Key dates for renewing or joining Nippers, as well as the starting and proficiency dates for the 2019 - 2020 season.
Important - We are making a change to the age nippers can join this year. If your child is 5 on 30th September 2019 they are welcome to sign up as a green cap this season.
|Renewing memberships open||Returning members can renew memberships from this date online|
|Renewing memberships cut-off for early proficiency||Cut off date for those wishing to attend renewing proficiency on 21 July|
|Renewing members pool proficiency||Coolum Pool - For returning nippers wanting to start preseason open water skills pool training|
|Open water swim training each Tues & Thurs 7 - 7.45 am||Coolum Pool - Preseason pool swim training for proficient returning nippers|
|Sign On Day for new members between 2 pm and 4 pm
||Coolum Surf Lifesaving clubroom|
|New Memberships cut-off for proficiency
||Cut off date for those wishing to attend proficiency on 1 September|
|New and returning members pool proficiency - 10.30 am
||Pool Location - Coolum Peregian Aquatic Centre
|New Memberships cut-off for proficiency||Cut off date for those wishing to attend proficiency on 15 September|
|Final new and returning members pool proficiency - 3 pm sharp||Location - Coolum Peregian Aquatic Centre|
|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 / Cap||Age on 30 Sept 2019||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||50m 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.