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Proficiency Information

Proficiency Swim
For safety, it is a SLSA requirement that all nippers U8 to U14 be assessed as proficient in the water before participating in any water activities. This proficiency process involves completing the Junior Participation Skill Evaluation. Nippers wishing to compete at carnivals are also required to complete the junior Competition Skill Evaluation.

This is compulsory for all U8’s to U14’s

(There is no swim requirement for U6’s & U7’s)

Cooks Hill Nippers Pool Proficiency Swim

Welcome to Season 2017-18

For more Information please see our Proficiency Schedule 2017-18

All participants must complete the proficiency swim for their age group.

Proficiency Swim Details for 2017-18 season are:

Venue: Arnold’s Swim Centre, 3 Jenner Pde, The Junction
Date: Sunday, 10 September 2017 or 17 September 2017
Fee: $4.00 per swimmer – payable on entry, correct change to assist

Times and Proficiency Requirements:

  • 9.00-9.30am –  Under 8 (7 years old on 1st October this year)  requirement is a 25 metre swim and a 1 minute float
  • 9.30-10.00am – Under 9 & Under10’s are asked to attempt a 200m swim within 6 mins
  • 10.00-10.30am Under 11-Under 14’s are asked to attempt a 200m swim within 5 mins.

With over 500 kids to be assessed please assist us by sticking to the allotted times. With only two planned swims this year the only alternative arrangement is as below.


All returning nippers in the U10’s, U11’s, U12’s and U13 age groups are asked to please bring their nipper cap to the swim session.  Caps will be checked off as returned and then reallocated to each age group on Day 1 of nippers. 

Anyone not returning their cap, will need to pay $20 for a new cap.

Alternative arrangements

Have an accredited swim coach assess your child using this form and provide it to nippers@cookshillsurfclub.com.au by 25th September 2017.

If your child has not completed the proficiency swim they will not be allowed to participate in Sunday activities until a certified form from swim school is provided.