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 Group||Date of Birth||Swim Distance & Time||Survival Float|
|Under 6||1 Oct 2013 – 30 Sep 2014||Not Required||Not Required|
|Under 7||1 Oct 2012 – 30 Sep 2013||Not Required||Not Required|
|Under 8||1 Oct 2011 – 30 Sep 2012||50m swim (in less than 3 minutes)||1 minute|
|Under 9||1 Oct 2010 – 30 Sep 2011||100m swim (in less than 4.5 minutes)||1 minute|
|Under 10||1 Oct 2009 – 30 Sep 2010||150m swim (in less than 5 minutes)||1.5 minutes|
|Under 11||1 Oct 2008 – 30 Sep 2009||200m swim (in less than 6 minutes)||2 minutes|
|Under 12||1 Oct 2007 – 30 Sep 2008||200m swim (in less than 5.5 minutes)||2 minutes|
|Under 13||1 Oct 2006 – 30 Sep 2007||200m swim (in less than 5 minutes)||3 minutes|
|Under 14||1 Oct 2005 – 30 Sep 2006||200m swim (in less than 5 minutes)||3 minutes|
|Above Swim can be completed in the Nipper's stroke of choice|
|NIPPERS KEY DATES 2019-20|
|Proficiency Evaluation: Des Renford Aquatic Centre, Maroubra Indoor Pool|
for U8, U9, U10, U11, U12, U13 and U14 Age Groups.
|12-2pm, Sunday, 15 Sep 2019|
|Proficiency Evaluation: Clovelly Ocean Pool|
for U8, U9, U10, U11, U12, U13 and U14 Age Groups
|1-2pm, Sunday, 22 Sep 2019|
|Uniform Shop Open at Clovelly Surf Club||12-2pm, Sunday, 22 Sep 2019|
|NSW School Holidays||28 Sep – 13 Oct 2018|
|Nippers Starts (Week 1)|
Uniform Shop Open from 8am at Clovelly Surf Club
|Sunday, 13 Oct 2019|
|Nippers Social Event||Friday, 8 Nov 2019|
|Christmas/NY Break (No Nippers)||Sunday, 22 Dec 2019 - 12 Jan 2020|
|Nippers 2019 Starts (Week 11)||Sunday, 19 January 2020|
|Presentation Day||Sunday, 29 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!