Nippers is a great way for children to make friends, be active and enjoy the beach in a safe environment. Life Saving Clubs are a wonderful setting for Surf Education and Youth Development and from the age of five, kids can access our lifesaving programs. These programs develop their skills in lifesaving and day to day life whilst being able to make lots of new friends along the way.

The major program for children at Life Saving Clubs in Victoria is the Surf Education Program (5 – 13 years). This National program is structured specifically to their ages and abilities gradually teaches kids basic lifesaving skills required to be safe around an aquatic environment as well as developing their skills to compete in surf sports.

As the Nippers program is designed to learn about lifesaving skills and safety around the beach, we strongly encourage all parents of children with limited swimming ability to enrol them in swimming lessons first.

For further information on how to be a part of our Nippers program or what else it involves, please visit our Nippers Frequently Asked Questions page, or contact our Junior Coordinator at