IMPORTANT DATES 2018-2019

Nippers Proficiency Requirements-Surf Life Saving WA Minimum Requirement 

Junior Surf Education and Activity Requirements

Overview 2016/17

Age Group 

Preliminary 
Competition 
Under 7 
Not applicable 
Not applicable 
Under 8

25 metre swim (any stroke)

1 minute survival float 

Not applicable 
Under 9

25 metre swim (any stroke)

1 minute survival float 

Not applicable 
Under 10

25 metre swim (freestyle)

1 1⁄2 minute survival float 

Not applicable except if stepping up to U/11’s for a team event.

U/10’s can only compete up in U/11’s for team events and can only

consist of 50% of the team. Minimum 288m open water swim

(competition course as stated in competition manual) in less than 9 minutes. 

Under 11

50 metre swim (freestyle)

2 minute survival float 

Minimum 288m open water swim (competition course as stated in competition

manual) in less than 9 minutes. 

Under 12

100 metre swim (freestyle)

2 minute survival float 

Minimum 288m open water swim (competition course as stated in competition

manual) in less than 9 minutes. 

Under 13

150 metre swim (freestyle)

3 minute survival float 

Minimum 288m open water swim (competition course as stated in competition

manual) in less than 9 minutes. 

Under 14200 metre swim (freestyle in less than 5 minutes)
3 minute survival float 

Minimum 288m open water swim (competition course as stated in competition

manual) in less than 9 minutes. 

NOTESAll members MUST be appraised prior to participating in any water based activities. 

All members MUST complete this timed swim before being eligible to compete

in any event at any interclub state carnivals. This does not include club or local area carnivals. This open water swim must be a reflection of a competition swim course. 


Nippers is a surf awareness program that is offered for children from theages of 5-13.

The club is run by volunteers who give up their time and should be treated with respect. There is an expectation that a parent is actively involved in the program and there are many ways that parents can assist.

Nippers must be 5 by the 30 September of the year we commence to be able to participate- no exceptions.

All Nippers (except those under 7) are required to undertake a proficiency swim test at a date and time to be advised prior to season commencing.

Nippers Registration- 15th September 10am-2pm

​yanchepnippers@gmail.com

Further information available in the downloadable links below.

Swim Test13th October 2018
Registrations15th September 2018
Season Start
4th November 2018
Christmas Celebration16th December 2018
Nippers Returns3rd February 219
NO Nippers3rd March 2019
Nippers Concludes31st March 2019
Awards and Presentations31st March 2019



Yanchep Surf Lifesaving Club

yanchepsurflifesaving@gmail.com