Photo:David Lau

It’s hard to grasp that just a year ago, ANZA Nippers started the season in groups of five (four Nippers and one age manager) and now – only 12 months later – we have a whopping 130 ANZA Nippers who come down to the beach every Sunday!

It was a wonderfully busy sea of yellow and blue uniforms, running, paddling and swimming at our first session in March. We celebrated our return in true Aussie style, with sausage sizzles and ice lollies for everyone involved. With nine designated age managers, more than 30 assistants and many parents lending a helping hand, it’s fair to say the beach is at its best when Nippers is on.

The road ahead

Now that operations have returned and we’re thriving at capacity once more, the committee’s main focus is to plan for the future of our club. Amongst other things, we’re planning weekend trips to test our skills in different environments, discussing plans to introduce a Nippers “skill passport” (a certificate which can be obtained upon completion of all age-appropriate training modules), and we’re looking at offering volunteering positions for high school students. We’re excited to finally be able to look at the road ahead and make ANZA Nippers even more enticing.

“We celebrated in Aussie style with sausage sizzles and ice lollies”


Uniform-merch coordinator, Jacqueline Carmont
“I’m originally from Cronulla, south of Sydney. I’m mum to Sam, 5, and step-mum to Ollie, 15, and Charlie, 19. We joined Nippers in 2023 and my role is to manage uniforms, a role my operations background seemed to fit! I got involved with Nippers because I believe it teaches our kids amazing life skills. Being surrounded by water on Sentosa and back in Oz, it’s crucial to have water and safety awareness. I love watching my son learn new skills and make new friends with a big smile on his face. It’s important that our children can have similar experiences on Sentosa that I did when growing up in Australia.”

Away from the beach
I’m behind my desk (I work in Intellectual Property), practicing yoga or swimming laps at the SSC. And I love to travel. We can’t wait to check out the surf in Indonesia, the Maldives and the Philippines

Events coordinator, Lindsay Whitaar
“I’m originally from Orange County, California, and I’m mum to Henrick, in the under 6s. I also have an older daughter, Cali, who is in high school, and a six-week old baby, Christian. When we moved to Singapore from New York two years ago, my Australian husband was excited to see Nippers practicing on the beach. Now our son is old enough, we’re thrilled to be a part of it. I offered to volunteer at ANZA because I wanted to be able to share in something that brings nostalgic memories to my husband and creates memories for my children. I love the sense of community, supporting the children and creating a culture of respect for the ocean and the environment.”

Away from the beach
I’m hiking, running kids to and from activities, or volunteering. I look forward to helping to plan some fun Nippers social events!

Photo: David Lau

Roll up your sleeves and volunteer!

ANZA Nippers is run entirely by volunteers and we’re always on the lookout for assistance. We currently have the following positions available:

  • Events team casual member
  • Photographer/Videographer
  • Beach coordinator
  • …or create your own role and tell us how you could add value to ANZA Nippers! Please get in touch via email or speak to us at the beach. We’re a fun team and we’d love your support.

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