Registration 2019-20

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.

Applications for Nippers who are completely NEW to Clovelly Nippers (including U6’s and siblings) for the 2019/2020 season please check this webpage in early June 2019 for a new application link.

Applications for NEW Clovelly Nippers Season 2018-2019 are NOW CLOSED.


Proficiency Requirements for Clovelly Nippers 2018-2019 Season

Age GroupDate of BirthSwim Distance & TimeSurvival Float
Under 61 Oct 2012 – 30 Sep 2013Not RequiredNot Required
Under 71 Oct 2011 – 30 Sep 2012Not RequiredNot Required
Under 81 Oct 2010 – 30 Sep 201150m swim (in less than 3 minutes)1 minute
Under 91 Oct 2009 – 30 Sep 2010100m swim (in less than 4.5 minutes)1 minute
Under 101 Oct 2008 – 30 Sep 2009150m swim (in less than 5 minutes)1.5 minutes
Under 111 Oct 2007 – 30 Sep 2008200m swim (in less than 6 minutes)2 minutes
Under 12 1 Oct 2006 – 30 Sep 2007200m swim (in less than 5.5 minutes)2 minutes
Under 131 Oct 2005 – 30 Sep 2006200m swim (in less than 5 minutes)3 minutes
Under 141 Oct 2004 – 30 Sep 2005200m swim (in less than 5 minutes)3 minutes
Above Swim can be completed in the Nipper's stroke of choice



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

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.

It is compulsory for at least ONE Parent/Carer to register as a General Member and complete the Member Protection Form, but it’s so much more fun and safer if all Parents/Carers register!


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: Coogee Diggers (Indoor Pool)
for U8, U9, U10, U11, U12, U13 and U14 Age Groups.
2-4pm, Sunday, 09 Sep 2018
Proficiency Evaluation: Clovelly Ocean Pool
for U8, U9, U10, U11, U12, U13 and U14 Age Groups.
2-4pm, Sunday, 16 Sep 2018
Uniform Shop Open at Clovelly Surf Club
2-4pm, Sunday, 16 Sep 2018
NSW School Holidays29 Sep – 14 Oct 2018
Nippers Starts (Week 1)
Uniform Shop Open from 8am at Clovelly Surf Club
Sunday, 14 Oct 2018
Nippers Social EventSaturday,10 Nov 2018
Christmas/NY Break (No Nippers)Sunday, 23 Dec 201 - 13 Jan 2019
Nippers 2019 Starts (Week 11)Sunday, 20 January 2019
Presentation DaySunday, 25 Mar 2019