The OGSLSC Surf Sport program is for those children looking to extend their surf lifesaving skills. The Surf Sport program is a fantastic way to keep fit, make new friends and get to the beach every weekend.
As a lead into the Surf Sport season the club runs 4 training sessions at Ocean Grove Pool (BASC) in August. New members are welcome and encouraged to join these training sessions as they provide an excellent introduction to Surf Sport. Nippers are required to pay pool entry. If you are new to the club, please join online following the steps provided on our how to join page.
For those who were unable to attend the August pool sessions, assessments will be done at the first Surf Sport session your child attends. The swim requirements for Surf Sport Nippers are as follows:
- U8 & U9 - 25m swim (any stroke) and 1 minute survival float
- U10 - 25m (freestyle) and 1.5 minute survival float
- U11 - 50m swim (freestyle) and 2 minute survival float
- U12 - 100m swim (freestyle) and 2 minute survival float
- U13 - 150m swim (freestyle) and 3 minute survival float
- U14 - 200m swim (freestyle) and 3 minute survival float
Summer training for Nipper Surf Sport is usually held at the beach every Friday night from 5.30 - 6.30pm and Sunday mornings from 10.00am - 11.30am from mid October through to March.
Training consists of water activities such as boards, swimming and wading as well as beach activities such as sprints, flags and relays.
Surf Sport Nippers are encouraged to represent the OGSLSC at various carnivals during the summer season which is a great way for Nippers to test their skills against other Nippers, as well as have a lot of fun. Junior Carnival dates are listed on the Nippers calendar.
All Surf Sport Nippers are expected to complete the Surf Ed Program.To sign up for Surf Sport you will need to join the club. There are a few membership options to meet your needs:
- one parent one junior activities member
- one parent two junior activities members
- two parents and all children under the age of 18
Please go to how to join for more information.
Additional costs include the Surf Sport levy of $30 (applicable to all who train and/or enter carnivals) and a $50 foam board levy (applicable to those who use club boards). All Nippers must wear a yellow rash vest during training, which can be purchased from the uniform shop for $35.
Carnival entry fees
We ask members to pay for carnival entries up front, once you commit to enter. Without payment, you will not be entered.
2018/19 entry fees (including $2 admin charge):
Standard carnivals $27
States Championships (Enduros, Junior, Senior and Masters) $40
All Nippers must wear a competition cap at carnivals which can be purchased for $20 from the uniform shop.
Visitors from other clubs are welcome to join in with OGSLSC training sessions. Please first read the attached Visitors' code of conduct and contact Junior Activities Manager Darren Ball on 0413 600 344.
To make an enquiry about the Surf Sport program, please fill out the form below: