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 2016/2017 – CLICK HERE TO DOWN LOAD THE 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-100m & Surf Rescue Certificate