MOUNT MARTHA NIPPERS 2021/22 SEASON

MMLSC Nipper Handbook 2021-22  <- CLICK

MMLSC Pool Swimming Program <- CLICK
We are excited to provide swimming sessions at one of our local pools in the lead up to our summer season. Click the link above to read the attached flyer and reply to Leah as soon as possible. The purpose of these sessions is to prepare nippers for their mandatory prelim swims and to experience and practise lifesaving skills in a safe pool environment.

MMLSC Nipper Holiday Program <- CLICK
8 days of fun & fitness – click the link above for dates & costs and how to register – get in quick and practise before the season starts.

We are looking forward to a fantastic season and welcome all our Nippers and families.

This season we are changing the program and are excited to be offering a shorter, more intensive Nipper Program offering both Friday nights & Sunday mornings.

Nippers are provided an environment to learn all about being safe down at the beach. They’re also trained in the basic skills of life saving including running on sand, wading, open water swimming and board paddling. There are also opportunities to compete against other clubs at Nipper Carnivals. It is a fun environment encouraging all age groups to ‘have a go’ and have fun. The children are placed in their age groups under the supervision of a Coach and an Age Manager.

We have an exciting new program for Nippers this summer, with Friday night and Sunday morning sessions, running through the warmer summer months. Camps, special events, board training, and a schedule catering for a broad range of our member families have been added. Given the events of the past 18 months, we’re expecting an explosion in membership, seeking healthy outdoors fun and sport. Our Nippers Sub-Committee continue to develop initiatives supporting an engaging and exciting nipper program.

One of the exciting developments to be implemented, is the employment of a coaching team, supporting the development of our nipper members and strong relationships across the club. Coaches will have a Surf Bronze Medallion Qualification, and/or lifesaving sport experience, and/or PE/sport teaching skills. We seek the services of committed parents/seniors/masters to fill the following roles:

Nippers Coaching Team
Head Coach – Nippers (x1)
• Weekly board training
• Friday night and Sunday morning training
• Supporting Assistant Coaches
• Coaching and support @ Nipper carnivals including Victorian Championships
• Promoting and developing Nipper competition teams
• Membership of the Nippers Sub-Committee

Assistant Coaches – Nippers (x10)

• Friday night and Sunday morning setup, training and pack up
• Beach sprint, Beach Flags, Swim/Wade, Rescue Tube, Board specialist coaching
• Opportunities for coaching/water safety @ Nipper carnivals/Victorian Championships
• Promoting and developing Nipper competition teams
• Membership of the Nippers Sub-Committee

We will hold a session detailing remuneration and expectations prior to appointments. Please feel free to share these opportunities with suitable candidates. Interested parties should express their interest to Leah our Aquatic Sports Manager – aquaticsports@mmlsc.com.au 

Nippers Sub-Committee
In addition, we require parents to join our Nipper Sub-Committee to support successful program implementation. Get involved and support our exciting Nippers schedule. You don’t need to be an expert, just positive and enthusiastic. Joining the Nipper Sub-Committee entitles you to the discounts of active membership. The more involved, the better. Interested members should contact Hannah our Junior Director – juniordirector@mmlsc.com.au

Let’s plan for an amazing Nippers experience this summer. Our kids deserve it!

Steve Wishart – President MMLSC

Warlimont & Nutt Real Estate proud sponsors of our Nipper program