Become Involved as A Parent
What Do You Do as Water Safety?
For nippers to run in the Surf, we need at least one water safety to 5 nippers to ensure their safety. On Sunday, nippers for water safety can use a range of equipment (board/tubes) to help with running activities and teach nippers struggling with the extra skills they need. They provide support and encouragement for all nippers as well as helping to run different activities of the nipper rotational roster. In terms of carnivals, Dicky beach must also supply a certain number of water safety to nippers competing. Otherwise, our competitors are unable to compete. Playing an important role in water safety simply supervise races in the water and assist any struggling nippers to shore.
How To Become a Water Safety
In order to be a watersafety you must be at least 14 years of age and have your Surf Rescue Certificate of Bronze Medallion. Interested in getting your SRC or BM click below?
What Do You Do as an Age Manager?
Age Managers are vital for our nipper program to run. Typically there are at least 2 main age managers per age group guiding the nippers through programs, new skills and extra camps/carnivals. Age managers are important mentors, helping to build strong family-like bonds within age groups over many seasons.
How To Become an Age Manager?
To become an age manager you must be at least 18 years of age if working with U6’s & U7’s. Otherwise if working with U8’s and up you must be at least 15 years of age. If you are over 18 you must hold your Blue Card (working with children safety check). To become an age manager you must complete the simple Age Managers course (or have already completed it). Contact the Dicky Beach Office for more information about upcoming Age Manager’s courses.
What Do You Do as an Official?
Officials are the backbone of competitions, there is a large variety of officials within this category. If you are new to joining officaling you will most likely become a general official (in surf sport – board, swim, iron) who help with counting placing’s at the end of a race, marshalling competitors, monitoring fair play and organising courses. From here there is a wide variety of pathways to becoming a starter of going into more specialized surf sports. You are incredibly important as our Nippers cannot compete at carnivals unless we provide a set number of officials per competitors.
How To Become an Official
To become an official you must undertake an officials course, a course which has no prerequisites. Contact the Dicky Beach Office for more information about upcoming Official’s courses.