About Wanda Nippers Training

Wanda Nippers offers a wide range of training session – free to all our registered nippers.
  • Beginner to advanced levels catered for (except surf board riding)
  • Nippers attending water sessions must be proficient (pool and ocean swim completed)
  • Nippers attending training must be in the applicable age groups for the current season - ie only proficient u9-u13 nippers can attend board sessions
  • Parents with a bronze medallion, who attend a water session, must assist with water safety
  • Parents must remain with children at training sessions
  • Nipper must wear pink high-vis rashie at water sessions, inlcuding wade
  • Nippers who arrive late or leave early, must let the coaches know.
Training schedule as at 15 January 2019.  Please refer to the latest Wanda Nipper News email for training changes.
  Current Training Schedule

u9+ Beach sprint training - 5.00pm at Wanda: starts, technique and maximum speed

u9+ 1km & 2km run training - 5.00pm at Wanda: sand efficiency running, longer to mid intervals and boosting anaerobi threshold and race tactics, suitable for beachies and iron person competitors

Both sessions run by the Jock Athletic team 


u7-u8 Wade training - 4.30pm at Wanda with Club Coaches Jason and Tim

u9-u13* Board training - 4.30pm at Wanda with Nathan Smith's Star Academy team and Club Coach Todd Lester


u9-u13* Board training - 6.00am at Wanda with Nathan Smith's Star Academy team

u9+ Track training - 5.30pm at Sylvania Athletics Track with the Jock Athletic team: starts, explosive speed and technique


u9-u10* Board training - 4.30pm at Wanda

u11-u13* Board training - 4.30pm at Wanda 

Run by Nathan Smith's Star Academy Team & Club Coach Todd Lester


u11-u13* Iron training - 6.00am at Wanda

Run by Nathan Smith's Star Academy Team


u9+ Sandhills training for sprinters & flaggers - meet 6.55am at Greenhills carpark: resisted speed work and explosive speed, great for increasing your starting strength and accelearation phase

u14 2km beach runners training - meet 6.55am at Greenhills carpark: speed endurance, lactate tolerance, resisted speed work and soft sand efficiency

Both sessions run by the Jock Athletic Team 


u9-u13 Surf swim technique training - 8.00am at Wanda with Club Coach Pat Warn: wave catching technique and learning to become quicker in and out of the water *no training Sun 13 Jan*

u9+ Beach flags training - meet 8.30am at Wanda at the flag pit *no training on Sun 13 Jan*

u9+ Beach sprints starts training - meet 8.30am at Wanda on the beach *no training on Sun 13 Jan*

u11+ Board rescue training - meet 11.00am after nippers at the waters edge

State march past training - meet 8.00am at Wanda on the beach *starts Sun 3 Feb*

*It is important that all u9-u13's are doing at least 2 swim sessions per week in addition to board training.
For any nippers looking for extra running specific coaching, please contact the Jock Athletic team,

Additional Training 

A number of other training sessions are provided throughout the season - please check back regularly for updates on when these sessions will commence.  

for u10-u14 who are proficient (pool and ocean swim complete)
Nippers attending this training must already be able to surf and be interested in competing in surf board riding - this is not a learn to surf session
u12+ R&R
for u12+