All Nippers participants need to be able to float and tread  in order to participate in the program. There is a compulsory basic standard swimming test that all Nippers have to undertake before the course..
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The basic swim test is based on the following  


Minimum requirement- swimming

Minimum requirement - floating

Under 8

25m swimming (any stroke)

1 minute

Under 9

25m swimming (any stroke)

1 minute

Under 10

25m swimming (Free style)

1.5 minutes

Under 11

50m swimming (Free style)

2 minutes

Under 12

100m swimming (Free style)

2 minutes

Under 13

150m swimming (Free style)

3 minutes

Under 14

200m swimming (Free style)

3 minutes

The swim test will be held in a pool in an area closet to most of the participants in a particular course.
For the Herzliya course, the swim test will be held in Ra''anana municipality pool.
For Hof Dor, the test will be held in Zichron Ya'avov

The test is usually a week before the course starts.
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Nippers are divided into groups according to their age and skills
Approximately 3 hours
Each session lasts about 3 hours. Nippers learn how to swim in the sea (not the same as swimming in a  pool), will row on surfboards, have running competitions and relay races.
Nippers also learn about safety at the beach and the marine environment.
The Summer Nippers program 2021 costs 1,250 NIS per child. The program includes 6 beach sessions and 1 pool swim test as a pre-requisite.  We encourage parents/ guardians to volunteer as Age Managers /Water-Safety supervisors or in other capacities.
Yes.  We have discounts for families with more than one child attending.
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Skills that Nippers learn include: 
  • dolphin diving
  • life-saving swimming
  • how to use a lifesaving belt
  • how to use a lifesaving board
  • what to do if the person drowning is unconscious vs conscious
Each participant needs to bring/ wear:
  • Bathing suit
  • Sunscreen  
  • 2L of water  
  • Goggles- optional
  • The swim Shirt that Nippers are given out at the first session
All ILSF activities have a lifeguard present. ILSF employs additional life guards and water safety instructors who are both in the water and on the beach with participants at all times.
​​​​Yes! All of our activities are in accordance with official guidelines
Of course! There is an initial membership fee of 100NIS which covers insurance
  • Each Nipper is required to satisfy preliminary swim test a couple of weeks before the program 
  • Trained water safety experts and trained volunteers are  in the water and on the beach at all times
  • A lifesaver is present at all times
Magen David Adom  is present at all times
We welcome all members of the community to take part in our activities. For strong swimmers who love being in the water, we encourage you to complete a water-safety course and join our team as a water-safety supervisor.
For those who want to be part of the activities on the beach, we welcome you to join our program as an age-manager volunteer.

Furthermore, we are always looking for assistance with our back-office, social media and marketing,

For more information, please contact us.