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