Proficiencies/Skills Evaluation


ALL Nippers (new, existing and club-transfer members) MUST PASS a Preliminary Skills Evaluation at the start of each season as set out below:

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
Proficiency Evaluation: Coogee Diggers (Indoor Pool)
for U8, U9, U10, U11, U12, U13 and U14 Age Groups.
2-4pm, Sunday, 08 Sep 2019 TBC
Proficiency Evaluation: Clovelly Ocean Pool
for U8, U9, U10, U11, U12, U13 and U14 Age Groups.
2-4pm, Sunday, 15 Sep 2019 TBC
Uniform Shop Open at Clovelly Surf Club
2-4pm, Sunday, 15 Sep 2019 TBC
NSW School Holidays28 Sep – 13 Oct 2018
Nippers Starts (Week 1)
Uniform Shop Open from 8am at Clovelly Surf Club
Sunday, 14 Oct 2019 TBC
Nippers Social EventSaturday, 9 Nov 2019
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

In addition to the Preliminary Skills Evaluation, we also have the Competition Skills Evaluation for any Nippers who wish to participate in competition. Competition Skills Evaluations will be undertaken during Nippers.

What do Under 6 Nippers do?
‘Surf Play 1′ is the program designed for our most junior members – the focus is on play, participation and fun. Activities and games will be the focus of the sessions with a number of beach safety and awareness lessons available such as:
• basic safety practices during activities,
• what makes up the beach environment,
• Sunsmart guidelines,
• the importance of having an adult with them at the beach,
• what a Surf Lifesaver is and what they do,
• wading, beach sprinting and beach flags.
SLSA rules prohibit Under 6s sand Under 7s Nippers from participating in swim and board events, but they do wades and lots of beach activities!