How Parents Can Get Involved
As a voluntary organisation we need help from you, the kids' parents and guardians, to be able to make Minnows an enjoyable experience for all of our 1000+ Nippers.
We are continually working to make the Coogee Minnows a club where all children feel proud to be a member, where they learn individual and team skills on the beach and in the surf, and above all where they have a great time each weekend. We are always looking for volunteers to help in the surf education activities.
Only parents that have obtained their SLS Age Manager Award and are registered members of the Surf Club are allowed to assist with Nipper activities on the beach. The Age Manager Award expires after five years and must be renewed to remain proficient.
Any parent who would like to help out on the beach, and lets face it you’re there anyway so you may as well get involved, should in the first instance speak to their Age Manager. Any further questions can be emailed to the Minnows Education Officer (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Follow these instructions to become a Minnows Age Manager or Age Assistant, or to renew your award:
Bronze Medallion Dads and Mums Army
Bronze Medallion qualified Parents are essential to the success of Coogee Minnows, as we need these specific skills in the water, and for training lifesaving skills to the Nippers
Gaining your SLSA Bronze Medallion means that you can also join a Patrol at Coogee SLSC, and other Clubs, and keep our beaches safe in the Red and Yellow.
Want to do Water Safety with the kids during Minnows? Want your kids and family to be really awesomely proud of you? Then join us to complete the Bronze Medallion!
Working With Children Checks
A NSW Working With Children Check (WWCC) is required for all adult volunteers, including Water Safety.
We acknowledge that the implementation will put some additional work load on all our volunteers who will need to go to a NSW Service Centre (aka motor registry) to prove their identity, but it will help us ensure the safest environment possible for all our children.
There are 5 main steps to the WWCC process:
The WWCC process allows us to register and vet the adults who are working with all of our children in Minnows.