Qualification


Each Nipper must complete a Run/Swim/Run, which will be done in the first & second week of Nippers, and a Timed Pool Swim (For U/9 & U/10 it is a 200m pool swim in under 6 minutes and for U/11-U/14’s it is a 200m pool swim in under 5 minutes).

Timed Pool Swims must be done in a 25m pool and be signed and cited by a Club Official or a swim coach (forms from swim centres must bear the stamp of the centre for verification purposes

Junior Participation Proficiency
(Required if not Competing)
Junior Competition Qualification 
 
Timed Pool Swim
Run-Swim-Run
Under 8
25m swim, (any stroke)
1 minute survival float.
Not Applicable
Nil
Under 9
25m swim, (any stroke),
1 minute survival float.
200m – 6 minutes
50m-50m-50m
Under 10
25m swim, (Freestyle)
1.5 minutes survival float.
200m – 6 minutes
50m-50m-50m
Under 11
50m swim, (Freestyle)
2 minute survival float.
200m – 5 minutes
 50m-100m-50m
Under 12
100m swim, (Freestyle)
2 minute survival float.
200m – 5 minutes
50m-100m-50m
Under 13
150m swim, (Freestyle)
3 minute survival float.
200m – 5 minutes
100m-100m-100m
Under 14
200m swim (Freestyle)
3 minute survival float
200m – 5 minutes
100m-100m-100m

 

All U/9 to U/14’s must prove their proficiency before competing in carnivals.

If you have concerns relating to your child’s ability to obtain their Proficiency Qualifications, please contact one of the Committee members or your Age Manager. Some children aren’t able to pass their proficiency until later in the season – this isn’t uncommon. Sometimes it just takes a little more pool practice, some encouragement and confidence building!