Coolum Beach SLSC Nippers

Joining Coolum Nippers 2021-22 season

Key dates for renewing or joining Nippers, as well as the starting and proficiency dates for the 2021-22 season.

Lot's of information can be found here on our website regarding Coolum Nippers membership 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.

19 July 2021  NIPPER REGISTRATIONS OPEN - ONLINE ONLY New Nippers Online Registration & Info
8 Aug 2021   New Nippers Information Session
2 - 4 pm
Come along & find out what nippers is all about, ask questions, & meet the Nipper Volunteer team.
Please note - this is not a sign-on day all Nipper membership registrations are online.
20 Aug 2021  Memberships cut-off date for 1st pool proficiency Memberships must be fully completed by 20 Aug for those wishing to attend the pool proficiency on 29 Aug to allow for admin processing.
Sunday 29 Aug 2021   1st Pool Proficiency - 9 am Location - Coolum Peregian Aquatic Centre, 1930 David Low Way, Coolum. Please arrive promptly @ 9 am for registration. No bookings required
3 Sept 20201  Memberships cut-off date for 2nd pool proficiency Memberships must be fully completed by 3 Sept for those wishing to attend the pool proficiency on 12 Sept to allow for admin processing.
Sunday 12 Sept 2021  2nd Pool Proficiency - 9 am Location - Coolum Peregian Aquatic Centre, 1930 David Low Way, Coolum. Please arrive promptly @ 9 am for registration. No bookings required
Sunday 26 Sept 2021  First day of Nippers including Beach Proficiency Coolum Surf Lifesaving Club

Important - If your child is 5 on 30th September 2022 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.

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 please contact a member of our Nipper Committee for instructions.

Please note - All swim evaluations must be in a continuous over-arm/freestyle stroke.

Age / Cap Age on 30 Sept 2021 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.

Support Coolum Surf Club

Not ready to become part of Coolum Surf Club but still want to help?

It takes a lot of money to run a surf lifesaving club; from the equipment needed on the beach (vehicles, boards, IRBs, first aid kits, defibrillators etc) to administration and training to facilitate patrolling.

So if you can't join us, support us through one of the following options.

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