Coledale Nippers

We are a small, friendly, family orientated club that meets on every second Sunday from 9.45am.
Children must be 5 years of age to join.

Important dates

  • 1st OctoberRegistration

    Registration and uniform sales 10am - 12pm
  • 8th OctoberRegistration and
    Swim Proficiency*

    Registration and uniform sales
    Proficiency Swim from 10am - 12pm
  • 15th OctoberRegistration

    Registration and uniform sales 8am - 10am
    (last chance to register face to face)
  • 15th OctoberSeason starts

    Nippers 2018-2019 season starts

*All Nippers must be present for swim proficiency on the date shown to be eligible to participate in nippers activities

All members are encouraged to register online

Register online

Please make sure a separate form is completed for each child and parent (these can be linked as a family later)

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Beach Activities


On Sundays the following events are included: Flags, Sprints, Relay, Wading, Swims and Board. Surf Education: As part of the Surf Awareness program, the children are shown and explained all the aspects of beach safety

Playgroup


We also run an under 5's age group. This will be a play group that will operate at the same time as the nippers. Parents must be present with their child/children at all times. Children will be introduced to beach activities and games by Kate Balding. All children in this age group will be required to become members of the surf club for insurance purposes.

Age Groups


Below listed are the nipper groups and age categories of each age group that we run.
U/6
Under 6's
1st October 2009 to 30th September 2010
U/7
Under 7's
1st October 2010 to 30th September 2011
U/8
Under 8's
1st October 2009 to 30th September 2010
U/9
Under 9's
1st October 2008 to 30th September 2009
U/10
Under 10's
1st October 2007 to 30th September 2008
U/7
Under 11's
1st October 2006 to 30th September 2007
U/12
Under 12's
1st October 2005 to 30th September 2006
U/13
Under 13's
1st October 2004 to 30th September 2005
U/14
Under 14's
1st October 2003 to 30th September 2004
U/15
Under 15's
1st October 2002 to 30th September 2003

We run nippers with one thing in mind, beach safety! I would rather the kids have fun learn some beach skills than be the faster or the stongest. If they want to compete in carnivals that's a bonus. I would rather they are just comfortable in the surf and are safe.

Kim Howell - Junior Club President

Membership

Junior/Nippers Members 5-16 years

Junior

$65

  • Per Season
    one parent
    and one child

Junior

$100

  • Per Season
    one parent
    and two + children

Age managers

Our club can't function if we do not have enough volunteers. One of the roles is the age manager. If you are interested in becoming or continuing as an age manager you are required to complete and online course. This can be done on your home computer and takes about 1 hour to complete. Anyone who is interested in becoming an age manger please contact the junior club president Kim Howell via email Age manager

Current age managers

Under 6's

AGE MANAGER


Under 7's

AGE MANAGER


Under 8's

AGE MANAGER


Under 9's

AGE MANAGER


Under 10's

AGE MANAGER


Under 11's

AGE MANAGER


Under 12's

AGE MANAGER


Under 13's

AGE MANAGER


Under 14's

AGE MANAGER


Under 15's

AGE MANAGER


Proficiency Evaluations

Each age group in Nippers from the under 8s upwards needs to complete a proficiency before being allowed into the water during our nippers classes. Below is a table that outlines what each age needs to complete to pass their respective proficiency.

Nippers Proficiency Evaluations



Age Participation Skill Level
Under 8 25 metre swim (any stroke)
1 Min survival float
Under 9 25 metre swim (any stroke)
1 Min survival float
Under 10 25 metre swim (freestyle)
1.5 Min survival float
Under 11 50 metre swim (freestyle)
2 Min survival float
Under 12 100 metre swim (freestyle)
2 Min survival float
Under 13 150 metre swim (freestyle)
3 Min survival float
Under 14 200 metre swim (freestyle less than 5 mins)
3 Min survival float
13-15 Rookie Program 200 metre swim (freestyle less than 5 mins)
3 Min survival float

Competition Skill Evaluations


If any of our nippers wishes to compete at any regional surf carnival they must also pass a Competition Skill Evaluation. Below is a table outlining skills required to compete.
Age Run - Swim - Run Timed Pool Swin
Under 8 N/A N/A
Under 9 50m - 50m - 50m 200m pool swim
within 6 minutes
Under 10 50m - 50m - 50m 200m pool swim
within 6 minutes
Under 11 50m - 100m - 50m 200m pool swim
within 5 minutes
Under 12 50m - 100m - 50m 200m pool swim
within 5 minutes
Under 13 100m - 100m - 100m 200m pool swim
within 5 minutes
Under 14 100m - 100m - 100m 200m pool swim
within 5 minutes
13-15 Rookie Program 100m - 100m - 100m 200m pool swim
within 5 minutes

Rookies

The 14-16 year olds are Rookies and will be expected to complete their SRC and work toward their Bronze Medallion. The emphasis with these members is preparation to becoming patrolling members, they will be trained in surf rescue and resuscitation. There are also team building and social events planned throughout the season

Rookies Camp

October 8th - 10th

For the last few years the Rookies have gone to camp to gain their SRC, Bronze Medallion and IRB crewman. These camps are looked forward each and every year.

There will be a fee of $20-$30 to cover costs. If your child is interested please contact the club president Anthony via email Rookies Camp to register your interest.