Junior Activities

Swimmer Nippers is held every Sunday mornings between 10.00 am and 12.00 pm. Parents must accompany their child to their respective age group on the beach. This is not a child minding service and all parents/caregivers are expected to remain on the beach throughout Nippers. This ensures that the child's Age Manager knows who they have in their care and that a parent is close should they need to contact them for any reason.

There are set activities and events for all nippers to participate in. They are designed to combine the elements of education, such as team cooperation, knowledge of the beach and of surf conditions, as well as physical skills. The knowledge and skills learnt at nippers are skills for life.

Junior Participation Skill Evaluation
& Junior Competition Qualification

Junior Participation Skill Evaluation

Junior Competition Qualification

The following swims are required in so that children can participate in beach and water activities at Broulee

The following swims are necessary if children wish to participate in carnivals

Under 8
25 metre swim (any stroke).
1 minute survival float.

 

Under 9
25 metre swim (any stroke).
1 minute survival float.

Under 9
150 metre open water swim.
Run - Swim - Run (50m - 50m - 50m)

Under 10
25 metre swim (freestyle).
1.5 minutes survival float.

Under 10
150 metre open water swim.
Run - Swim - Run (50m - 50m - 50m)

Under 11
50 metre swim (freestyle).
2 minutes survival float.

Under 11
200 metre open water swim.
Run - Swim - Run (50m - 100m - 50m)

Under 12
100 metre swim (freestyle).
2 minutes survival float.

Under 12
200 metre open water swim.
Run - Swim - Run (50m - 100m - 50m)

Under 13
150 metre swim (freestyle).
3 minutes survival float.

Under 13
200 metre open water swim.
Run - Swim - Run (100m - 100m - 100m)

Under 14
200 metre swim (freestyle, in less than 5 minutes).
3 minutes survival float.

Under 14
200 metre open water swim.
Run - Swim - Run (100m - 100m - 100m)

 
ALL CHILDREN SHOULD AIM TO OBTAIN THEIR JUNIOR COMPETITION QUALIFICATION.
THIS WILL ALLOW CHILDREN TO PARTICIPATE IN ALL ACTIVITIES APPROPRIATE TO THEIR AGE GROUP.
 

By way of explanation, the purpose of the run-swim-run is to test a child’s ability and confidence in the surf as opposed to the relative calm conditions of a pool.
The run-swim-run is completed in the presence of qualified life savers.

 

 
Age Groups
Under 8 01/10/2008 - 30/09-2009
Under 9 01/10/2007 - 30/09-2008
Under 10 01/10/2006 - 30/09-2007
Under 11 01/10/2005 - 30/09-2006
Under 12 01/10/2004 - 30/09-2005
Under 13 01/10/2003 - 30/09-2004
Under 14 01/10/2002 - 30/09-2003