Nipper Calendar 2016 – 2017

Nippers Calendar 2016-2017

Age Groups

Age groups remain a minimum age of 7 years (U/8) up to a maximum age of 13 years (U/14) on a seasonal basis, with age group for the season being determined as at midnight on 30 September at the commencement of that season. Listed below are the age groups members will be in for the 2016/17 season if they are born between the following dates

Note: Proof of age/birth certificate must be sighted for all new children joining a Surf Life Saving Club

  • 1st October 2002 to 30th September 2003 – U/14
  • 1st October 2003 to 30th September 2004 – U/13
  • 1st October 2004 to 30th September 2005 – U/12
  • 1st October 2005 to 30th September 2006 – U/11
  • 1st October 2006 to 30th September 2007 – U/10
  • 1st October 2007 to 30th September 2008 – U/9
  • 1st October 2008 to 30th September 2009 – U/8

Information below is under review and could be out of date

The season calendar is typically split up between Coaching days, Team Days, Club Championships / Pointscore (four) and Branch Inter-Club Carnivals, Branch Championships, Country and State Carnivals.

Sunday morning activities commence at 8.45am with an assembly & information session. Beach activities start promptly at 9:00am followed by water events.

You can expect that Sunday morning Nippers and carnivals are generally held in all weather conditions. Surf activities will be curtailed if the surf is too rough. Whilst the water is still cool, during club activities, wetsuits can be worn for water events. During competition at carnivals wetsuits CANNOT be worn.

Opportunity is also taken at these times to carry out the required Surf Education program of learning.

If the club is attending an ‘away’ carnival, Mollymook Sunday morning junior activities are generally not held. Check the Club Calendar for confirmation.

Families are kept up to date on upcoming activities at the Sunday morning assemblies, website and newsletters

Please don’t be afraid to ask anyone on the committee if you are in doubt at all about the scheduled program of events.

 

A Brekky on the Beach registration day will be held on Sunday 11th October from 9am to 11pm.  There are only online registrations (no paper) and this can be done prior to Brekky on the Beach.  Instructions are listed on this website of how to join or renew.

Preliminary Proficiency swims for Nippers will be held on Saturday 17th October at the Ulladulla Leisure Centre. All Nippers MUST be financial to participate in the swim.  This swim must be done prior to children participating in the Sunday events.  Times will be advised in The Times on Wednesday and website.

On Sunday 18th October, the club will be participating in a SURF CLUB OPEN DAY, where newcomers can come and check out what happens at our club prior to joining if they want.  Details will be advertised in the local newspaper as well as our Facebook page and website.

 

Note all U8 to U14 members need to complete a have a completed swim. Details are following:

To join Mollymook SLSC you need to

  1. Registrations are made via www.portal.sls.com.au   Instructions are on our home page for new members and renewing members.  It is a requirement of Mollymook SLSC for at least one parent per family to accompany their child during the nipper sessions, if you are not already an active member then you will be recommended to join as a nipper parent (General Membership) ensuring you are covered by insurance. We offer attractive rates for family membership and encourage families to become part of our great club.
  2. New members will be required to produce date of birth verification.

Pay the membership fees during online registration. Direct Deposit also available.

Fees are

Individual Nipper – $30.00

Family Membership – $65.00 plus affiliation fee of $12-00

Plus $12 affiliation for each nipper (eg 2 Adults plus 2 Nippers is $89.00)

Registration fees entitle children to full competitive and training use of age appropriate club equipment including paddle boards and use of the club house and its facilities (which includes toilets, change room and showers.)

The club has a good store of equipment, including foam and fibre glass boards. Each age group is able to have access to this equipment, and it will be available at regular club training and inter club competition.

Uniforms

  • Coloured age group caps are to be worn for all home beach activities. These caps are supplied by the club. Club caps (black with white stripes) are different to our coloured age caps and need to be worn when competing at a carnival. Club caps can also be purchased from our Regalia shop.
  • Club swimwear is also available at the Regalia shop. Children are required to wear club costumes in interclub team event competition. Prices are very competitive. For the safety of all competitors no jewellery is permitted to be worn in any surf club competition or training.
  • For all junior activities it is a requirement for all aquatic (water) activities that nippers be clearly identified with an endorsed high visibility garment as a means of easy identification above the water surface. Our club has hi-vis singlets available at the Regalia shop
  • The Regalia shop also has supplies of club long sleeve t-shirts, sloppy joes, sunproof jackets. To see our items available visit the regalia shop.

Although uniforms are available throughout the season, most families purchase their needs at the beginning of each year. To keep costs down, we make every effort to purchase quality goods at the most competitive prices available. Dated (but unused) stock is sometimes available at cheaper prices so it’s worth checking before making your purchase.

We thank you in advance for helping to finalise registrations before our first Nippers day on 19th October. This will ensure your child is not excluded from activities, pending processing, and we can all get on with enjoying the beach from day one.

CONTACT:  Paul Burton 0424866782                   Amanda Greenhalgh (Secretary) 0415609661

CLUB EMAIL: admin@mollymooksurf.com.au

ONLINE RENEWALS: www.portal.sls.com.au

Mollymook Surf Club – Nippers Calandar

Junior Membership

Age groups remain a minimum age of 7 years (Under 8) up to a maximum age of 13 years (Under 14) on a seasonal basis.

The age group for the season is determined as at midnight on 30th September at the commencement of that season (34th Edition, Surf Sports Manual).

Note: Proof of age/birth certificate must be sighted for all new children joining a surf club, please provide us with this information.

Evaluation & Education Guidelines

Age

Preliminary Evaluation

Competition Evaluation

Awards

Junior Membership ~ date range for group.


Under 8

25 metre swim (any stroke)

1 minute survival float

NIL: No water competition, except for wade which takes place in waist deep water.

Surf Aware 1

1st October 2007 to 30th September 2008


Under 9

25 metre swim (any stroke)

1 minute survival float

Minimum 150m open water swim (competition course as per competition manual).

Surf Aware 2

1st October 2006 to 30th September 2007


Under 10

25 metre swim (freestyle)

1-1/2 minute survival float

Minimum 150m open water swim (competition course as per competition manual).

Surf Safe 1

1st October 2005 to 30th September 2006


Under 11

50 metre swim (freestyle)

2 minute survival float

Minimum 288m open water swim (competition course as per competition manual).

Surf Safe 2

1st October 2004 to 30th September 2005


Under 12

100 metre swim (freestyle)

2 minute survival float

Minimum 288m open water swim (competition course as per competition manual).

Surf Smart 1

1st October 2003 to 30th September 2004


Under 13

150 metre swim (freestyle)

3 minute survival float

Minimum 288m open water swim (competition course as per competition manual).

Surf Smart 2

1st October 2002 to 30th September 2003


Under 14

200 metre swim (freestyle, under 5 minutes)

3 minute survival float

Minimum 288m open water swim (competition course as per competition manual).

Surf Rescue Certificate

1st October 2001 to 30th September 2002

Note: SLS Assessor ( SRC / BRONZE ) required for this award.