Proficiency Info

Proficiency Information

Cooks Hill Nippers Pool Proficiency Swim

For safety, it is a SLSA requirement that all Under 8’s to Under 14 Nippers 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 Under 8’s to Under 14’s
(There is no swim requirement for Under 6’s & Under 7’s)

Welcome to Season 2019-20

For more information please see our Proficiency Schedule

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

Proficiency Swim Details for 2019-20 season are:

Venue: Arnold’s Swim Centre, 3 Jenner Pde, The Junction
Date: Sunday 8th September or 15th September 2019
Fee: $4.00 per swimmer – payable on entry (please have the 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 & Under 10’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.

Alternative arrangements

Have an accredited swim coach assess your child using this form and provide it to by 23rd September 2019.

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