At Nippers we do not provide swimming lessons. We suggest that all Nippers participate in one of our local swim schools all year round, in order to prepare your child for surf sport activities. Children who do pool swimming regularly will be more capable in the surf and ultimately enjoy nippers more.
In order to participate in water activities Under 8 to Under 14 Nippers must complete water proficiency assessments, in accordance with Surf Life Saving Australia’s requirements, as soon as possible after registration at the start of the season. Under 6 to Under 7 participate in beach activities only.
We suggest that all parents used the guide below to check how your child is swimming in an Olympic sized swimming pool, prior to registration.
Every junior member is required to participate in this evaluation prior to any water-based activities being undertaken.
Note: It is not an assessment which if not completed competently precludes the child from becoming a member or continuing with junior surf education or training activities.