Safety is our first priority for all activities. Safety extends to on the beach and in the water and also gives consideration to the protection of all children.
We endorse the Surf Life Saving Australia Water Safety Policy 1.1 (which can be found on the SLSA website). We cannot commence any race or activity unless there is the correct number of water safety officers. To be a water safety officer you need to hold a current Bronze Medallion or Surf Rescue Certificate. This is a great way to become involved with your children and we appreciate any assistance. We regularly run courses, so please contact us if you are interested and check the training page here.
The minimum ratio for water safety for nippers is one (1) qualified adult to five (5) children. All water safety officers must wear an orange cap
and orange long sleeved rash vest during water activities and must sign the patrol log or water safety log book at the commencement of each nipper session.
We aim to teach children about all aspects of surf/beach safety, including sun protection. We encourage all participants and spectators to follow these procedures:
Seek shade wherever possible
Wear a long sleeve top
Wear a wide brimmed hat, bucket style hat or legionnaire style cap to protect face, ears and back of neck
Use a maximum protection broad spectrum sunscreen (at least SPF 30+) even on overcast days and re-apply after water activities
Slip, Slop, Slap and Wrap
The nipper captain or your age manager must be notified of any medical conditions or special needs on renewal of membership or at the commencement of the nipper program - or if during the season as soon as you become aware of the medical condition/special need.
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1a Mills Beach on the Esplanade
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