Sydney Wet’n’Wild Nippers Club

Surf Life Saving NSW is delighted to announce a fourth season of the Sydney Wet ‘n’ Wild Nippers Program – a surf education program which brings the beach to the children of Western Sydney!

The club, which was the first of its kind in Australia, was set up to give kids in Western Sydney (Australia’s leading coastal drowning blackspot) a genuine nippers experience teaching them vital surf safety skills and education in a fun, supervised environment.

Registrations for the 2016/17 season are currently closed. To be included for any similar programs running next season, please join our waitlist.

What is the Sydney Wet ‘n’ Wild Nippers Program?

Nippers is about having fun while learning to stay safe at the beach! Children participate in a wide range of games, sports and educational activities which are designed to slowly build confidence in and around the water. The education component of the program includes beach safety, sun safety, what a lifesaver is and what they do; while the physical activities include wading, board paddling and beach games. Older Nippers are also introduced to some of the basic principles of surf safety such as general rescue techniques and first aid - vital skills they can take with them for life.

Season Dates

For the 2016/17 season, Sydney Wet ’n’ Wild Nippers will meet on the following Sundays at Sydney Wet ‘n’ Wild between 7:30-9:00 am:

  • October - 16, 23 and 30
  • November - 13, 20 and 27
  • December - 11
  • January - 22
  • February - 5, 12 and 19
  • March - 19 (carnival)

Sydney Wet’n’Wild is located at 427 Reservoir Road, Sydney, NSW 2148

2015-16 End of Season Carnival Video

Award winning Community Education Program

The 2014-15 Sydney Wet ‘n’ Wild Nippers program was this year nominated for AUSTSWIM’s Community Education Program of the Year and we were absolutely delighted to be announced the winners of the award at the NSW AUSTSWIM ‘Night of Excellence’ on 21 September 2015.

Coastal Partnership

Several Sydney Wet ‘n’ Wild Nippers have registered for the coastal partnership program with host clubs Narrabeen, The Lakes, Bilgola, Tea Gardens and Woonona Surf Life Saving Clubs. All Sydney Wet ‘n’ Wild Nippers participating in this program have been emailed contact information as well as Nipper times for their partnership club. Please contact us if you need that information resent.

Beach Day

Last year’s beach day was certainly a highlight of the season for everyone who participated and we are really excited to join in with the North Steyne Nipper program again on Sunday, 15 January 2017. North Steyne is located in the middle of Manly beach and their Nipper program runs from 9:30-11am. The visit gives Wet ‘n’ Wild Nippers a chance to practice their new skills in the ocean as well as experience in a dynamic beach environment.

More detailed information including late registration information will be sent via Newsletter. Please < ahref="mailto:wetnwildsydney@surflifesaving.com.au">contact us if you have any questions.