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Freshwater SLSC Nipper Registration Opening

Freshwater SLSC Nippers Registrations 

2021 / 2022 Season 

Online Only Registrations Open 11 September 2021*

*At this stage we are welcoming all our Nippers Families back from across Sydney but please note, the arrangements for participation in the upcoming Freshwater Nipper Season are subject to NSW Health Guidelines due to the current situation with COVID-19. We will update this page as soon as we have relevant information and when the first Nippers Session will be confirmed.

Freshwater SLSC Nippers COVID Safe Plan 2021-22 Season

Freshwater SLSC is committed to ensuring we can all enjoy another Nippers Season of activities in a safe environment. We will update our COVID plan in the coming weeks according to guidance from Sydney Northern Beaches Branch, Surf Life Saving NSW and NSW Health.

How to Register

New Members

  • Go to the Surf Lifesaving Join Portal https://members.sls.com.au/SLSA_Online/modules/register/index.php
  • Fill in the required details for a parent (General Membership)
  • Click to “create a family group and join an additional family member”.
  • Name the Family Group and fill in the required details for a child.
  • Click to “join another person up” if necessary, for more children and an optional additional parent.
  • Click to “pay your membership fee(s) online” listing all member names in the Payment Details box, please note that your membership will not be accepted unless full payment is made at this time. You can process your Active Kids Voucher at this time.
  • Once the above steps have been completed, you will need to forward a copy of identification for ALL new members to nippersregistrar@freshwaterslsc.com. Again, unless this final step has been completed your applications will not be accepted.
  • There are more detailed instructions on using the Surf Lifesaving Join Portal here.

How to add a new Nipper to an existing Nippers Family Group

  • Go to the Surf Lifesaving Portal.
  • Click to “join another person up” if necessary, for more children and an optional additional parent.
  • Click to “pay your membership fee(s) online”, listing all member names in the Payment Details box, please note that your membership will not be accepted unless full payment is made at this time. You can process your Active Kids Voucher at this time.
  • Once the above steps have been completed, you will need to forward a copy of identification for ALL new members to nippersregistrar@freshwaterslsc.com
  • Again, unless this final step has been completed your applications will not be accepted.
  • Once approved by the Registrar, add the new Nipper to your Family Group by selecting Family from the Memberships menu then clicking View/Edit and then use the red button to add a new member.

Renew Existing Nippers & General Membership

  • If you wish to use an Active Kids voucher, please have the details ready before renewing as you cannot redeem the voucher later.
  • Go to the Surf Lifesaving Portal
  • If you have not registered for access to the Portal or if you have forgotten your login details, there are links to help you. Your portal access should be in the name of a parent.
  • Check your details are up to date by selecting from Update Personal Details from the Memberships menu. Particularly personal information and contact details.
    Select Family from the Memberships menu.
  • If you have not already set up a Family Group, click the red button to do so. This will require approval by the Registrar before it can be used. Note that you must be logged in as a parent to create a family group.
  • Click the Renew Memberships link to renew the family members, including at least one parent/guardian.
  • Click to “pay your membership fee(s) online”, listing all member names in the Payment Details box, please note that your membership will not be accepted unless full payment is made at this time. You can process your Active Kids Voucher at this time.
  • If you miss the payment screen, you can pay via this payment link.
  • The Registrar will review the renewal and you will receive an email. Note that this may take over a week during our busy annual registration period. Your renewal will not be processed without payment.

Price List

Nipper Family Price
1 child $100
1 parent (General) $40
1 parent (if an active patrolling Senior member) $110

Additional Information

Nipper Age Groups 2021/22

(You can register a child for Nippers if they turn 5 by 30 September 2021)
Under 6: 1st October 2015 to 30th September 2016
Under 7: 1st October 2014 to 30th September 2015
Under 8: 1st October 2013 to 30th September 2014
Under 9: 1st October 2012 to 30th September 2013
Under 10: 1st October 2011 to 30th September 2012
Under 11: 1st October 2010 to 30th September 2011
Under 12: 1st October 2009 to 30th September 2010
Under 13: 1st October 2008 to 30th September 2009
Under 14: 1st October 2007 to 30th September 2008

Transfer from Another Club

If you are transferring from another club, you will still need to pay the Freshwater Nippers family fee.

  • Go to the Surf Lifesaving Portal.
  • If you have not registered for access to the Portal or if you have forgotten your login details, there are links to help you.
  • Select Memberships > Transfers > Join/Transfer to a new organisation.
  • Enter the requested information.
  • Wait up to a week for the club to complete the process.
  • Follow the instructions above to Renew Nippers Membership.

Merchandise

Online purchases are only available at present due to restrictions https://shop.freshwaterslsc.com/ with postage available. If you have any queries, please contact shop@freshwaterslsc.com

Uniforms

U6’s & U7’s must purchase an age cap; rashies are optional but long & short sleeve are available for purchase.
U8’s must purchase a new coloured Age Group cap (yellow) & a pink Hi Vis Rashie.
U8’s to U14’s must wear a Pink Hi Vis vest and Age Cap.

Active Kids

These Vouchers are only available for online renewals. Every child (4.5 – 18 years old) who has a current Medicare card and is enrolled in school from Kindergarten to Year 12 is eligible but;

PLEASE NOTE: The vouchers can only be used for online renewals through members portal. There is a guide here.  (If you have already paid your membership fees for the current season you can’t make a claim for a cash refund of the Kids voucher amount with us after that).

Communication

Once you registration has been approved, please request access to the below so you are always in touch with any Events or News Items

Team App: External link

Freshwater Nippers Facebook: External link

How can I help?

You can let your Age Manager know that you would like to help on Sundays.

If your Nippers are competing in carnivals, parents will be required to help.

You can help us to safeguard your kids in the water by attaining the Bronze Medallion.

What will my Nipper learn?

For information on education and training please contact the Education Officer, Jacinta

Swim Proficiency

We will be conducting a proficiency swim for U8-U12 Nippers – Time & Date to be confirmed but will be held at Warringah Aquatic Centre, 1 Aquatic Dr, Frenchs Forest NSW 2086

The proficiency swim for U13-U14 Nippers will be held during the first Sunday Nippers. U6-U7 do not need to complete a proficiency swim.

U8 – 25m pool swim – no time limit
U9 & U10 – 200m pool swim – 6 minute limit
U11-U14 – 200m pool swim – 5 minute limit

Further Queries

If you have any other questions in regard to the registration process, email the  Registrar nippersregistrar@freshwaterslsc.com