More than just sport coaching


 

 Surf life-saving Australia started in 1906 and currently has over 168,000 members. In 2015 Nippers Hong Kong was established to teach the same lessons and principles of SLSA.  

Not only are children learning essential water safety skills…but the health and social benefits are palpable in their everyday lives.

 

 

8-9 year old Nippers classes

Within each session, children will sart to run and swim further as they get stronger, Nippers HK will still guide children of the best way to swim in the ocean but they will be swimming further out to sea than at the younger age. There will be games which will focus on sprinting with a friendly competition towards the end.  
They will focus on learning the remaining 6 out of the 12 specific rules about Safety on the beach.  Children will be introduced to the very basics of first aid during the the term.

10-13 year old Nippers class

Within each session, children will run and swim long distances as they continue to get stronger, they will focus on advanced techniques on the boards which allow the children to go further out to sea.  There will be games which will focus on sprinting with a friendly competition towards the end, some of these games will be conducted by running into the sea. They will focus on learning about what arm and flag signals mean while on the beach.  Children will continue to learn more first aid knowledge and take this knowledge into beach scenarios. 

6-7 year old Nippers class

Nippers is about surf lifesaving, with a focus on having fun, teaching surf education skills and emphasising community awareness. The aim is to provide a safe, friendly and welcoming environment where both Nippers and parents can interact and enjoy a morning at the Beach, and where hopefully in years to come we build a community of water safety and awareness.
Within each session, there will be lots of running and swimming too, Nipper HK does not focus on swimming techniques but will guide children of the best way to swim in the ocean. Children should already be able to swim before being part of our Nippers HK program.  Children will be introduced to the boards in very shallow water. They will focus on learning 6 out of the 12 specific rules about Safety on the beach. Sun safety is very important and also how to deal with a sting in the water too.