Nippers is a great way for children to make friends, be active, and enjoy the beach in a safe environment.

In Victoria there are over 8,000 nippers aged between 5 and 13 years old that hit our beaches as part of the Junior Development Program each summer.

For the 2021/2022 season we are closely monitoring Nipper intake numbers and are still undergoing careful COVIDSafe planning. Therefore we are asking new Nipper families to register their interest to join our program via our Nipper Expression of Interest form. We will be in contact with you to advise our capacity from the 14th October 2021.

We currently have around 180 children actively participating in the Sandringham Nipper program, which runs on Saturday afternoons throughout summer. Our Cadet program aims to bridge the gap between Nippers and Patrollers and is open to all nippers in the U13 age group with an aim to prepare Nippers for their Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC) and have an easy transition onto the patrol team when they turn 13. Cadets have a special group as part of nippers and are encouraged to work with and mentor the younger nippers, as well as having the opportunity to attend leadership camps hosted by Life Saving Victoria.

New memberships for the Nippers program will be open from Saturday, 16th of October (our Open Day). In the meantime, we have created a waitlist for prospective Nippers and their families. If you would like to register your interest to join Sandringham LSC Nippers, please complete the Sandringham Nippers Expression of Interest Form and we will be in contact as soon as we know our capacity.

All nipper membership enquiries should be directed to

Nippers from above!
Some Christmas cheer at Nippers 2019
One of our cooler afternoons!