Registration 2017-18

Clovelly Nippers Registration 2017-2018 Season

New Nippers can request an Application Form by emailing

Renewal for Existing Nipper Families is now open. Membership is not guaranteed for renewals and payments made after 18 August 2016.

Please email, if you have any other queries.

Proficiency Requirements for Clovelly Nippers 2017-2018 Season

Age GroupDate of BirthSwim Distance & TimeSurvival Float
Under 61 Oct 2011 – 30 Sep 2012Not RequiredNot Required
Under 71 Oct 2010 – 30 Sep 2011Not RequiredNot Required
Under 81 Oct 2009 – 30 Sep 201050m swim (in less than 3 minutes)1 minute
Under 91 Oct 2008 – 30 Sep 2009100m swim (in less than 4.5 minutes)1 minute
Under 101 Oct 2007 – 30 Sep 2008150m swim (in less than 5 minutes)1.5 minutes
Under 111 Oct 2006 – 30 Sep 2007200m swim (in less than 6 minutes)2 minutes
Under 12 1 Oct 2005 – 30 Sep 2006200m swim (in less than 5.5 minutes)2 minutes
Under 131 Oct 2004 – 30 Sep 2005200m swim (in less than 5 minutes)3 minutes
Under 141 Oct 2003 – 30 Sep 2004200m swim (in less than 5 minutes)3 minutes

NB: Proficiency Swim can be completed in the Nippers choice of stroke


In accordance with our registration policy, membership is by invitation and offered to New Nippers as followed:

  • 1st priority: Family has a sibling already registered in an older age group at Clovelly Nippers.
  • 2nd priority: Parent/Carer is a Senior Active, Active Reserve, Veteran or Long Service member of the Club.
  • 3rd priority: Parent/Carer volunteers to assist in a role that is necessary for 2017-2018 season (eg. Assistant Registrar, Assistant Secretary, General Administration, Beach Set-Up, Carnival Official, Volunteer Coordinator, Bronze Medallion, SRC Water Safety training). Nippers could not operate without the support of Parent/Carers who volunteer each Sunday and behind the scene.


One Nipper  $130
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 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 proficiencies by 15 October 2017 without an accepted extenuating reason (eg. sickness/injury) by Nippers’ Committee 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 10 Sept 2017
Proficiency Evaluation: Clovelly Ocean Pool
for U8, U9, U10, U11, U12, U13 and U14 Age Groups.
2-4pm, Sunday 17 Sept 2017
Uniform Shop Open at Clovelly Surf Club
2-4pm, Sunday 17 Sept 2017
NSW School Holidays23 Sept – 08 Oct 2017
Nippers Starts (Week 1)
Uniform Shop Open from 8am at Clovelly Surf Club
Sunday 15 Oct 2017
Nippers Social EventSaturday 11 Nov 2017
Christmas/NY Break (No Nippers)Sunday 24 Dec 2017 - 07 Jan 2018
Nippers 2018 Starts (Week 11)Sunday 14 January 2018
Presentation DaySunday 25 Mar 2018

REGISTRATION for Clovelly Nippers 2017-2018 Season.


If you have any queries, or if you would like to add your name to the Waitlist for Nippers Season 2017-18, please email