Surf Life Saving - Sydney Northern Beaches

Cadets wear the Red and Yellow

When a nipper turns 13 years old and have attained their Surf Rescue Certificate, they graduate Nippers and are eligible to patrol their beach. SLSSNB has developed a “Rookie” program which clubs can use to pathway their SRC candidates through cadets. Many of the clubs host great activities for teenagers such as sleepovers, outdoor challenges and trips away to encourage them to stay within the movement.

Active 15 – 17 years

The opportunities and awards that exist for this age group is exciting in surf lifesaving as the movement throws up lots of challenges from doing the Bronze Medallion to becoming the crew person on an IRB, ARTC and some Silver Medallion courses.

13-17 What’s out there for me? 


Junior Life Saver of the Year Program 
Youth Opportunity Makers Program

Youth Engagement Program

Rookie Program

Patrol Captain Mentor Program

Ways to Particpate in your Surf Club