How to join - Become a Nipper

 Registration

Registration days are held in August/September each year. For new members, a birth certificate will need to be sighted. All Terrigal nippers must also have a parent/guardian as a member of the club. Registration is now closed for current season.

Age of Children- Children are registered in the age group according to the age of the child on the 1st October i.e. if your child is 10 on or after the 1st October the child is in the Under 10’s. If your child is 10 before the 1st October the child is in the Under 11’s.

Proficiency Requirements- Parents should note that Nippers does not teach swimming. To participate at Terrigal in the water events and at any recognised carnival, all Nippers must complete the Surf Education program, the preliminary skills evaluation and the competition skills evaluation, as set out below. 

Age Group Preliminary Skills Evaluation Competition Skils Evaluation
U8 25m swim (any stroke) & 1 min survival float No water comp, except in waist deep water
U9 25m swim (any stroke) & 1 min survival float Min 150m open water swim (per comp manual)
U10 25m swim (freestyle) & 2 min survival float Min 150m open water swim (per comp manual)
U11 50m swim (freestyle) & 2 min survival float Min 288m open water swim (per comp manual)
U12 100m swim (freestyle) & 2 min survival float Min 288m open water swim (per comp manual)
U13 150m swim (freestyle) & 3 min survival float Min 288m open water swim (per comp manual)
U14 200m swim (freestyle, in less that 5 min)
& 3 min survival float
Min 288m open water swim (per comp manual)

How to join - Membership

How to join - Parent Responsibility

How to join - Why Join?

Every Sunday between October and March, hundreds of Nippers flock over flock over Terrigal beach and surf, learning vital surf safety and survival skills.

Terrigal Nippers learn valuable surf safety skill, teamwork and have a great deal of fun.

Nippers events include wade events, board paddling, swimming, beach sprinting and beach flags as well as lots of fun activities and games designed to teach and improve surf skills.

All Terrigal Nippers also participate in a progressive Surf Education program designed by Surf Life Saving Australia (see Education)

Registration days are held in late September / October.

 

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