Registration Process

Registrations close Sunday 24 October 2021.

All members must submit their membership request via the SLSA Portal to participate in the 2021/22 season. This can be found here:

Please Register ASAP as Nippers are unable to start until memberships are approved due to insurance and liability reasons. Read the instructions below.

  • All Registrations will be completed online through the SLSA Member Portal, and this will be the only way to Register for the Season. We will be keeping our Season in line with all COVID-safe practices and ensuring maximum fun for our Nippers as we did last Season.Due to increased workload and requirements for our Committee this Season, we are requesting assistance from our Nippers Community.If you are able to assist to ensure the smooth facilitation of the Season, please contact Chris via require your assistance to ensure that the Season runs successfully for your Children.There will be changes to our usual Season, and the Season may be amended as required, in line with Branch guidelines.We are an Active Kids provider. For more information, please visit :

Club Fees for Season:

All Nippers require an Associate Parent Member.

Junior Membership – 1st Child

Junior membership – per additional child



Junior Associate Parent Membership

Additional Associate Parent Membership



Family membership – 2 children and 1 associate member $200
Late Membership Fee $35



We will only be selling the two compulsory items, skull cap and pink vest/rashie. Also selling merchandise that is currently in-stock only.

Proficiency Swim – Sunday 22nd September –

Arnold’s Swim Centre, The Junction

  • Proficiency swim – 26 September (7am – 9am) – Arnold’s Swim Centre The Junction – bring a swim cap or nippers skull cap. Every nipper from U8 – U14’s is required to participate in a preliminary water skills evaluation conducted by the club to be able to participate in Nippers Water activities on Sunday mornings.   Requirements are in the table below:Under 6 &7 – No requirements. Under 8 – 50 metre swim (any stroke) and 1 min survival float. Under 9 – 100 metre pool swim and a 2 minute survival floatUnder 11 and above– 200 metre pool swim within 5 minutes BEFORE ATTENDING please make sure you have registered membership(online for renewals or at Registration Day for new members) and paid. Remembered to bring a swim cap/ skull cap.This year our assessors will be available at Arnolds Swim Centre on the 26 September. IF YOU CANNOT MAKE IT AT THAT TIME other arrangements MUST be made BEFORE the start of the season. Please contact Cathy at to make other arrangements.   We cannot guarantee that additional proficiency assessment will be available after the start of the season.Junior competition skill evaluation will be completed at another time.
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We are a volunteer organisation and rely heavily on parental and family involvement and assistance.   You will be asked to volunteer for beach set up and pack up duties as well as working shifts at our fundraising BBQ.

These activities are integral to the nippers program and would not be possible without volunteer participation.

If you are interested in becoming an Age Manager or Assistant Age Manager please get in touch at

Merewether SLSC requires that at least ONE parent must join the club for children to participate in our Nippers program. So you’ll need to complete the registration process for at least one parent as well as EACH child participating.

Any problems or queries can be sent to

Junior Membership - 1st child$95
Junior Membership - per additional child$75
Junior Associate Parent Membership$100
Additional Junior Associate Parent Membership$75
Family Membership - 2 children & 1 Junior Associate Parent$200
Late Membership fee$35
1st October 2007 – 30th September 2008Under 14
1st October 2008 – 30th September 2009Under 13
1st October 2009– 30th September 2010Under 12
1st October 2010 – 30th September 2011Under 11
1st October 2011 – 30th September 2012Under 10
1st October 2012 – 30th September 2013Under 9
1st October 2013– 30th September 2014Under 8
1st October 2014 – 30th September 2015Under 7
1st October 2015 – 30th September 2016Under 6

Compulsory items

  • Nippers pink singlet OR rashie
  • Club skull cap