Registration 2019-2020

Renewals for existing Nippers for the 2019/20 season will open in June 2019 and close on the 20th of August 2019. All existing Nippers will be contacted via email early June 2019.

Applicants for Nippers who are completely NEW to Clovelly Nippers (including U6’s and siblings) for the 2019/2020 season can register their interest via the link here>>>.


Proficiency Requirements for Clovelly Nippers 2019-2020 Season

Age GroupDate of BirthSwim Distance & TimeSurvival Float
Under 61 Oct 2013 – 30 Sep 2014Not RequiredNot Required
Under 71 Oct 2012 – 30 Sep 2013Not RequiredNot Required
Under 81 Oct 2011 – 30 Sep 201250m swim (in less than 3 minutes)1 minute
Under 91 Oct 2010 – 30 Sep 2011100m swim (in less than 4.5 minutes)1 minute
Under 101 Oct 2009 – 30 Sep 2010150m swim (in less than 5 minutes)1.5 minutes
Under 111 Oct 2008 – 30 Sep 2009200m swim (in less than 6 minutes)2 minutes
Under 12 1 Oct 2007 – 30 Sep 2008200m swim (in less than 5.5 minutes)2 minutes
Under 131 Oct 2006 – 30 Sep 2007200m swim (in less than 5 minutes)3 minutes
Under 141 Oct 2005 – 30 Sep 2006200m swim (in less than 5 minutes)3 minutes
Above Swim can be completed in the Nipper's stroke of choice


2019/2020 SEASON FEES (TBC)

One Nipper  $140
Two Nippers $220
Three of more Nippers $290
Compulsory Parent/Carer (General Member) $20
Compulsory Parent/Carer (Active/Patrolling Member) $0
Additional Parent/Carer General Member $20


Parent/Carer General Membership

It is compulsory for at least ONE Parent/Carer to register as a General Member. All Nipper Parents/Carers are strongly encouraged to become General Members of Clovelly SLSC for the following reasons:

  • You can’t assist in activities unless you are registered.
  • You won’t get as much fun out of Sundays unless you’re helping out.
  • If you injure yourself at Nippers, you will be covered by insurance.
  • You will be able to enjoy a refreshing drink on Sundays at the upstairs Tom Caddy Bar.


Members Expectations

In accordance with our registration policy, membership is by invitation only. Please refer to “Registration Priorities” on this webpage. Once an invitation is received, new members must:

  • Complete Online Registration and Online Payment.
  • Provide Proof of Age Required (Original Australian Birth Certificate or Original Passport)
  • Once Payment received, your child must pass the Preliminary Skills Evaluation
  • If the child has not met the proficiency requirement by 16 October 2018 without an accepted extenuating reason (eg. sickness/injury) by Nippers’ Committee they will have their registration revoked and monies reimbursed.
  • Parent/Carer involvement is integral to the Clovelly Nippers success. There needs to be ONE Water Safety Volunteer for every FIVE Nippers.



Proficiency Evaluation: Des Renford Aquatic Centre, Maroubra
for U8, U9, U10, U11, U12, U13 and U14 Age Groups.
12.30 - 2.30pm, Sunday, 15 Sep 2019
Proficiency Evaluation: Clovelly Ocean Pool
for U8, U9, U10, U11, U12, U13 and U14 Age Groups.
2-4pm, Sunday, Date TBC Sep 2019
Uniform Shop Open at Clovelly Surf Club
2-4pm, Sunday, 15 Sep 2019 TBC
NSW School Holidays28 Sep – 13 Oct 2019
Nippers Starts (Week 1)
Uniform Shop Open from 8am at Clovelly Surf Club
Sunday, 14 Oct 2019 TBC
Nippers Social EventSaturday, 09 Nov 2019 TBC
Christmas/NY Break (No Nippers)Sunday, 22 Dec 2019 - 12 Jan 2020
Nippers 2019 Starts (Week 11)Sunday, 19 January 2020 TBC
Presentation DaySunday, 24 Mar 2020 TBC