Summer Training Options & Session Times

Summer beach training: Junior Members commence Saturday after Melbourne Cup Day


Juniors Seniors
Saturday   12:30pm - 2:00pm
 2:30pm - 4:00pm 
 ---------------------   9:00am - 10:00am 
 Thursday2  6:30pm - 7:30pm   ---------------------
 Wednesday   ---------------------   6.30pm - 7:30pm 


1 for U12-Masters wanting additional Iron event training for the purpose of competing
2 for U8-U14 nippers wanting additional sport training with a view to competing at the Life Saving Victoria carnivals.

What to Bring to Training

Club Cap & Pink High Viz Vest

All junior members must wear a royal blue Club cap and pink high viz vest at training and carnivals.  Caps can only be purchased through the Black Rock LSC Uniform Shop once membership is paid. 

Bathers, Rashie &  Towel

All children should wear bathers and a club rashie.  However, any bathers and rashie are fine, but please support your club by purchasing Black Rock Bathers and Rashies via the uniform shop.


Are recommend for swimming and boarding 

Bucket or Wide Brim Hat

Are compulsory at carnivals and recommend at training 

Drink Bottle

Filled with water is recommend for every training session 

Sun Block

Sun block should always be applied before training.

Warm Clothes & Wetsuit (optional)

On cold or windy days, children should bring something warm to wear, such as a jumper.  A wetsuit is a good idea for the earlier/later colder months.

All nippers should assemble in their Age group in the Club house by the set start times, this is when any announcements will be made and the Age Manager will sign the nippers in.  All children must have their attendance recorded prior to joining the activities.  All nippers must be signed out by the Coach or Parent at the end of the session.  This helps us keep track of and account for members, points are also awarded for each training session and Carnival attended. These points go towards the end of season trophies awarded at Presentation night. Please arrive about 15 minutes before training commences to ensure you are signed in.

Children should arrive ready to start activities, in their bathers with their Black Rock cap on and sun protection/sun screen applied and of course, with a big smile.

Any important announcements are made at this time so it is important that all parents/guardians listen carefully to ensure they remain informed

Under control of the Age Managers/Coaches, children then take part in fun on the beach and in the water.

On certain days, instruction will be given on surf awareness, surf safety and surf skills using the Surf Life Saving Education Programme (SurfEd).

Whilst SurfEd is compulsory, competition is not. No child is forced to compete in any event for which they are not trained, not capable of doing, or if the surf conditions are inappropriate.

On selected Saturdays, there will be Inter-Club Carnivals. When there are large numbers attending in the U8+ age groups, training for these groups maybe combined with other age groups.

Please mark your child’s name clearly on the side of the Nipper Cap in permanent marker.  At the start of the season while we are all getting to know each other.   This greatly assists the coaches when they have large groups and you when you lose the cap!

It is important that parents of children remain on the beach during the training session. Children must stay with their coach during the training session (for safety reasons).    Parents are asked to tell the coach if their child is leaving early.

Special Instructions:  Parents & carers, please wear your bathers and help out.

In the event of bad weather, coaches will review the conditions and make a decision to limit training to land-based or club house activities or in some cases cancel training altogether. Please note that rain will not be classed as bad weather.

Activities during summer training

 Training activities include











Surf Ed (per SLSA program)

Warm Up / Stretching

Beach Sprint

Beach Flags

Sprint Relay

Run Wade

Swim Wade




Wade Relay

Board Riding – Junior Light Foam Nipper boards


Board Riding – High Density Foam Nipper boards



Board Riding – Fiberglass Nipper Boards



Board Riding - Malibu


Aqua Cameron Relay


Board Relays


Board Rescue


Iron man/ Iron Woman (Swimming, running, board)


Coaches generally look after one age group with assistance from other "roaming" coaches and senior lifesavers. Parents are also strongly encouraged to help with training.

Parents of children in the U6, U7 and U8 age groups are asked to remain on the beach during training. This is because your child may need to go to the toilet, or become cold, etc. The coach is responsible for a group of children and cannot leave the beach to look after an individual child.