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  • 26 Dec 2022 7:46 AM | Shaun Cumming (Administrator)

    Summer Program Key Dates

    Looking forward to kicking off the Summer Program tomorrow with some warm weather. Please find below a reminder of the sessions, dates and locations:

    Tuesday 27th December: Session #1 - Skills at Jan Juc Beach 3 to 5pm

    Nippers allocated to their groups, games + skills rotations

    Welcome Dinner at the club 5:30pm onwards (see details below)

    Wednesday 28th December: Session #2 - Skills at Front Beach 3 to 5pm

    Water & beach skills rotation

    S-Badge swim

    Friday 30th December: Session #3 - Theory at the club

    Under 7 - 9 > 3 to 4pm

    Under 10 - 13 > 4:30 to 6pm

    Saturday 31st December: Session #4 - Surf Patrol and Skills at Jan Juc Beach 9 - 11am

    Meet the patrol, perform patrol duties & rescues etc.

    Board & Swim/Wade rotation

    Monday 2nd January: Session #5 - First Aid at the club

    Under 7 - 9 > 4 to 5:30pm

    Under 10 - 13 > 6 to 7:30pm

    Tuesday 3rd January: Session #6 - Skills at Jan Juc Beach 9 to 11am

    Water and beach skills rotations

    Thursday 5th January: Session #7 - Adventure Race and Skills at Jan Juc Beach 9 to 11am

    Adventure Race, water and beach skills rotations

    Friday 6th January: Optional activity: Cosy Corner Carnival from 8am

    Sunday 8th January: Session #8 - Summer Championships at Jan Juc Beach 3 to 5pm

    Age group championships > water and beach events

    Presentation Dinner at the club 5:30pm onwards

    Welcome Dinner

    After a fun session at the beach what could be better than a cold drink, delicious food and a catch up with other Nippers families. The Summer Program Welcome Dinner will kick off at the club from 5:30pm onwards on the 27th of December.

    Il Matto Italian restaurant will be catering with the following menu:

    • Vegetarian pasta

    • Meat lasagne

    • Fried chicken and chips

    • Foccacia - meat and vegetarian options

    • Box of chips

    Prices will range from $9-$15

    If you are available to help in the kitchen or with taking orders, please let us know at

  • 19 Dec 2022 8:44 PM | Shaun Cumming (Administrator)

    Hi Nipper Families,

    There will be a Wednesday night session this week at Jan Juc - 5:30pm arrival for a 5:45pm start and 6:45pm finish.

    No Nippers on Sunday and then we kick into the Summer Program with a skills session on the 27th of Dec 3-5pm, followed by a dinner at the club rooms (catered by Il Matto).

    Thanks for all the fun we have had so far! Wishing you a happy festive season and awesome 2023.

  • 17 Dec 2022 8:38 PM | Shaun Cumming (Administrator)

    The Nipper Summer Holiday Program will run from Tuesday 27th December until Sunday 8th January, with 8 sessions in this period.

    Session Details:
    Tues 27 Dec: 3pm-5pm skills session @ Jan Juc, followed by welcome dinner
    Wed 28 Dec: 3pm-5pm skills session @ Cosy
    Fri 30th Dec: from 3pm. Surf and Environmental Theory @ Jan Juc
    Sat 31st Dec: 9-11am Patrol skills @ Jan Juc (meet the patrol)
    Mon 2nd Jan: from 4pm. First Aid @Juc
    Tues 3rd Jan: 9-11 skills session @ Jan Juc
    Thurs 5th Jan: 9-11 adventure race @ Jan Juc
    Sun 8th Jan: 3-5@ summer program carnival @ Jan Juc, followed by presentations & dinner

    The program is run 100% by volunteers, including our future life saving leaders from the Juniors age groups. We are seeking helpers in the following roles:
    1) Water Safety (Bronze Medallion or SRC);
    2) IRB Driver & Crew;
    3) Activity Coach (Board, Swim/Wade, Flags/Sprint);
    4) Age Group Helper (aka kid wrangler);
    5) Water Safety Supervisor;
    6) Program Co-Ordinator (timekeeper);
    6) General helper (Pack up/Set up etc).

    Please use the form below to nominate any dates you are available and your preferred role.
    Summer Holiday Program - Volunteers - Google Forms

    The Nippers Committee

  • 12 Dec 2022 10:17 PM | Shaun Cumming (Administrator)

    Hi Nippers Families,

    This is a bumper update with important info. Please take a moment to read.

    Wednesday Nights

    We are refining Wednesday nights.

    As of this Wednesday, start times will be adjusted to 5:30pm arrival for 5:45pm start and 6:45pm finish over Dec and Jan. As other sports like basketball break for the holidays and the sunlight hours extend, this delayed start will give coaches, team managers and parents more opportunity to get to the beach after work.

    Check ins will be by age group and then we will merge into 2 groups. Group 1: Under 9, 10 and some 11s. Group 2: Under 11, 12 and 13's. The coaches will then work within the groups to stretch those kids that are ready and builds skills with those that need.

    Every second week, in addition to the water groups, we will also offer beach training for any Nippers that want focus on flags, relays, beach starts and run fitness. This will start next week - 21st Dec.

    After the 21st of Dec session, Wednesday sessions will take a break while the summer program runs and will resume on the 11th of Jan 23.


    What closely for an update. At this stage the forecast is 3 to 4 ft and on shore. We will check conditions first thing in the morning and advise if it is at Jan Juc or Front Beach.

    Conditions permitting, Santa will be making an appearance on his magic IRB (boat).

    After this Sunday , the Summer Program will kick in on the 27th of Dec and competition program Sunday sessions will start back up again on the 15th of Jan.


    With the fun of the Lorne Carnival still fresh in our minds, we have 6 carnivals coming up:

      • Cosy 6th Jan
      • Torquay Friendly 18th Jan
      • Mt Martha 29th Jan
      • Point Leo 5th Feb
      • Anglesea 18th Feb
      • States 10-12 Mar

    We are looking for volunteers for two key roles to support us in carnivals:

    1. Carnival Entry Coordinator

      • Sends out info about each carnival > program, entry timeframes, etc
      • Helps team managers where required. Noting that team managers will do the entries for their age group.
      • Uses the volunteer info from the Carnival Register to enter the water safety and officials rosters and communicates this roster back to the volunteers
      • Coordinators our IRB and Shallow Water Rescue volunteers
      • Acts as a point of contact for LSV and Team Managers on the day
    2. Carnival Equipment Coordinator
      • Looks at the Carnival Register and decides:
        • How many marques we need and where to best set them up
        • How many rescue boards and tubes we need
      • Coordinates the packing of the trailer
      • Coordinates the towing of the trailer
      • Coordinates volunteers to set up / pack up for LSV requirements and Jan Juc gear

    Please could you email if you are available for either of these roles. Your support will be very much appreciated.

    A reminder for parents, if your Nipper attends more than one carnival you need to volunteer in one of the following roles: team manager, coach, water safety, official, carnival entry coordinator or carnival equipment coordinator.

    The officials course can be completed online at your own pace (approx. 2 hours). To access the course:
      1. Access your members portal on
      2. Select ‘eLearning’ from the top menu and then the ‘Login to eLearning Sports & Nippers’ at the bottom of the page
      3. From the Welcome Screen select “Training Library”
      4. From the Training Library Screen select “SLS – Officiating”
      5. Select “SLS-Core Official" and start the course
      6. Inform Carolyn Russel at who will book you in for the mentoring session at the next carnival we go to (this means you buddy up with a trained official at your first carnival)
      7. You are then officially an official

    Summer Program and Starfish Program

    The Summer Program starts on the 27th of Dec. The Summer program has been designed this year to complement the competition program (that we are currently in). This means your Nipper can come to both with limited overlap. The Summer Program is focused on skills, life saving and education. There will also be an adventure race and summer program mini carnival. An overview of the sessions is below:

    • Session 1: Skills – Tues 27 Dec 3-5pm
    • Session 2: Skills – Wed 28 Dec 3-5pm
    • Session 3: Theory – Fri 30 Dec (U7-U9 3-4pm, U10-U13 4:30-6pm)
    • Session 4: Patrol skills – Sat 31 Dec 9-11am
    • Session 5: First aid – Mon 2 Jan (U7-U9 4-5:30pm, U10-U13 6-7:30pm)
    • Session 6: Skills – Tue 3 Jan 9-11am
    • Session 7: Skills and Adventure race – Thur 5 Jan 9-11am
    • Session 8: Summer Program Mini Carnival – Sun 8 Jan 3-5pm
    The Starfish Nippers program runs alongside the Summer Program. It is designed for young people aged 6+ with special needs, focusing on beach and water safety and awareness. It features modified Nippers beach and water activities such as games, running, beach flags, wading, swimming and boards as well as activities with the Club’s Age Group Nippers.


    Well done - you have made it to the end of a bumper update. Thanks for your time and see you on the beach.

  • 12 Dec 2022 7:18 AM | Shaun Cumming (Administrator)

    Hi Nippers Parents,

    Anyone keen to be able to help out by driving the side-by-side vehicle (the buggy) please note there is a training course at the club on Tuesday night this week. You can enroll through the LSV training portal. Spot are filling fasts.

  • 10 Dec 2022 9:05 AM | Shaun Cumming (Administrator)

    Looks like we are going to luck great weather and conditions two weekends in a row!

    Well done to everyone for a great fun carnival last weekend. It was so good to see everyone having a go and Jan Juc finished 3rd overall. Thank you to Caro, team managers, coaches, water safety and officials for all your work in making the carnival a success.

    See you all tomorrow morning 9am at Jan Juc. 1-2ft, offshore, lowish tide, warm - what more could you ask for.

  • 26 Nov 2022 8:07 AM | Jodie Smith (Administrator)

    Jan Juc SLSC's November Club News was emailed to all members this week. View a copy here

  • 22 Nov 2022 9:15 PM | Shaun Cumming (Administrator)

    It was great to see us all at Jan Juc on Sunday. We are quite a spectacle when we are all in action on the beach.

    Details for this week:

    Wednesday 23rd Nov 5:15 to 6:30pm

    It will be busy at Front Beach with the beach volleyball but the swell is looking too big for a Jan Juc session (4-7ft). We will push ahead with running the Wednesday night session at Front Beach but be mindful it might be a bit of a walk from where you get a park. We are hoping to do another S-Badge swim.

    Sunday 27th Nov 9-11am

    Swell looks good (2-3ft), wind is forecast to be offshore and with rain forecast to drop away this week, hopefully even the road wont be flooded! See you all at Jan Juc.

    We still have a few nipper boards for sale - see the separate post on this in the news page.

    Ocean Grove carnival on the 4th of Dec is under review due to water quality. The location may change. Will advise as soon as we know.


    Are you coming to the States in March? If yes, it’s time to order your Jan Juc States hoodie! We’re trying a new system this season and will be getting everyone to pre-order their jumper to ensure correct sizes.

    The cost of the jumpers for competitors is included in the States entry fee price.

    Complete this form by the 30th of November to select your size (size charts are in the form). Competitors who have not filled in the form will NOT receive a jumper.


    Also, if you haven’t already done so and would like to book a camp site, please follow this link to find out more and to put in an EOI: We only have limited camp sites left in our club allocated area.


    We're looking for fun, responsible and reliable Age Group leaders for the Summer Nippers Surf Education program to be held from 27 Dec - 8 Jan.

    You must hold a SRC or BRONZE by the time the program begins (U14 and above). You'll be required to teach surf education including beach awareness & water safety. You will also be required to assist in water activities and beach games. If you are interested in being an Age Group Leader this season, please fill in the form below. 

    Age Group Leaders - Nippers Summer Holiday Program 2022/23 Sign up form

  • 15 Nov 2022 8:34 PM | Shaun Cumming (Administrator)

    Hi Nippers Families - please find below details on all things Nippers for this week.

    Wednesday Night Session 5:15-6:30pm

    Our second Wednesday night session will be held at Front Beach.

    Sunday Session

    We will hold the Sunday session at Jan Juc this weekend (unless conditions are assessed as no good on the morning - look out for a team app notification).

    Ky Hurst (Olympic Marathon swimmer and 4 times Australia Iron Champion) will be making a guest appearance at nippers giving tips to each of the age groups.

    The merch team have done a great job in getting the Nippers Packs ready for this Sunday. If you have a loan rash vest please could you bring it back.

    The kiosk will also be open this weekend with coffees, drinks and snacks.

    Nippers Boards For Sale

    We are selling our fiberglass nipper boards - please refer to a separate post on the news page for details

  • 12 Nov 2022 4:09 PM | Shaun Cumming (Administrator)

    Hi There,

    We are selling our fiberglass nipper boards and a few old foam boards. We will use the funds to purchase more new foam boards (demand for foam boards is exceeding supply). Refer to the linked document for images and stock numbers > Boards.pdf. Good condition JM boards are $500, one JM has a ding on the base and is $450. OK condition fiberglass boards are $150. Old boards are $75.

    If you want one please email with the board number you are after e.g (1a). Boards will be available next Sunday to pick up.

    We will sell the boards on a first in basis, however will give priority to committee members, team managers, coaches and water safety due to the significant volunteer hours they put in.







The Jan Juc SLSC has proudly patrolled the Jan Juc beach since 1963 and is a volunteer, family oriented club offering Life Saving Services, Nippers Surf Education and Surf Sports Program, Senior Surf Sports Competition and Training.

Jan Juc Surf Life Saving Club Inc. 
 Office0475 265 820
 Location10 Clubhouse Road, Jan Juc
 Postal AddressPO Box 179, Torquay, Victoria, 3228
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