Manly Nippers have a history of success in competition, with former nippers going on to sporting success in the Nutri-Grain Iron series, the Australian National Titles and even the Olympic Games.

While competition is an important part of building a team spirit at Manly, we also have a focus on the Nippers who compete on an occasional basis or chose not to compete at all.

In addition to the surf races and beach sprints, our Nippers can also compete in the traditional March Past, or learn life skills in Rescue & Resuscitation – there is something for everyone. We encourage all Nippers to take part in the Club Championships, and for others, the local branch junior carnivals and State carnivals give them a chance to show their skills against the best Nippers in NSW. Manly LSC Nippers have proudly achieved the title of NSW Age Champions for the previous 6 seasons – testimony to our fabulous coaching staff and dedicated parents and young life-savers.

Please take the time to read the handbook below –  it contains important information for nippers, parents and carers who attend carnivals and compete for Manly Nippers.


All handbooks for the 2019/2020 season are now available below. Please ensure you take the time to read through the handbooks.


Below are the current carnivals that are open for registration, along with carnival information and available documents