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Freshwater SLSC Nippers

Nippers at Freshwater Beach offers kids a safe environment to enjoy running, swimming and boarding activities while learning about the surf, safety and lifesaving.


We aim to promote an interest in Surf Lifesaving activities. We teach children water safety and encourage them through fun & good competition.

Nippers is an activity-based program run to educate young children about surf safety and awareness when visiting a beach. The nipper program also offers participants the opportunity to meet a new set of friends whilst they are being challenged in activities controlled within a learning environment.

The Nipper program is held during the summer period on Sunday mornings.

General Info 20/21 Season

Age Groups

My child turned
before 30 September, 2020

  • Under 6s, Sundays, 7:00 am - 8:15 am
  • Under 7s, Sundays, 7:00 am - 8:15 am
  • Under 8s, Sundays, 7:15 am - 8:15 am
  • Under 9s, Sundays, 8:15 am - 9:30 am
  • Under 10s, Sundays, 8:15 am - 9:30 am
  • Under 11s, Sundays, 8:15 am - 9:30 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


At Freshwater SLSC Nippers, we aim to promote an interest in Surf Lifesaving activities. We teach children water safety and encourage them through fun & good competition.

Surf Life Saving (SLS) is the platform from which surf sports is based. All competitors are expected to fulfil their SLS obligations as a prerequisite to their competition. Mutual respect between competitors of all disciplines encourages participation and support throughout the club.

The focus on junior development and the loyalty of its competitors allows a long term approach to development and ensures long term success of the club.

How to Register


Keep up to date via
Freshie Nippers
Nippers Team App

Freshwater Nippers

We look forward to welcoming Freshwater Nippers members back for this season.


How to Register

Additional Information

Sunday Nippers Timing

The first Sunday Nippers will start on 18th October 2020

Age Group Time
U6 – U11 U6 / U7’s / U8’s 7.00am marshal for 7.30am to 8.15am session

U9 / U10’s / U11’s 8.15am marshal for 8.45am to 9.30am session

U12’s / U13’s / U14’s 9.30am marshal for 10am to 11am session

Age Managers

Age Name
Under 6 Maurice Mandalinic
Under 7 Damien Sheehan
Under 8 Tim Quinn
Under 9 Mark Burrough & JP Warren
Under 10 Zoe Braund
Under 11 Kathy Siu
Under 12 Nick Bishop
Under 13 Monique Nitz
Under 14 Paula Daly


Training schedule coming soon

Information & Application for Nipper Board

Application Form for Allocated Board 





General Enquiries


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


JAC Committee Positions and Contact Details

2020-21 Season

Position Name Phone Email
Chairman Paul McGettigan 0410 323 606 Email Paul
Secretary Sarah Mandalinic 0425 253 335 Email Sarah
Registrar VACANT
Jnr. Sports Coordinator Ian Coates 0435 852 950 Email Ian
Water Superintendant Andrew Braund 0410 497 071 Email Andrew
Water Superintendant Chris Veitch 0434 566 355 Email Chris
Surf Coach

Ass Coaches

Jess Douglas / Nick Doyle

Jack Noakes / Liam Wisemen

0435 852 950 Ian Coates
Sprint / Relay Land Coach

Sprint / Relay / Flags Coaches

Sophie Wickham

Mila McGettigan / Evan Neal

0435 852 950 Ian Coates
Social Media Coordinator Di Pinnuck 0403 901 000 Email Di
Social Coordinators Sylia Meszaros
Monique Nitz (interim)
0448 775 843
0403 756 018
Email Sylia
Email Monique
Freshie Bennett Fast & Furious Coordinator Michal Brenchley 0433 086 026 Email Michal
Sunday Activities Coordinator Brent Cahill 0421 597 130 Email Brent
Equipment Coordinator – Gear Chris Potter 0418 614 588 Email Chris
Equipment Coordinator – Boards Peter Dunn Email Peter
Education Coordinator Paula Daly 0402 232 682 Email Paula
Carnival Registration
Renee McGettigan Email Renee
Officials Coordinator Carla Davies 0417 236 822 Email Carla