Surf Sports Nipper Training Camps

Age Group: 7-12
Time and Date: Autumn Holiday: 15-18 or 22-25 April (4 half days)
by Mermaid Swim Academy

$300.00per 4 half days

7 – 12 year olds: Bondi
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Class description

At BONDI BEACH (unless contacted otherwise)

The Half day Camp is designed to teach students ocean awareness, confidence and competency whilst swimming in the ocean as well as extend and maximise the knowledge and skills of current Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) competitors. Learn how to paddle a board and catch waves in the surf, or get fit and enhance your surf swimming and board skills. Learn valuable ocean and beach skills in a fun environment, from professional surf coaches. The Surf Sports Nipper Training Camps are designed for both beginners and for those who are already involved in Surf Life Saving Australia activities. We offer a unique opportunity to refine all aquatic related skills, we help develop board skills whether you’re a surfer or body surfer to teaching new ocean and board skills.

Over the week of Surf Sports Nipper Camp they will learn the following:

Board Paddling

  • Proper paddling techniques through varying surf conditions
  • Negotiating through the surf break using techniques such as, proper rolling of board, popping over boards, paddling over crests of waves
  • Wave catching skills
  • Developing balance, efficiency, power and strength

Surf Swimming & Surf Awareness

  • Reading varying beach and surf conditions, including identification and use of rips, channels and sand banks
  • Negotiating banks using surf swimming techniques such as running, wading, porpoising and swimming
  • Wave catching techniques in a wide variety of surf conditions
  • Body surfing
  • Understanding water movements and the effects of ever-changing surf conditions
  • How to stay safe, and how to approach dangerous and challenging surf conditions, according to each individual’s ability.
  • Develop strength, coordination, fitness, endurance and have lots of fun

Beach Activities

  • Learn correct techniques for beach flags
  • Learn how to do start and finish a beach flag competition correctly
  • Become more agile, fit, fast and effective across the sand
  • Learn the correct technique to do a beach start
  • Learn skills for running quickly and effectively across the sand.

The training sessions provide a great opportunity for kids to learn new skills, make new friends, have fun whilst getting fit and improving their confidence

 

NOTE THIS IS A 4 DAY CAMP FROM EITHER 15-18TH APRIL OR 22-25TH APRIL. 

Conditions:
*Must be 7 years and over
*Must be able to swim 50m freestyle 

 


Location

Drop off at the Bondi Beach carpark near exit of car park on the right. Look out for the Nipper Trailer. Bondi Beach, NSW, 2026

What to bring

  1. Own board (if possible)
  2. Rashie, Swim Cap , Goggles, Wetsuit (recommended)
  3. Water bottle & a nutritious snack for during break times or at the end of a session
  4. Waterproof sunscreen, Sun hat, Towel & Change of clothes including jumper

Mermaid Swim Academy

Mermaid Swim Academy (MSA), established in 2005 by “The Mermaid” herself (Joanna Kyriazakos), has become one of the most beloved, renowned and best swim school in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney. MSA offers swimming lessons in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney starting from Parent & Babies all the way through to Learn to Swim, Stroke Development and Junior Swim Squads. MSA is unique from other swim schools as we conduct all our lessons in a natural saltwater environment at the Bondi Icebergs Pool. In addition to traditional swim lessons and training, we also offer a range of open water tuition including surf awareness, surf swimming and in particular the highly successful Surf Sports Nipper Training Camps. Our aim is for all our students to develop a love of the ocean by feeling confident and safe when being active in, or around the water. The swim school aims to provide each student with the opportunity to develop and master the invaluable life skill of learning to swim. Mermaid Swim Academy’s secret to success is found within three major factors: 1. Small classes The school believes that this allows each child to develop a stronger relationship with their teacher and receive greater feedback, which consequently enhances their progression and more importantly nourishes their overall love of the water. 2. Unique methods of teaching Joanna’s in-depth studies of swimming techniques, working alongside with industry professionals in stroke correction such as Nilton Nelms and Shane Could, in addition with her studies of anatomy and physiology (working with unique exercise physiologists and posture physio-therapists) have aided her in creating a better understanding of how we should swim to suit our bodies, which makes MSA classes all the more unique and effective. 3. Quality teachers MSA achieves such reputable results through its highly skilled and appropriately qualified swimming teachers, whose vibrant, energetic and passionate approach enables each child to obtain outstanding results, whilst developing their passion for the water.

1 review for Surf Sports Nipper Training Camps

  1. “My 7 year old twin boys attended their first half day nipper camp today. The instructors were incredibly friendly & made the boys feel at ease. They had fantastic organisational & supervision skills. My boys had so much fun today. They were engaged in activities at all times, learnt important surf & board riding skills & most importantly had an enormous amount of fun. They finished the session with huge grins on their faces & can’t wait to get back into it tomorrow.”

    Janine Noble

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Mermaid Swim Academy (MSA), established in 2005 by “The Mermaid” herself (Joanna Kyriazakos), has become one of the most beloved, renowned and best swim school in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney. MSA offers swimming lessons in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney starting from Parent & Babies all the way through to Learn to Swim, Stroke Development and Junior Swim Squads. MSA is unique from other swim schools as we conduct all our lessons in a natural saltwater environment at the Bondi Icebergs Pool. In addition to traditional swim lessons and training, we also offer a range of open water tuition including surf awareness, surf swimming and in particular the highly successful Surf Sports Nipper Training Camps. Our aim is for all our students to develop a love of the ocean by feeling confident and safe when being active in, or around the water. The swim school aims to provide each student with the opportunity to develop and master the invaluable life skill of learning to swim. Mermaid Swim Academy’s secret to success is found within three major factors: 1. Small classes The school believes that this allows each child to develop a stronger relationship with their teacher and receive greater feedback, which consequently enhances their progression and more importantly nourishes their overall love of the water. 2. Unique methods of teaching Joanna’s in-depth studies of swimming techniques, working alongside with industry professionals in stroke correction such as Nilton Nelms and Shane Could, in addition with her studies of anatomy and physiology (working with unique exercise physiologists and posture physio-therapists) have aided her in creating a better understanding of how we should swim to suit our bodies, which makes MSA classes all the more unique and effective. 3. Quality teachers MSA achieves such reputable results through its highly skilled and appropriately qualified swimming teachers, whose vibrant, energetic and passionate approach enables each child to obtain outstanding results, whilst developing their passion for the water.