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The fun of surf life saving starts when you join Nippers!

If you’re thinking of introducing your child to lifesaving, then Junior Activities is for you. Junior Activities is open to children from the age five up to 13 years (age for a season is calculated as of midnight September 30). Every club in Queensland offers a Junior Activities program, all with various styles and sizes. Lifesaving is something for the whole family to get involved in and there are many supporting roles that you can play as a parent of a child involved in Junior Activities.

Surf lifesaving is an amazing activity for growing a child’s confidence, knowledge and skills in the beach environment. Not only will your child have fun and meet new friends they will become part of an iconic organisation that has served the Australian community for over 100 years.

The program is focused on play, participation and fun. It offers an educational pathway through the delivery of the Junior Development Resource Kit which is designed to ensure children have fun at the beach while participating in lessons that will develop them to become a knowledgeable participant in both lifesaving and sport.

Before the start of the Junior Activities season each child is required to complete a Preliminary Skills Assessment designed to ensure that each child demonstrates a standard of competence in an aquatic environment.

Junior Activities Programs

The red and yellow family of surf lifesavers is an iconic sight on Queensland beaches, and is part of an organisation that has served the Australian community for over 100 years.  If you’re thinking about introducing your child to a new sport, the SLSQ Junior Activities program (commonly known as Nippers) is for you!


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SLSQ Child and Youth Risk Management Strategy

SLSQ is committed to ensure the protection, safety and welfare of our young participants and believe that our policies must always place the safety and welfare of children and youth above all other considerations.

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