At Mermaid, our junior activities program aims to provide an environment where our junior members
learn essential surf safety and awareness skills with a focus on fun, encouraging participation and a
healthy and safe beach lifestyle. At Mermaid, we are known to be a very family community focused


Throughout the season our junior members will learn surf safety skills (including how to identify rips),
surf sports skills, such as body surfing and negotiating the surf on a Nippers board. Activity days also
include the beach disciplines of flags, beach sprints etc. At Mermaid our primary focus is to make the
Nippers experience fun and enjoyable for all participants and their families.


Our objective is to promote personal development, leadership skills and improve the self-confidence
of our junior members by setting realistic and obtainable goals and challenges. We encourage
competition but recognise that not all junior members are disposed to the rigors of competition. We
aim to strike a balance between nurturing and encouraging the competitive urges in our junior
members and at the same time providing a welcoming environment and a full program for those
members who are less inclined to participate in the competitive side of surf lifesaving.


All our members who run our nipper program are volunteers. Nippers is a great opportunity for you as
a parent, to be actively involved with your child as a volunteer in roles such as assisting age
managers, water safety, BBQ duty or officiating. We would love for everyone to get involved.


Nipper Open Days (Sign on Days)
Sunday 27 August: 8am – 12pm
Saturday 9 September: 8am – 12pm
To register as a new member or to renew your membership, please go to our Become a Member


IMPORTANT DATES 2017/18 Season

First day of nippersSunday 17 September 2017
Christmas break from nippersSunday 17th December 2017
First day back from Christmas breakSunday 07th January 2018
Last day of NippersSunday 18th March 2018


We have set 4 pool swim proficiency sessions for 17/18 Season at the Surfers Paradise State
School Pool, Isle of Capri.

  • Sunday 20 th August 9-11am
  • Sunday 27 th August 9 – 11am
  • 1 st day of Nippers – Sunday 17 th September 9 – 10am
  • 2 nd day of Nippers – Sunday 24 th September 9 – 10am


COST: $2 to bring on the day to the pool
If you are unable to attend one of these sessions, please get your swim coach to sign off on your
current pool proficiency CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD FORM

Nipper girls
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U8 branch
Geena and Ella