Please read all information carefully before completing the registration form.
Registrations of Interest for the 2019/2020 Junior Surf Lifesaving Program (JSLP – Nippers) for children NEW to Point Leo SLSC aged 6-13 as at 30th September 2019 open on August 1st 2019. Please complete the form below for each child you wish to register. Registrations will close at midnight on September 15th 2019.
Please only complete the registration of Interest form once for each child.
Please note that our groups are limited so that we can ensure that we run a high quality, and most importantly, a safe program. Therefore positions in the program are dependent on any vacancies we may have in age groups.
Should your child obtain a position in our program at least one parent/guardian will also be required to become a member of Point Leo SLSC. This person must hold a valid Working With Children Check (WWCC) as per the Point Leo SLSC In Working With Children Check Policy. We strongly recommend that you read this information carefully so that you are aware of our requirements.
Please also read the information on the Junior page to gain an understanding of how the program operates.
Current Point Leo Member information
If your child is already a member at Point Leo SLSC please DO NOT register them on this form. You will receive renewal information from the club in due course. For current families with a new U7 child please wait until this year’s renewal information is sent to you which will have information on how to register your U7 child.
Dates for the 2019/2020 program are:
- Friday 27th December 2019
- Sunday 29th December 2019
- Tuesday 31st December 2019
- Thursday 2nd January 2020
- Sunday 5th January 2020
- Tuesday 7th January 2020
- Thursday 9th January 2020
- Friday 10th January 2020
- Sunday 12th January 2020
Junior Evaluations and Award Requirements
Click here for a summary of the LSV Junior Evaluations and Award Requirements.
Being able to swim competently is an integral part of making children safe at the beach as well as allowing them to actively participate and enjoy surf life saving activities. The Nippers program is not a “learn to swim” program. We strongly encourage you to enrol your children in “learn to swim” classes depending on their current ability.
We do recognise that swimming in the ocean is a new experience for many children and that even competent pool swimmers can find this challenging at first. Our aim is to encourage children and to help develop their confidence and skills swimming in the ocean as well as provide surf education (Junior Development Program Awards).
At the first session (or prior), it is an LSV prerequisite that every Junior member is required to participate in the Preliminary Assessment conducted by qualified Club assessors, prior to any water activity training or competition being undertaken each season.
Junior Preliminary Evaluations (JPE) – including the Preliminary Assessment are a risk management procedure to assess the swimming capabilities of nippers and are done as part of the Club’s duty of care.
Any child that does not meet the required evaluation level will require a higher level of supervision when involved in water-based activities, at the discretion of the club.
Competition Skills Evaluation is mandatory for U12-U14 to compete in ANY LSV and intra-club event and U9-U11 for water events only (excluding wade).
Working with Children Check requirement for ALL parents
In response to the the Royal Commission into Institutional Response to Child Sexual Abuse there have been changes to the Working with Children Act 2005. These changes came into effect on 1 August 2017.
For full details of the change visit www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au
To read the updated LSV Working With Children Check (WWCC) Policy click here.
To read the updated LSV Working With Children Check FAQ’s click here.
To read the Point Leo SLSC Working with Children Check Policy and Information click here.
All Nipper parents who join the club must hold a valid Working With Children Check with LSV and Point Leo SLSC listed as volunteer organisations as per our Policy; ie if both parents join the club then BOTH parents must hold a WWCC.
If you don’t already hold a valid WWCC we recommend you apply for one immediately. If you are offered a position in the program this will ensure that your memberships are processed quickly.
If you currently hold a valid WWCC we recommend that you update the volunteer organisations as per the WWCC Information page so that if you are offered a position in the program your memberships are processed quickly.
We cannot accept any memberships, Nipper or parent, unless the parent members have met our WWCC requirements.
Thank you for your interest in our program.