BARC Bush Nippers Program

BARC Bush Nippers Program

Thompsons Beach Cobram is set to host the Nippers Education Program for the second consecutive year, thanks to the collaborative efforts of Life Saving Victoria (LSV), Moira Shire Council, and Barooga Aquatic and Recreation Centre.

Developed by LSV in response to the Victorian Government’s emphasis on swimming and water safety in the curriculum, Bush Nippers aims to extend its reach to children residing away from the coast. The program provides a unique educational experience, fostering lifesaving and water safety skills tailored to open water environments, including rivers.

Structured according to participants’ ages and abilities, the program employs a progressive approach, teaching essential water safety and lifesaving skills through enjoyable and interactive activities.

Children aged 5 to 13 are eligible to participate in this program. Those who turn 13 in 2024 are also considered eligible for inclusion.

Program Details:

  • Dates: Monday, 15 January, to Friday, 19 January
  • Duration: 5-day program
  • Location: Thompsons Beach Cobram
  • Session Times:
    • Session 1 – 8:30 am to 10:00 am
    • Session 2 – 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
  • Participants: Up to 20 per program

Notes for Parents / Guardians:

  • Session allocation will be communicated via email after registration closure by Friday, 5 January 2024.
  • Parents are required to stay for the entire session, providing supervision.
  • LSV will supply all necessary equipment and life jackets.


  • $120 (5 days) includes a rashie and swim cap

For Further Information: Contact BARC at (03) 5873 4644

Booking Details: Secure your spot in the 5-day program by filling out the registration link below.

Please complete the registration form with payment by Friday, 15 December 2023.

The program is limited to 20 participants per session, and if sessions reach capacity, those on the waiting list will be contacted if a spot becomes available.

Bush Nipper Sign up

Child Details

Please Note: registration also includes a swim cap which is a ‘one size fits most’.
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