This season we are pleased to offer again our popular Little Nippers program, aimed at children aged 1 - 6 years who are keen to get involved early!
The program runs along side our junior program on Sundays at 10am. This enables your little nipper to meet junior club members and aspire to become junior club members themselves.
Junior Surf Program
Lyall Bay Surf Life Saving Club runs a Junior Surf program for 7 - 13 year olds which is designed to teach children important beach and surf safety skills.
Our program is sport development based with the emphasis on:
- having fun
- being with friends
- being part of a team
- fair play
- saving lives
We start the Junior Surf Program with some water confidence drills and those aged 10-13 are tested and awarded their 200m swim badge in preparation for the season opening.
These sessions run on Sundays in mid October with sessions starting at 9am for under 10 year olds (NIPPERS) and 10am for under 14 year olds (Juniors).
Junior surf sessions at Lyall Bay Beach start in the first week of November and continue on Sunday mornings during the summer through to the end of March with a short break over Christmas.
Junior Surf Carnivals
All juniors have the opportunity to compete at local surf club carnivals throughout the summer season. These carnivals are a great way to develop their surf skills in a fun competitive environment, experience other beaches and meet juniors from other clubs.
The Ocean Athletes program is for 10 - 13 year olds who want to attend 'Oceans', the U14 national surf life saving championships.
Ocean Athletes provides enjoyable and rewarding experiences that help develop self-esteem and a positive attitude to physical activity and health shared by children and their parents at a young age.
The Ocean Athletes squad trains a number of times weekly during summer and also at the pool over winter to build up their skills. Pool training is underway from early June at Freyberg Pool.
Our Oceans age athletes are encouraged to register for both our winter programme and summer programme. Winter registration for Ocean Athletes is early May with summer registration mid September.
Registering with Surf Life Saving New Zealand
If you are wishing to register your child/ren into our surf program, it is a requirement that they become members of Surf Life Saving New Zealand. Please follow this link and fill out the required fields for each new member.
If you are already a member of SLSNZ and wish to transfer from an existing club to Lyall Bay SLSC or for any further help or enquires on registration please email firstname.lastname@example.org.