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

  • 13th OctoberRegistration

    Registration and uniform sales 10am - 12pm
  • 20th OctoberRegistration and
    Swim Proficiency*

    Registration and uniform sales
    Proficiency Swim from 10am - 12pm
  • 27th OctoberRegistration

    Registration and uniform sales 8am - 10am
    (last chance to register face to face and online)
    Proficiency Swim from 10am - 12pm
  • 27th OctoberSeason starts

    Nippers 2019-2020 season starts

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

See chart below for information on the proficiency required for each age group.

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.

Playgroup families need to join the NSW playgroup association and one parent to the club.

Age Groups


Below listed are the nipper groups and age categories of each age group that we run.
U/6
Under 6's
Have to be 5 before of 30th of September 2019
U/7
Under 7's
Have to be 6 before of 30th of September 2019
U/8
Under 8's
Have to be 7 before of 30th of September 2019
U/9
Under 9's
Have to be 8 before of 30th of September 2019
U/10
Under 10's
Have to be 9 before of 30th of September 2019
U/7
Under 11's
Have to be 10 before of 30th of September 2019
U/12
Under 12's
Have to be 11 before of 30th of September 2019
U/13
Under 13's
Have to be 12 before of 30th of September 2019
U/14
Under 14's
Have to be 13 before of 30th of September 2019
U/15
Under 15's
Have to be 14 before of 30th of September 2019

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 5-13 years

Junior

$40

  • Per Season
    Junior/Nippers
    5-13

Junior

$45

  • Per Season
    one
    adult

Junior

$85

  • Per Season
    one parent
    and one child

Junior

$125

  • Per Season
    one parent
    and two children

Capped pricing

For parents with two or more children the membership price for the season has been capped at $160

To Join nippers you must complete the below steps

Joining Surf Life Saving

Proof of age must be sighted when joining SLS

Working With Children Check

Any parent that helps with the kids need the volunteer Working With Children Check.
This can be achieved by applying online via Service NSW

Nippers membership

For each child joining nippers one parent from each family must join



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

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

Dates coming soon

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.