ANZA Singapore Nippers is a not-for-profit volunteer group where children from 5-13 years of age can learn beach and ocean awareness through fun activities, and connect with the great outdoors.
Sessions comprise typical Nippers events such as flags, wades, sprints, relays, run-swim-run, iron person, and board paddles. We also share knowledge and practice rescues, first aid and CPR. In addition to learning core Nipper skills, we mix up the format by reinventing these events in different ways, and adding in the odd game of tug-of-war and dodge ball. It’s always a highlight when we roll out equipment like our magic carpet and giant slip’n’slide too.
Through all of this, we aim to promote confidence, sportsmanship, strength, speed, problem-solving, teamwork, safety, and respect for the environment. While we nurture awareness for our natural environment, we nurture awareness of others. While we build strength, we build strength of character.
Like a sausage roll and sauce, Nippers is a quintessential Australian activity that we want to share with families of all nationalities. We welcome parents and participants from any background to become mini lifesavers and part of our community.
THIS IS NOT A DROP-OFF ACTIVITY – Parents must remain on the beach with their children for the duration of the session and help out as required.
WE DO NOT TEACH CHILDREN HOW TO SWIM – It is expected that you register your children only if they can swim independently and meet swim assessment criteria.
In 2019 we will be running 2 terms of 12 sessions each. Each term is spread over 14 weeks to provide 2 Sundays off that coincide with public holidays.
Term One – 10 March to 9 June (No session 21 April & 19 May)
Term Two – 1 September to 1 December (No session 22 September & 27 October)