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Nipper Program

Nipper Program

The major objective of the Junior Activities program is to empower Nippers to be confident in and around the beach and become a valued part of the lifesaving community.  The mantra for Nobby’s Beach SLSC is Family, Fun and Friendship and focuses on an inclusive environment that caters for all skill levels.

Every Sunday the activities kick off at 8.15 am sharp with our Nippers dressed in their Nobby’s swimwear, cap, hi-viz rashy and most importantly lathered in sunscreen assemble at the club.

AGE POOL PROFICIENCY

Under 6….. Kick on wall with face in water / 30 sec survival float

Under 7….. Push off wall with face in water / 30 sec survival float

Under 8….. 25m freestyle / 1 min survival float

Under 9….. 50m freestyle / 1 minute survival float

Under 10… 100m freestyle / 1.5 minute survival float

Under 11… 100m freestyle / 2 minute survival float

Under 12… 200m freestyle / 2 minute survival float

Under 13… 300m freestyle / 3 minute survival float

Under 14… 400m freestyle in 9 minutes or less to enter carnivals or 200m freestyle in 5 minutes for non competitive members plus 3 minute survival float

BEACH EVALUATION MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS ARE AS BELOW

This proficiency is be completed at the beach in the ocean and allows children to participate in water events. If they cannot complete the Beach Evaluation they are limited to knee-depth water activities at the discretion of the Age Manager until they can complete.

Under 6 & 7… No requirement

Under 8………. 25m run, 25 wade, 25m run

Under 9………. 50m run, 50 swim, 50m run

Under 10…….. 50m run, 50 swim, 50m run

Under 11…….. 50m run, 100 swim, 50m run

Under 12……. 50m run, 100 swim, 50m run

Under 13……. 100m run, 100 swim, 100m run

Under 14……. 100m run, 100 swim, 100m run

COMPETITION EVALUATION MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS ARE AS BELOW

This proficiency is to be completed in the ocean so nippers are able to compete at carnivals.

Under 6 & 7… No requirement

Under 8………. 25m run, 25 wade, 25m run

Under 9………. 150m swim

Under 10…….. 150m swim

Under 11…….. 288m swim

Under 12…….. 288m swim

Under 13…….. 288m swim

Under 14…….. 288m swim