Welcome to the Mordialloc Life Saving Club. We pride our program to be an all-inclusive environment, packed with fun and excitement, while developing the skills and confidence of all our Nippers, both on the beach and more importantly in the water.
Our Family friendly and supportive atmosphere offers a range of activities across all the age groups. We start with U6 Nippers through to the U14 age group. Activities will vary depending on the age of the Nipper, however it is encouraged to challenge the kids and develop resilience and skills to build confidence. Our program is not a learn to ‘swim program’. We strongly believe that that all Nippers should be part of some type of swimming program outside the Nipper group. We teach the skills of Surf Education, surf play and deliver confidence building activities in the open water, in a fun and safe environment.
Our younger age groups in the U6/7’s are part of a group called the “Sharks”. These Nippers are develop surf play skills that allow them to have lots of fun in the water and on the sand. We encourage Parents to join in, get splashed and share the excitement with their children. There is also two local carnivals through SEBA – South Eastern Beaches Association available for the Sharks, which is a great starting point for this group of Nippers. The carnivals give Nippers a taste of competition in a fun and friendly way and are well supported by the Mordialloc group.
Our U8 – U14 Nippers are encouraged to be involved in the LSV State Competition carnivals which showcase the skills that we develop in our program against all other Victorian Lifesaving clubs across the Bay and Surf Coast. These carnivals offer both team and individual events in the open water and on the sand. Events include Wade, Board, Swim, Irons, Run, Sprints and Relays (refer to events tab for descriptions) These carnivals well supported by all the Nipper communities around Victorian beaches.
LSV carnivals lead into the Victorian State Championships which is the final carnival for the season. We also offer an opportunity to take an U14 team to the Australian Youth Surf Lifesaving Titles each year. This is real character building and high level competition which tests the fitness, strength and skills of the best young Surf Lifesavers in the country and is great to watch.
Competition is not for everyone and if that’s the case for your Child we still run the Normal Nipper program each week for all members who are able to attend. Some Nippers like to wean into the carnival activities, while others wait till they are a bit older and have more confidence to give it a go. Some kids just like coming along each week to Mordialloc as a non-competing Nipper, while still completing their Surf ed and Surf Play awards. This then lead into the opportunity to obtain their SRC – Surf Rescue Certificate, as an U14 Nipper.
Any non-competing Nipper is always welcome to join in the extra training sessions available for competition and is a valued member of our team and there’s also the opportunity to access camps and leadership programs with other members of various clubs through the LSV Youth programs.
We encourage all parents to get involved, helping on the BBQ, assisting on the beach or even aiming to become an Age Manager. There are opportunities to become qualified and obtain your Bronze Medallion, patrol the beach and be a valued community Life Saver.
If you have any questions, please send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org We welcome all new families to come on down and become a member of the wonderful program we can offer to your future Life Saver.
Director of Youth Development MLSC