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
  • Nippers who arrive late or leave early, must let the coaches know.
Training schedule as at 7 November 2018.  Please refer to the latest Wanda Nipper News email for training changes.
  Current Training Schedule

u9+ Beach sprint training - 4.30pm at Wanda: starts, technique and maximum speed

u9+ 1km & 2km run training - 5.15pm 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 


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


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

u9+ Track training - 4.30pm 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

u9+ Beach flags training - meet 8.30am at Wanda at the flag pit

u9+ Beach sprints starts training - meet 8.30am at Wanda on the beach

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

*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 u8's who are proficient (pool swim completed)
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+
for u12+