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Freshwater Nippers Registration

2022/23 Season Registration

Registration is now open. Registrations will close 30 September 2022.

All registrations must be completed on line for new and returning members.  Please follow links below to the SLS Members Area.

Returning members:  SLS Members Area. 

New members: SLSA Join

Provided below are links to user guides that may assist families with registration difficulties.  If you are having problems, please read through these documents before contacting us.  We have many enquiries at this time of year and we are working through them as quickly as possible.  If you have sent an email enquiry, please be patient as we attend to the long queue. Please do not call the office, but send an email, if possible with screen shots included showing where you have hit an error or problem.  Most issues are related to Family Groups.  We suggest you save your SLS Member area log in details in a safe place so you can recall it each season.

RENEWING MEMBERSHIP VIA MEMBERS AREA – Family

How to Join a Surf Club Userguide – Individual V2

How to Join a Surf Club Userguide – Family Group V2

Important Information for new U6 Members

Nippers must be a minimum of 5 years old before 30 September 2022 to join the Nipper program.  However, your nipper must also have turned 5 years old BEFORE you register them.

 

Status of your application

We do not send emails to confirm registrations.  With over 1800 memberships to process each year, this is not possible.   If you would like to check on the status of your membership application or renewal, please log into the SLS Members area.  Please take note of any comments on your record that may have been added which will indicate reasons for delays or items we may be waiting on to complete your application. Please attend to these requests and any emails you have been sent as soon as possible.

 

Communications

If not already a member, please join the Freshie Nippers TeamApp as this is our core platform for all nipper communications.

Team App: External link

 

 

Further information

 

Merchandise

Freshwater SLSC swimwear and accessories are available to purchase via our Online Shop.

Essential items such as hi-vis vests, nipper caps, competition caps and training caps will be available to purchase year-round with fast dispatch. New season swimwear and accessories will be available to purchase via pre-order only.  Our first pre-order is now closed.  Pre-order items will be delivered to your home in early October, ready for the start of the season.

Past season stock is available year round and can be dispatched quickly. This stock is offered at reduced prices, but limited sizing and stock is available.

 

Uniforms

U6’s & U7’s must wear an age group cap. Hi-vis rash vests are optional.
U8’s – U14’s must wear an age group cap & hi-vis rash vest.

We have various swimwear options for girls and boys.  Freshie Club swimwear is not essential for Sunday nipper activities, but if your nipper plans to compete in carnivals, it is expected that they will wear club branded swimwear to support the team.  Nippers competing at Branch and State level carnivals must wear full Freshwater branded uniform.

Nippers that attend water training must purchase a ‘training’ cap which is orange. Please plan ahead and purchase prior to first training session.  They cannot train without a training cap. Don’t forget your hi-vis for training too.

Nippers that compete in carnivals must purchase a competition/quarter cap to represent our club. Please plan ahead and ensure your nipper has a competition cap prior to their first carnival.  They cannot compete without one.

Active Kids

If you are renewing on line and plan to use your vouchers, have them handy before you start the process.   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.

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

Communication

Once your registration has been approved, please request access to the platforms below so you can keep up to date with key dates, events, news items, weather cancellations etc. ALL essential nipper communications are via Team App. If you do not have access to TeamApp, you will miss key information.

Team App: External link

Freshwater Nippers Facebook: External link

How can I help?

We always require parental assistance. Being involved improves your Nipper’s experience as well.

In the early years, U6- U8 parents are welcomed as Age Managers or Assistant Age Managers.  These are larger age groups and it is great to get involved on Sunday mornings.

As your nipper enters the U9’s and up, they have the opportunity to train for and compete in carnivals if they are competitive.  Otherwise regular Nipper Activities always welcome parent assistance.  For those parents of competitive Nippers, we require water safety to assist at training and carnivals, officials at carnivals, coaching assistance, and help on the Junior Activities Committee where there are regularly roles that would  benefit from more volunteers.

Swim Proficiency

We will be conducting proficiency swims for U8-U12 Nippers in September, shortly after registration closes.  It is essential you have access to TeamApp for confirmation of dates and bookings. Swim Proficiencies are essential for your Nipper to progress and participate in the program.

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 Secretary – nippers@freshwaterslsc.com