2021/2022 Season Calendar

Nippers Season Calendar 2021/2022

Nippers Season Flyer 2021/2022

Return to Nippers 2021/2022

The fundamental principle of Surf Life Saving is the safety of all people who visit the beach, and over the last 18 months that focus has includes protecting our Nippers and members from COVID-19. Elouera Nippers proved itself as a leading club in designing and implementing a COVID safe environment whilst providing a rewarding and challenging surf life saving experience.

Every activity programmed and undertaken at Elouera Nippers is assessed to ensure that health and wellbeing of all involved is the number one priority. During what is arguably the most critical moment that we have faced during the pandemic, this risk management approach is central to the safe ad successful operation of the 2021/2022 Elouera Nippers season.

Analysing the latest NSW Health restrictions and road maps, Surf Life Saving NSW guidance along with drawing on our considerable experience in holding Nipper COVID safe activities and events, the JDC has schedule the return to Nippers on Sunday 5 December 2021. This date was identified as the most appropriate when factoring in all health and organisational concerns including, but not limited to:

  • Allowing for sufficient time for maximum vaccination coverage of our 12 to 16 age groups, Coaches, Water Safety Team and Age Managers.
  • The potential for increased case numbers in children and teenagers after the return to school.
  • Protecting immune suppressed and high-risk participants including members including members involved in the Yellow Fins program.
  • Determining responsibilities and management of vaccine requirements and certification to ensure the continued provision of an inclusive Nipper program.
  • The 200 person limit on outdoor gathering numbers at 80% vaccinated.
  • The anticipated reduction of restrictions on the 1st December.

The scheduled return date has several advantages in being able to program information sessions ad required activities in small groups in the weeks prior to the start of the season, such as swim evaluations and merchandise collection. Completing these activities before the official start of the season means a more efficient activity schedule from the first day of Nippers and limits the potential for exposure as we move out of a period of comparative higher risk.

 The staged COVID safe return to the beach and water training will commence Sunday 3rd October 2021 with pool swim and competition evaluations for water athletes in the Competition Pathway. This program is available to an Nippers wishing to extend their skills into the Carnival arena.

Elouera Nippers is committed to providing the safest possible inclusive surf life saving experience, prioritising health and wellbeing at every stage of the development of our future life savers, community leaders and surf sports athletes. The JDC looks forward to welcoming our new and returning Nippers to the 2021/2022 season.

We will provide additional updates on the proposed calendar as Government restrictions change, and we look forward seeing everyone at the beach when it's safe to do so.

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Thank you for your support and patience during these crazy times.

Regards,

Mark Summers – JDC Chairperson

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