Run by Autism Swim every summer, Dippers is a modified nippers and surf education program.

Dippers inclusively welcomes individuals of all ages and abilities and operates in partnership with local Surf Life Saving Clubs.

What Dippers offers:

The program provides vital water skills to those who may otherwise not have the opportunity.

Each participant is supported in a 2:1 or 3:1 capacity, and has the opportunity to work toward their individual goals; whether that’s putting face in the water, riding a board, learning when to go over or under a wave or for some, the ability to interact socially with others.

Award-winning program

Dippers has been nominated for multiple awards, drawing a lot of attention from the media.

We are continually overwhelmed by the exceptional and touching responses we receive from parents, participants, and volunteers alike.


Plans for expansion

The program is curently run in Bondi, Bronte Coogee and Port Macquarie (NSW), with extensive interest around the country.

We would like to sincerely thank our generous sponsors who have supported the program to be such a raving success, and through the ongoing support of the commuinty and local organisations, we will expand to many other locations.

Dippers Locations

Port Macquarie, NSW

Warriewood, NSW

Coogee, NSW

Bronte, NSW

Bondi, NSW

Coolangatta, QLD

... with extensive interest around Australia and internationally.


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