What is an age manager?

Age managers use their experience and passion for youth
development to mentor Nippers and facilitate fun learning
programs that encourage and develop young surf lifesavers.
Their goal is to enrich the lives of Nippers through the
delivery of surf lifesaving knowledge and skills in a fun and
safe aquatic environment.
Age managers:
• are responsible for the overall safety and wellbeing of
their age group
• are responsible for facilitating the development of surf
lifesaving skills, e.g., movement and surf awareness
• are responsible for facilitating the development of
personal skills, e.g., confidence, teamwork, leadership
• take time to plan, prepare and deliver lessons to their age group
• foster a collaborative approach to the management of their age group.

What do you need to do to become an Age Manager for your child’s age group at Nippers?

To become a qualified SLS age manager, you must:
• be a minimum of 15 years old
• have completed the relevant state/territory legislation check(s) for working with children
be a financial member of a club.

Process to become an age manager
• Contact our VP Youth Services/Junior Activity Co-Ordinator Lyn Waters either on the beach or by emailing vpyouth.toowoonbayslsc@gmail.com. Lyn will then assign  you an age manager mentor and outline course
delivery options.
• Complete the online SLSA Age Managers course or attend a face-to-face SLSA Age Managers course presentation, which
covers the theory component of this course.
• Present your age manager mentor with a copy of the online course completion certificate (if you completed online).
• Undertake an on-the-beach technical session with an age manager mentor. This technical session can include time with
a foundation coach.
• Undertake a minimum of two (2) on-the-beach mentoring sessions with an age manager mentor to complete a required
third-party form.
• Have an age manager mentor (third-party) sign off on your third-party form within your age manager assessment
• Return your signed third-party form to your club’s Junior Activities Committee. They will collate and return all age
manager documentation to your local branch or state office as applicable.