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Juniors Proficiency Information 2021-22

All nippers (U6-U14) are required to complete a proficiency, for the individual requirements of each age group please see the following link:

2020-21 Caves Beach SLSC Proficiency Requirements

In order to attend a proficiency nippers MUST be registered with the club for the 2021-22 season.

This year our U6 and U7 nippers will complete their proficiency during Sunday Nippers down at the beach in the first and second week of nippers. They are not required to come to the pool or ocean component.

U8 to U14 are required to complete the SLSA Preliminary Evaluation to be able to attend Sunday nippers.  

Proficiency dates for the 2021-22 season will be advised ASAP

In preparation for the new season, preliminary evaluations for our nippers will be held on the following dates at Swansea Swim Centre: TBA

All nippers are required to complete an evaluation if they wish to participate in our nippers program.

Due to COVID-19, evaluations will take place at the following times:

  • Under 8’s – 2pm
  • Under 9’s – 2:30pm
  • Under 10’s and Under 11’s – 3:10pm
  • Under 12’s, Under 13’s and Under 14’s* – 3:40pm

We ask that you please turn up at the correct time. Children will only be able to complete their evaluation at the allocated time for their age group.

*Under 14’s who have their SRC aren’t required to attend this proficiency evaluation. They will participate in the senior proficiencies. Under 13’s or 14’s undertaking their SRC are welcome to do their timed swim on one of these days. Under 6’s and 7’s are not required to attend preliminary evaluations.

For nippers wishing to attend carnivals or board training, there is also a competition evaluation that they will need to complete.

On the day:
In the current COVID-19 climate, to ensure that we adhere to the Council’s Covid plan and the government guidelines, things will look a little different when you arrive at the pool this year.
We are asking that you walk your nipper to the pool entrance and pay their entry fee.
We will meet you there, mark your child off and take them to complete their evaluation. Unfortunately, you will not be permitted to enter the pool area this year and will be asked to return to your car or wait outside the building.
Once your child has completed their evaluation, they will be escorted out of the pool and to the grassed area out the front, for your collection.
Please be assured that your children will be fully supervised and looked after whilst at their preliminary evaluation.