Nippers Membership

Membership information

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.

Monday
1 July
Renewing memberships open Returning members can renew memberships from this date online
Wednesday
17 July
Renewing memberships cut-off for early proficiency Cut off date for those wishing to attend renewing proficiency on 21 July
Sunday
21 July
Renewing members pool proficiency Coolum Pool - For returning nippers wanting to start preseason open water skills pool training
Tuesday
23 July
Open water swim training each Tues & Thurs 7 - 7.45 am Coolum Pool - Preseason pool swim training for proficient returning nippers
Sunday
11 August
Sign On Day for new members between 2 pm and 4 pm
Coolum Surf Lifesaving clubroom 
Wednesday
28 August 
New Memberships cut-off for proficiency
Cut off date for those wishing to attend proficiency on 1 September
Sunday
1 Sept
New and returning members pool proficiency - 10.30 am

Pool Location - Coolum Peregian Aquatic Centre

Wednesday
11 Sept
New Memberships cut-off for proficiency Cut off date for those wishing to attend proficiency on 15 September
Saturday
15 Sept
Final new and returning members pool proficiency - 3 pm sharp Location - Coolum Peregian Aquatic Centre
Sunday
27 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 / 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.

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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Gold Sponsors

  • Bendigo Bank
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  • Coolum Beach Real Estate
  • Coolum Caprice
  • Ken Mills
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Silver Sponsors

  • Coolum News
  • Flight Centre Coolum
  • Great Northern
  • MGI Audit
  • Mitre 10
  • National Storage
  • Peregian Golf Course
 

Bronze Sponsors

  • Air-Rite
  • Competitions Guide
  • Coolum Bowls Club
  • Greenhalgh Pickard
 

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