Age Group Programs

Update – Age requirement to be fully vaccinated for Nippers

Based on the most recent Chief Health Officer directions (announced Thursday 18 November), the age requirement to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 has changed from 16 years to 12 years and two months. From a Life Saving Victoria perspective, the changes will be effective Monday 22 November.

Nippers is run as an age based program, with September 30 as the arbitrary age cut off for each group.

Mozzies Must be 5 by September 30 Surf Play 1
Under 7 Must be 6 by September 30 Surf Play 2
Under 8 Must be 7 by September 30 Surf Aware 1
Under 9 Must be 8 by September 30 Surf Aware 2
Under 10 Must be 9 by September 30 Surf Safe 1
Under 11 Must be 10 by September 30 Surf Safe 2 / Basic EAR
Under 12 Must be 11 by September 30 Surf Smart 1 / Basic EAR
Under 13 Must be 12 by September 30 Surf Smart 2 / Basic CPR
Under 14 Must be 13 by September 30 Available to SRC course members

Each age group has an Age Group Manager (AGM) & several AGM assistants. Age Group Managers are responsible for the education, training & safety of the children on the beach. All AGM’s have completed an induction course & many also hold a Bronze Medallion, which equips them very well for the role.