Long Reef

We are excited to kick-off Longy Cadets for the upcoming 2023/2024 season. We welcome all returning Cadets, those that completed the Nippers program last season and anyone new to the club wanting to be a part of this fun and fulfilling program. If you have any questions, please contact our Cadets Co-ordinator – Tom Woods at cadets@longreef.com.

The 2023/2024 Cadets Season Starts on Sunday 22 October at 7.30am

Qualifying Proficiency tests will be conducted at Freshwater Beach swimming pool on Sunday 8 October 2023 from 9-10am.

If you are registered for SRC or Bronze Medallion, your proficiency test will cover you for your Cadets proficiency. For those people not registering for Bronze Medallion, please make yourself available during these times. Goggles and wet-suits allowed.

For any enquiries, or further information, please contact Tom Woods on cadets@longreef.com.


The Long Reef SLSC Cadets Program offers a range of activities for the U14 to U17 age groups, catering for those who enjoy socialising with others through surf life saving, competing in a team environment, achieving surf life saving awards, working on community projects or any one of these areas.

Specifically, the Cadets program objectives are to provide members opportunities to:

  • Gain appropriate surf life saving skills;
  • Move easily through different opportunities within SLSA;
  • Be motivated and have fun while developing skills;
  • Be inspired to stay involved in SLSA over the longer term;
  • Develop as an athlete and surf sport competitor, representing Long Reef SLSC at SLS carnivals.

The Cadets program includes activities that focus on life saving (including water safety and patrol participation), leadership development (including development camps, Nippers support and Committee representation), competition training and the all important social events and time to enjoy the beach with friends.