Junior Evaluations (Proficiencies)

Water proficiencies are a very important part of the Freshwater Surf Life Saving Club's initial assessments for safety and competence. We are not a learn-to-swim school.  All children wishing to enter the water during nipper activities MUST have a basic level of competency. Further, anyone wishing to compete in water events or attend board and swim training must successfully complete the competition evaluation.

Junior members, from Under 8’s up are required to participate in this evaluation (conducted by Freshwater Surf Club) prior to any Sunday water activity, training or carnival participation.

PROFICIENCY SWIM (U8’s to U12’s)

Manly Boy Charlton Aquatic Centre
Saturday 7 October 2017 from 9:00am to 12:00 noon 

See below for age group specific times. 

AGE

SWIM

TIME FRAME

ARRIVAL TIME

U/8

25m Pool Swim (any stroke)

Nil

9:00 am - 9:50 am

U/9

200m Pool Swim

6 minutes

11:00 am - 11:50 am

U/10

200m Pool Swim

6 minutes

10:00 am - 10:50 am 

U/11

200m Pool Swim

5 minutes

9:00 am - 9:50 am

U/12

200m Pool Swim

5 minutes

10:00 am - 10:50 am

U/13 & U14

200m Pool Swim

5 minutes

Sunday October 15 during

1st nippers session at

Freshie Ocean Pool

Junior Preliminary Skills Evaluation

This evaluation is NOT an assessment which if not completed competently precludes the child from becoming a member or continuing with junior surf education activities. The evaluation is in place to ensure the safety and welfare of the child participating. If a child does not meet the required evaluation level a higher level of supervision when involved in water activities will be required and their water activities will be limited accordingly.  An assessment of the surf conditions is made for all activities and appropriate safety considerations will also be considered.  If a child is deemed to not be proficient according the time frames below they can have further attempts at arranged later date.

AGE

SWIM

TIME FRAME

U/8

25m Pool Swim (any stroke)

Nil

U/9

200m Pool Swim

6 minutes

U/10

200m Pool Swim

6 minutes

U/11

200m Pool Swim

5 minutes

U/12

200m Pool Swim

5 minutes

U/13

200m Pool Swim

5 minutes

U/14

200m Pool Swim

5 minutes

Competition Skills Evaluation

The competition evaluation must be achieved before a nipper is eligible to compete in water or land events.  This includes events at the Freshwater Nipper Club Championships. 

A competition skills evaluation is not conducted for Under 8’s as the only water competition is a wade, which takes place in waist deep water.

AGE

SWIM

U/9

Minimum 150m open water swim
(competition course as per competition manual)

U/10

Minimum 150m open water swim
(competition course as per competition manual)

U/11

Minimum 288m open water swim
(competition course as per competition manual)

U/12

Minimum 288m open water swim
(competition course as per competition manual)

U/13

Minimum 288m open water swim
(competition course as per competition manual)

U/14

Minimum 288m open water swim
(competition course as per competition manual)

 

Please refer to the events tab on Team App for more information. 

 

If you are unable to attend the proficiencies on 7th October, we will run further proficiency testing at the Freshwater Ocean Pool during the first sessions of Nippers.   For efficiency and the comfort of your nipper, it is preferable that they complete their proficiencies at Manly Pool in a heated pool, under controlled conditions.