Coolum Beach SLSC Nippers
Key Dates Coolum Nippers 2023-24 Season
Key dates for renewing or joining Nippers, as well as the starting and proficiency dates for the 2023-24 season to be confirmed.
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.
2023-24 Nipper Season Schedule
|17 July 2023||NEW NIPPER REGISTRATIONS OPEN - ONLINE ONLY||New Nippers Online Registration & Info|
|6 Aug 2023||New Nippers Information Sessions||For new families to find out more about Coolum Nippers.
Sessions start at 2 pm & 3 pm with a short talk & an opportunity for families to ask questions afterward.
PLEASE NOTE - This is not a sign on session - all Nipper membership registrations are online.
|14 Aug 2023||Memberships cut-off date for 1st pool proficiency||Memberships must be fully completed by 14 Aug for those booked to attend the pool proficiency on 27 Aug to allow for admin processing.|
|27 Aug 2023||1st Pool Proficiency - 12 pm & 12.30 pm||Location - Coolum Peregian Aquatic Centre. Please arrive promptly for registration. Bookings Essential|
|28 Aug 2023||Memberships cut-off date for 2nd pool proficiency||Memberships must be fully completed by 28 Aug for those booked to attend the pool proficiency on 10 Sept to allow for admin processing.|
|10 Sept 2023||2nd Pool Proficiency - 2 pm & 2.30 pm||Location - Coolum Peregian Aquatic Centre. Please arrive promptly for registration. Bookings Essential|
|TBC||Preseason Uniform Collection TBC||Coolum Surf Lifesaving Clubroom|
|24 Sept 2023||First day of Nippers including Beach Proficiency||Coolum Surf Lifesaving Club|
|TBC||U11-U13 Age Champs||Coolum Surf Lifesaving Club|
|TBC||Nipper Holiday Breakup Session||Coolum Surf Lifesaving Club|
|TBC||Nippers returns for 2023||Coolum Surf Lifesaving Club|
|TBC||Nippers Presentation & AGM||LocationTBC|
Important - If your child is 5 on 30th September 2023 they are welcome to sign up as a green cap this season.
Make sure you've downloaded Team App and joined Junior Lifesavers Coolum Beach to ensure you recieve all the the latest updates and information throughout the season. Find out more here - Nipper Communication
2023-24 Season Nipper Handbook
For all the information you need to know about nippers this season take a look at our 2023-24 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:
- Pool proficiency - complete the required timed float, submersion & propulsion activity, & continuous skill sequence for age group.
- 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 stroke.
NEW NIPPER POOL PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENTS
IMPORTANT* Please be advised that SLSQ have changed the mandatory requirements of nipper pool abilities to qualify for beach proficiency trials. The new requirements can be found below.
Please note this year there will only be two pool proficiency sessions (Sunday 27th August and Sunday 10th September) and all nippers must book into one of these sessions – Book Pool Proficiency Session
Furthermore, we strongly suggest that you take the time to practice your child’s requirements before attending your nominated session.
Pool proficiency for each age group
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.
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.