Junior Proficiencies

Junior Proficiencies
It is essential that Nippers have completed their pool proficiencies before they participate in any
nipper activities on the beach. The criteria for the proficiencies are as follows:
Under 6’s Kick on wall with face in water and 30 second float
Under 7’s Torpedo (push off wall) with face in water and 30 second float
Under 8’s 25 metre freestyle swim and 1 minute survival float
Under 9’s 50 metre freestyle swim and 1 minute survival float
Under 10’s 50 metre freestyle swim and 1.5 minute survival float
Under 11’s 100 metre freestyle swim and 2 minute survival float
Under 12’s 200 metre freestyle swim and 2 minute survival float
Under 13’s 300 metre freestyle swim and 3 minute survival float
Under 14 – 400 metre swim, (freestyle, in less than 9 minutes), 3 minute survival float – for competitor
Under 14 – 200 metre swim (freestyle in less than 5 minutes), 3-minute survival float – for NON
competitors. Surf Rescue Certificate

 

Nipper Pool Swim Assessment Form 2017/2018Nipper-Pool-Swim-form

There are additional competency tests required to be conducted on the beach and these will take
place at the beginning of the season. The requirements are set out in the table below. We will try to
complete the proficiency assessments within the first two weeks of the start of the season.

Under 8 – Surf Aware 1 Run-Wade- Run – 25m-25m- 25m
Under 9 – Surf Aware 2 Run-Swim- Run- 50m-50m- 50m
Under 10 – Surf Safe 1 Run-Swim- Run – 50m-50m- 50m
Under 11 – Surf Safe 2 Run-Swim- Run – 50m-100m- 50m
Under 12 – Surf Smart 1 Run-Swim- Run -50m- 100m-50m
Under 13 – Surf Smart 2 Run-Swim- Run – 100m-100m- 100m & Basic Resuscitation
Under 14 – Run-Swim- Run -100m- 100m-100 & Surf Rescue Certificate