Welcome Back to Nippers!
Sunday 31st October.
Session 1 – 8am – 9.30am – U6, U7, U8
Session 2 – 10am – 11.30am – U9, U10, U11, U12, U13
ALL parents attending Nippers must be fully vaccinated and able to show proof of vaccination to attend Nippers.
Parents will be asked to QR Code onto the beach and immediately head to their Age Group flag with their Nipper.
There will be no need to pre-register this year and no registration desk. Please NO mingling on the concourse.
If you have not renewed your membership you will not be able to do this on Sunday morning and not be able to participate in Nipper activities. Please contact the club during office hours.
For U8’s and up – please book your proficiency for Saturday 30th October at Queenscliff Ocean Pool. If you cannot get your Age Group time slot please book where it suits and just tell your assessor your correct age group. BOOK HERE.
Please pre-order your Nipper Skull Cap and Hi-Vis Pink Rash Vest which are mandatory to start Nippers. You can pick up at the displayed times on the website or on Sundays. SHOP HERE
Sign-up sheets are on the website and will be updated regularly as we adapt to changing regulations each week. Please remember your 3 sessions for 1 Nipper OR 6 sessions for 2 or more Nippers. We appreciate your help. SIGN UP HERE.
Welcome back to our seasoned competitors and any new Nippers who would like to have a go. Competition is a great way to get to know families, become involved with the club and Surf Life Saving. Our competitors are usually those committed to patrols and make lifelong friends.
Introducing our 2021/2022 Nipper Comp Crew
Trudy Rebbeck and Paul Sholl – Water Safety Co-ordinators
Leishea Grant – Junior Nipper U9, 10, 11s Competitor Co-ordinator
Gus Seebeck – Senior Nipper U12, 13, 14s Competitor Co-ordinator
Milton Da Rocha – Beach Competition Liaison
Shona Rose – Nipper Admin
Officials Training – Important Info for 2021/2022 Competitors
This year all competitors parents will need either Bronze or Officials qualifications. Competition policy below.
Last season we introduced the concept that competitors parents would need to help either as an Official, Water Safety or Lead Age Manager at competition as per SLSA guidelines and unsurprisingly each of these require training and certification. Hence if you don’t hold a current Bronze certification, we would be grateful if you could complete your Officials qualification. You can do this independently online.
Go to sls.com.au – login
Navigate to E-learning/Training Library
Select the course – SLS Officiating – view courses
Find the SLS – Technical Officials Course – $60.
Why do I need to do this?
This policy is actually at many clubs whilst it is new to us at Queensie. We have relied upon our Masters members who have done this for years and it is now time for them to step away. Our Nippers cannot compete unless we have a quota of water safety and officials proportionate to our number of competitors. This requirement is also necessary to be allocated a board.
Are there any benefits for me?
Officiating is one way to understand competition and see your Nipper compete. You meet people involved in the club and SLS. It is a way to give back to the club and help your Nipper understand how competition works.
WATER TRAINING AND WATER SAFETY
At Queensie we provide board training with some surf swim training in addition to Sunday Nippers. A great way to become water competent with sessions run by our expert and renowned water coaches.
Tim “Happy Days” Hayes – Head Coach and Masters Competitor, Ex Branch Water Coach with years of experience and tips.
Nathan Krieger – Nathan has been a Surf Club competitor for years, starting as a cadet at Freshwater and progressing to competitive Ocean Swimming and Surfing. Nathan brings experience from coaching Martial Arts, Skiing and now applies his love to Ocean sports.
Catriona Ormond – Swim and Nipper Coach. Catriona is an accredited swim coach and will be assisting our team with beginner and intermediate nippers.
John O-Toole – John is part of the Team Q family. A trainer, surfer and amazing with our younger Nippers assisting on Sunday mornings.
Kev Harris and Col White – Amazing Masters Competitors and Club legends will assist the team throughout the season. We are so grateful for their experience and knowledge.
Please note our Water Training Times.
Wed at Clontarf – 4.30pm – 5.15pm U8, U9, U10 and U14 5.15pm – 6pm – U11, U12, U13
Friday at Queensie – 4.30pm – 5.30pm – U9 – U14
Sundays at Queensie – 8:30am – 9:30am U9-U14 and Beginners session U8’s 9.30am-10am.
Beginners are welcome at our Wednesday sessions at Clontarf and Sunday sessions. Please always RSVP on Team App. This is essential for insurance reasons our water safety ratios. Any changes will also be posted on the app.
If you have your Bronze and would like to join our Water Safety Team please email Trudy – firstname.lastname@example.org
Our water safety team are dedicated and busy – 3 sessions a week and Sunday Nippers plus carnivals. Please RSVP your availability on Team App and meet at the patrol shed Sunday mornings for briefing at 9.45am.
Our Beach Training team is lucky to be led by Michael Gedz – an Elite Masters Athlete and NSW development and pathways coach. Michael has years of experience getting the most out of his young runners.
Michael is currently mentoring some of our Youth Athletes in Coaching and they will be assisting Milton Da Rocha with our Beginner squads whilst Michael trains our Elite Competitors.
Sundays Training – 8.30am – 9.30 am – U9 – U14.
Please RSVP on Team App.