Key dates for renewing or joining Nippers, as well as the starting and proficiency dates for the 2020 - 2021 season.
IMPORTANT NOTE - Due to COVID-19 restrictions we are not having a sign-on day this season. Sign-on and registrations are online to keep everyone safe. Lot's of information can be found here on our website regarding Coolum nippers registration and what nippers is all about but if you are still stuck please contact our club administration team at 5446 1148 or complete our contact form today.
|Renewing memberships open||Returning members can renew memberships from this date online|
|SIGN UP!||ONLINE REGISTRATIONS OPEN FOR NEW AND RETURNING NIPPERS||NO SIGN-ON DAY DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS|
|Friday 21 August||Renewing and new memberships cut-off for 1st proficiency||Cut off date for those wishing to attend proficiency 30 August|
|1st Pool Proficiency - 9 - 11 am||Coolum Aquatic Centre -1930 David Low Way Coolum Beach|
|Friday 4 September||Renewing and new memberships cut-off for 2nd pool proficiency||Cut off date for those wishing to attend proficiency 13 September|
|Sunday 13 September||2nd Pool Proficiency commencing 8.30 - 9.30 am - must arrive by 9 am||St Andrew's Aquatic Centre - 40 Peregian Springs Dr, Peregian Springs|
|First day of Nippers including Beach Proficiency||Coolum Surf Lifesaving Club|
|24- 25 October||Coolangatta Gold - CANCELLED||Coolangatta Gold 2020 has been cancelled for all but the elite competitors.|
|Sunday 15 November||Age Champs Round 1||Coolum Surf Lifesaving Club|
|Saturday 12 December||Twilight Xmas break-up||Coolum Surf Lifesaving Club|
|Sunday 10 January||Nippers Returns||Coolum Surf Lifesaving Club|
|Sunday 7th February||Age Champs Round 2||Coolum Surf Lifesaving Club|
|TBC March||Last Day of Nippers for the Season||Coolum Surf Lifesaving Club|
Important - If your child is 5 on 30th September 2020 they are welcome to sign up as a green cap this season.
2020-21 Season Nipper Handbook
For all the information you need to know about nippers this season download our 2020-21 Nipper Handbook.
2020-21 Season Nipper Handbook (234 KB)
Nipper numbers are capped at 200 for the 2020-21 season.
To be eligible to participate in the Nippers Program every child must complete a Preliminary Proficiency Evaluation. There are two parts to these evaluations:
If you were unable to attend one of the two 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:
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 (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 / Cap||Age on 30 Sept 2020||Pool Distance Proficiency||Timed Float||Ocean Distance Proficiency||Competition Distance Proficiency|
|Swimming must be continuous overarm (freestyle) stroke||Float must be flat on back with face out of the water and body floating on surface||Swimming must be continuous overarm (freestyle) stroke.||Swimming must be continuous overarm (freestyle) stroke|
|U6 (green cap)||5||Kick, holding onto the pool wall||30 second float||Not required||N/A|
|U7 (green cap)||6||Torpedo push off pool wall with face in water||30 second float||Not required||N/A|
|U8 (pink cap)||7||25m swim||1 minute float||25m run, 25m wade, 25m run||25m run, 25m wade, 25m run|
|U9 (yellow cap)||8||100m swim||1 minute float||50m run, 150m swim, 50m run||Minimum 150m ocean swim|
|U10 (turquoise cap)||9||100m swim||1 ½ minute float||50m run, 150m swim, 50m run||Minimum 150m ocean swim|
|U11 (white cap)||10||200m swim||2 minute float||50m run, 200m swim, 50m run||Minimum 288m ocean swim|
|U12 (blue cap)||11||200m swim||3 minute float||50m run, 200m swim, 50m run||Minimum 288m ocean swim|
|U13 (red cap)||12||200m swim||3 minute float||100m run, 200m swim, 100m run||Minimum 288m ocean swim|
For further information please call Coolum Beach Surf Lifesaving Club Administration on 5446 1148 Ext 7 or complete our contact form.
There are many ways you can get involved in our Surf Lifesaving Club, nippers is just one of them.