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Nippers Membership

Joining Coolum Nippers 2020-21 season

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.
Monday
1 July
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
Sunday
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
Sunday
27 September
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 2020-21 Season Nipper Handbook (234 KB)

Nipper numbers are capped at 200 for the 2020-21 season.

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 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:

  • Bronze Accredited Swim Coach
  • Accredited SRC/Bronze Assessor

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 / 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.

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.

Corporate Partner

 

Gold Sponsors

  • Bendigo Bank
  • Billabong Pool Servicing and Supply
  • BRD Group
  • Coolum Caprice
  • Ken Mills
  • MGI Audit
  • Rip Curl Coolum
  • The Shop Coolum
 

Silver Sponsors

  • Coolum Caprice
  • Mitre 10
  • Peregian Golf Course
 

Bronze Sponsors

  • Air-Rite
  • Competitions Guide
  • Greenhalgh Pickard
 

Training Partner