Safety is our first priority in all activities conducted by Manly LSC.
Safety in the Water
The Superintendent liaises with Manly Council Lifeguards and Patrol Captains each Sunday to assess water conditions and determine what activities can be safely carried out to ensure we are following the guidelines laid down by Surf Life Saving Australia. No race or activity will commence unless there is the correct number of qualified water safety wearing high-vis orange rash vests. If water safety numbers are not met then activities will be limited to waist deep water.
Water Safety Officers MUST be suitably qualified (Bronze or SRC), be Manly Club members and wear orange rash vests.
It is compulsory for any Nipper (U8 – U14) participating in water activities to wear a pink high-vis vest.
The IRB (Inflatable Rescue Boat) or ‘Rubber Duckie’ is available during all water events.
Any questions regarding Water Safety should be directed to your Age Manager who can liaise with the Superintendent.
Prohibited Persons Declaration/Child Protection Officers
Every assistant of the Club over the age of 18 who is in direct contact with children is required to complete a Prohibited Persons Declaration Form. This is a mandatory legal requirement to ensure the protection of all children.
Any concerns on this matter, or regarding an individual, should be immediately addressed to the Child Protection Officer at the Club or privately.
Parents run Nippers so please volunteer and help out. The easiest place to help is with the BBQ but there are plenty of other opportunities which you can find out about here. We have seen over the years that the more involved a parent is with the Club, the more their child embraces and enjoys their Nipper journey.
Please remember that your child remains your responsibility at all times.
Nipper parent membership provides access to Club facilities and insurance when assisting in Nippers activities. Members can access the Club’s changing rooms and hot showers with a personal code. You are also entitled to receive a membership card at the beginning of each season. The card can be used to obtain discounts. Please check the latest discount offers when collecting your card.
Cards and Codes can be obtained from the office or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.