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The Youth Program at Avoca Beach provides a fun, engaging dynamic and challenging gateway from our Nippers program to becoming a competent lifesaver and Open competitor.

With training and coaching sessions, educational camps and social events, the North Avoca Youth program is a great avenue for young adults to continue to learn and grow within the Surf Lifesaving movement.

For more information contact:


U13 &14

The Rookie program starts the transition from Nippers to becoming a patrolling member of Avoca. They join the Rookie patrol and are mentored by the members of the patrol, perform practice rescue scenarios and also have a lot of fun with their friends.

There are a number of Rookie Activities that are run by the SLSCC.

These include:

  • Raising of the Flags

  • Rookie Disco

  • 13-14’s Youth Development Program

  • Junior Lifesaver of the Year

  • Rookie Challenge


For more information please visit the SLSCC Rookie Program Page


U15 & U17

The Program is structured as a series of workshops in a team based setting which is aimed at youth members who have leadership qualities that can be developed to enhance their future and that of surf lifesaving. Participants will take part in workshops and presentations for focussed learning, in addition to some physical activities and challenges. They will also complete problem solving exercises, face personal challenges and participate in team based activities, all delivered under the guidance of active leaders from lifesaving, business and the community.

The aim of the leadership program is for our Avoca Youth:

  • To be provided basic training in leadership and development

  • To be able to create situations that promote fun learning experiences

  • To be able to create an awareness of current issues, pathways and opportunities

  • To promote teamwork, communication skills, networking and goal setting

  • To develop confidence and self-esteem in a supportive environment

  • Positively recognising youth members and provide opportunities for ideas to be exchanged

  • To gain knowledge of the structure of Surf Lifesaving

  • Have fun !


For more information please visit the SLSCC Youth Leadership Program Page

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