Nippers Membership

Membership information

Key dates for renewing or joining Nippers, as well as the starting and proficiency dates for the 2018 - 2019 season.

Important - We are making a change to the age nippers can join this year. If your child is 5 on 30th September 2018 they are welcome to sign up as a green cap this season.

Sunday 1 July Renewing memberships open Returning members can renew memberships from this date online
Friday 20 July Renewing memberships cut-off for early proficiency Cut off date for those wishing to attend renewing proficiency on 22 July
Sunday 22 July Renewing members pool proficiency Coolum Pool - For returning nippers wanting to start preseason open water skills pool training
Tues 24 July  Open water swim training each Tues & Thurs 7 - 7.45 am Coolum Pool - Preseason pool swim training for proficient returning nippers
Sunday 26 August Sign On Day for new members Coolum Surf Lifesaving clubroom
Sunday 9 September New and returning members pool proficiency - 10.30 am
Beach proficiency - 12.30 pm
Pool Location - Coolum Peregian Aquatic Centre
Beach Location - Coolum Beach SLSC
Saturday 22 September Final new and returning members pool proficiency - 3 pm sharp Location - Coolum Peregian Aquatic Centre
Sunday 21 October First day of Nippers Coolum Surf Lifesaving Club

Nipper Participation Requirements

To be eligible to participate in the Nippers Program every child must complete a Preliminary Proficiency Evaluation. There are two parts to these evaluations:

  1. Pool proficiency - complete the required swim distance in continuous overarm stroke and timed float for age group
  2. Beach proficiency – complete the required swim distance for age group

If you were unable to attend one of the three pool proficiency sessions or failed to successfully complete the pool component at one of these sessions, you can get your required pool distances signed off in a 25 metre or more pool by a:

  • Bronze Accredited Swim Coach
  • SLSA Level 1 Surf Coach
  • Accredited SRC/Bronze Assessor
  • Austswim Accredited Instructor

Please note - All swim evaluations must be in a continuous over-arm/freestyle stroke.

Download the Coolum Beach Nipper Preliminary Pool Evaluation Form here:

Nippers Pool Evaluations Form Nippers Pool Evaluations Form (80 KB)

The completed form must be submitted to club admin before your nipper can complete the beach proficiency to enable them to join in with water activities.

Age Group Date of Birth Pool Distance Proficiency Timed Float Beach Distance Proficiency
U6 (green cap) * 1 October 2012 to 30 September 2013 Kick, holding onto the pool wall 30 second float NA
U7 (green cap) * 1 October 2011 to 30 September 2012 Torpedo push off pool wall with face in water 30 second float NA
U8 (pink cap) 1 October 2010 to 30 September 2011 50m swim - freestyle 1 minute float 25m run, 25m wade, 25m run
U9 (yellow cap) 1 October 2009 to 30 September 2010 100m swim - freestyle 1 minute float 50m run, 150m open water swim as per competition manual, 50m run
U10 (turquoise cap) 1 October 2008 to 30 September 2009 100m swim - freestyle 1 minute 30 second float 50m run, 150m open water swim as per competition manual, 50m run
U11 (white cap) 1 October 2007 to 30 September 2008 200m swim - freestyle 2 minute float 50m run, 288m open water swim as per competition manual, 50m run
U12 (blue cap) 1 October 2006 to 30 September 2007 200m swim - freestyle 3 minute float 50m run, 288m open water swim as per competition manual, 50m run
U13 (red cap) 1 October 2005 to 30 September 2006 200m swim - freestyle 3 minute float 100m run, 288m open water swim as per competition manual, 100m run
U14 – SRC holders 1 October 2004 to 30 September 2005 200m swim in less than 5 minutes - freestyle 3 minute float 100m run, 288m open water swim as per SLSQ competition manual, 100m run

For further information please call Coolum Beach Surf Lifesaving Club Administration on 5446 1148 Ext 7 or complete our contact form.

Lifesaving Pathways

There are many ways you can get involved in our Surf Lifesaving Club, nippers is just one of them.

We would like to thank our sponsors for their continual support.

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