Nippers memberships will be accepted from August.
To ensure we can provide a quality program for our Nippers, our Nipper membership intake will close on 30 October.
Pool evaluations are held annually for all Nippers before start of season. It is mandatory for all Nippers to undergo a pool evaluation each pre-season ensure a child’s skills continue to meet the standard required for their age category.
Once you and your child/ren’s membership is complete, your child is eligible to participate in a pool evaluation.
The pool evaluation ensures your child is proficient in the water and has the basic swimming ability required for their Nippers age group. Nippers is not a learn to swim program and the pool evaluation ensures your child is safe in the water.
There are different skills required as children grow through their Nippers age groups. A guide to each age group pool evaluation will be loaded once approved by SLSQ.
When and where will pool evaluations be held?
* Our 2023/24 season pool evaluations will be held at Laurie Lawrence pool, 6 Flagstone Drive, Burleigh Heads, on: Saturday 9 and Saturday 30 September.
TIME CHANGE: Sat 30 September will now be from 8-10am (to enable AFL fans to view the footy final!)
All Palm Beach Nippers must attend a pool evaluation session before they can start at Nippers. Nippers will not be able to participate in water activities during Nipper sessions until this pool evaluation is complete. Subsidised pool entry fee of $3 applies; payable on the day.
Completing your pool evaluation elsewhere
You may also choose to take your child for their pool evaluation at your local pool another time. A registered level 1-swim coach can do the assessment this by filling out a Junior Individual Preliminary Evaluation form and returning it to the Club prior to the first day at Nippers.
Your child will not be able to participate in water activities at Nippers until this pool evaluation is complete.
Over the first few weeks of nippers, all participants will undergo a run-swim-run Competency Beach Evaluation (refer to column 2 for each age group). Every junior member must complete this to take part in water based activities throughout the season.
There is also a Competition Evaluation (column 3) for those juniors members who wish to represent Palm Beach at competition and carnivals. These are completed during Nippers on a Saturday early in the season.