Proficiency


For safety and development reasons, all under 6 – under 14 junior activity participants must complete a proficiency evaluation prior to being able to participate in any water activity on beach days, training days, or at carnivals.

In order to participate in an evaluation children MUST have a completed registration, including payment of fees.

2017/18 the proficiency evaluation for:

  • U6-U7 – to be advised.
  • U8 will only do an untimed pool swim and survival float.
  • U9-U14 consists of two parts:
    • Part 1 – Pool Swim – this can be completed in one of two ways –
      • It may be signed off by a nationally registered swim coach. Have this form signed and email it to Julie Steffner, Junior Registrar at nipperrego@gmail.com .
      • Attend one of the club proficiency days
    • Part 2 – Ocean Swim
    • NOTE: Both parts must be completed to be deemed proficient. Mandatory proficiency requirements for all ages are detailed in the table below.
    • NOTE: Children will NOT be able to attempt the ocean swim without attending a pool assessment or submitting form with coach sign off PRIOR.

If intending to participate in carnivals the proficiency evaluation must be completed prior to their first carnival (even if only planning to do sand events).           

Redhead JAC will conduct 3 proficiency evaluation days.  No additional evaluations will be held.

Proficiency evaluations for the 2017/18 season are:

  • Saturday 16/09/17
    • U8-U10 – 8am Charlestown Pool followed by Blacksmiths Beach
    • U11-U14 – 8:30am Charlestown Pool followed by Blacksmiths Beach
  • Saturday 21/10/17
    • U8-U14 – 2pm Charlestown Pool followed by Blacksmiths Beach
  • Third proficiency to be confirmed

You only have to attend ONE of the above days.

Reminders:

  • Proficiency is a requirement for ALL nippers
  • Nippers MUST have a completed registration prior (including payment of fees).
  • ALL nippers MUST wear a hi-vis pink singlet at the beach. Nippers without a hi-vis pink singlet will NOT be permitted to enter the water.
  • U9-U14 nippers must satisfactorily complete the pool swim prior to attempting the beach swim.
  Pool Evaluation Ocean Evaluation
Under 6 From a standing position in waist deep water perform a front glide and recover to a secure position.Perform a back or front float holding a buoyant aid and recover to a secure position. NIL
Under 7 From a standing position in waist deep water perform a front glide, kick for 3m and recover to a secure position.Perform a back or front float for a few seconds and recover to a secure position. NIL
Under 8 25 m Pool swim (untimed) + 1 min Survival Float Nil – no water competition, except for wade which takes place in waist deep water
Under 9 200m Pool Swim – Untimed, any stroke Min. 150m surf swim (competition course as per competition manual)
Under 10 200m Pool Swim – Untimed, any stroke Min. 150m surf swim (competition course as per competition manual)
Under 11 200m Pool Swim under 6 min Min. 288m surf swim (competition course as per competition manual)
Under 12 200m Pool Swim under 5 min Min. 288m surf swim (competition course as per competition manual)
Under 13 200m Pool Swim under 5 min Min. 288m surf swim (competition course as per competition manual)
Under 14 200m Pool Swim under 5 min Min. 288m surf swim (competition course as per competition manual)

 * Surf swim is to be completed to an acceptable standard under the supervision of accredited Hunter Branch assessors.