  If you have nippers in the program or intend on joining Freshie Nippers in the coming season, it is essential that you join the Freshie Nippers TeamApp to stay informed.


How to Join TeamApp  team_app_brochure

Freshwater Nippers Facebook page

Freshwater Nippers Insta 



General Enquiries

The Secretary
Freshwater Junior Activities (Nippers)
PO Box 308, Freshwater NSW 2096

Junior Activities Committee: 2022/2023 Season

Position Name Phone Email
Chairman Tony Wessling Email Tony
Secretary Sarah Mandalinic 0425 253 335 Email Sarah
Registrar Freshwater Administration Email Admin
Jnr. Sports Coordinator Robin Brenchley Email Robin 
Water Superintendant Andrew Braund 0410 497 071 Email Andrew
Water Superintendant Chris Veitch 0434 566 355 Email Chris
Water Coaches TBA
Beach Coaches TBA
Social Media Coordinator Elena Gatti Email Elena
Social Coordinators Sylvia Meszaros 0448 775 843 Email Sylia
Freshwater Craft Carnival TBA
Sunday Activities Coordinator Brent Cahill 0421 597 130 Email Brent
Equipment Coordinator – Gear Chris Potter 0418 614 588 Email Chris
Equipment Coordinator – Boards Mark Burrough Email Mark
Education Coordinator Jacinta Herd 0420 204 431 Email Jacinta
Carnival Registration
Toni Cadden 0416 001 184 Email Toni
Officials Coordinator Toni Cadden 0416 001 184 Email Toni