From SLSSA website:

Under 7 Activities (5 and 6 year olds)

On the 12th May 2007, the SLSA Australian Council (State Presidents) made the decision to lower the minimum age for SLSA membership to 5 years of age as of 1st October.

Clubs are not bound to provide junior activities for 5 and 6 year olds.

If clubs do decide to provide junior activities for U7’s, they would need to comply with the play, participation and fun guidelines listed below.

Clubs may also need to determine their own further conditions for participation in terms of parental involvement and Duty of care.

Clubs may wish to consider a shorter time on the beach given their attention span and concentration levels.

The key focus for 5 and 6 year old year olds is on play, participation and fun, with guidelines to support this focus to include:

  1. beach activities that emphasise games and group activities,
  2. water activities to be limited to shallow water near the waters edge,
  3. no competition for these age groups other than that involved in fun games




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