Pool evaluations are held annually for all nippers before start of seasons. It is mandatory for all nippers to undergo a pool evaluation each pre-season.
The purpose of this annual assessment is to ensure that your child is proficient and has a basic ability to swim. Nippers IS NOT a learn to swim program and around a beach environment, this is a key safety element for your child. See column one in the Pool Skills Evaluation table for each age group.
* One final 2021-22 season pool evaluation has been added and will held at Palm Beach Aquatic Centre on:
- Wed 15 September (6:15pm – 7pm)
Palm Beach Aquatic Centre have kindly offered us discounted gate entry for nippers ($2.40 per child), free entry for parents and carers, free marquee hire and free lane use for this session. Thanks PBAC!
PLEASE NOTE: You need to join/renew your membership prior to arriving to this day. Please refer to our Become a Nipper page for more information.
If you cannot make pool evaluation, you may also choose to do your pool swim assessment at your local pool. A registered level 1-swim coach can do this by filling out a Pool Evaluation Endorsement form and returning it to the Club prior to the first day at Nippers (18 September 2021).
Your child will not be able to participate in water activities at Nippers on Saturdays until this pool evaluation is complete.
Over the first few weeks of nippers, all participants will undergo a run-swim-run 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.