Key Nipper Info

Cronulla Crays Nippers has a rich history as a Junior Surf Life Saving Club for over 50 years.

Every parent wants their child to lead a happy, healthy and active youth. There is no better place for this than introducing your child to surf lifesaving and nippers.

Nippers is a junior program that introduces children aged 6 to 13 to surf lifesaving. It is a fun outdoors activity that grows a child’s confidence, teaches valuable life skills and knowledge. Nippers is about learning, confidence and having fun in a safe beach environment. For Nippers, the beach is the classroom. They gain confidence by passing the ‘tests’ of swimming, body boarding, beach sprints, dolphin-diving, spotting a rip, having fun with new friends and discovering things about themselves.

But it’s not hard work. We like to call it serious fun! Nippers is a great way for children to make friends, be active and enjoy the beach in a safe environment. The skills gained in nippers will stick to the soul like sand from the beach and be carried for life.

Across Australia, there are almost 50,000 nippers (6-13 years). Cronulla Crays has over 600 nippers and is one of the oldest and most successful Clubs in Australia.


Cronulla Crays is the NSW Junior State Champions for 12 years in a row from 1997/98 to 2008/09.