Inclusive Nippers – Wanda Red Fins

Wanda Red Fins Nippers is an Inclusive Nipper Program which runs alongside Mainstream Nippers. The Red Fins program is for kids and their families that deal with challenges; such as Autism, Physical\Intellectual Disabilities and Vision\Hearing impairments, and is focused on providing a more relaxed nipper program with extra support for the kids and removing the barriers of getting these kids to the beach and in the water.

Come down to the Wanda Open Day on Sunday 15th September from 9am to see give Nippers a test drive or come to the Parent Information Night Wanda SLSC 6.30 - 8.30pm.

Program Outline

·       All Fun \ No Pressure

·       10 Week Program – October 15th to December 14th– Sundays 9am – 10.30am 

·       Modified activities tailored to the child’s ability, goals and sensory challenges 

·       Small Group with increased support across the beach – 1:1 Safety Ratio

·       Clear and consistent routine with visual instructions and visual schedules

·       Visual Support Guides for Home – “How to Nipper!” 

·       Regular breaks to for the kids to unwind and release excess energy 

·       Flexibility for kids to take breaks and return to activities as needed 

·       Parent participation required – Bronze Medallion training provided free of charge



Program Schedule

Sunday 15th September

Wanda Open Day, Wanda Beach

Wednesday 18th September

Parent Info Night Wanda SLSC 6.30 - 8.30pm

Sunday 22nd September

Week 1 Nippers, Wanda

Sunday 29th September

Week 2 Nippers, Wanda

Sunday 6th October

School Holidays - No Nippers

Sunday 13th October 

School Holidays - No Nippers

Sunday 20th October

Week 3 Nippers, Wanda 

Sunday 27th October 

Week 4 Nippers, Wanda (Photo Day)

Sunday 3rd November

Week 5 Nippers, Wanda.  Championship Day 1 u8-u14

Sunday 10th November

Week 6 Nippers, Wanda

Sunday 17th November

Week 7 Nippers, Gunnamatta Bay 

Sunday 24th November

Bate Bay 4-Way Funday Carnival

Sunday 1st December

Week 8 Nippers, Wanda

Sunday 8th December

Week 9 Nippers, Wanda.  Wanda Cup day (u6-u7) 

Saturday* 14th December

Week 10 Twilight Nippers, Wanda 3pm, Christmas Party


Cost – TBD – We are working on providing the program at a reduced cost (Includes Nipper Cap, Hi-Vis Rash Shirt and Parent registration for insurance purposes)

For more Info contact Denny Rowlands – 0401 688 221 or