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Junior Activities membership is limited to children aged 7 to 13 (Under 8-14), although we also run a program for nippers aged 5 and 6 (Under 6 and 7). The age group is determined as of midnight on the 30th September at the commencement of each season. Therefore if your child is 8 on the 30th Sept 2017, they will be in the U9 age group. If they are 11, they will be in the U12s. Your child needs to be 5 on the 30th September to join, if they are 5 after this date (eg 1st October) they will need to wait until the following season to join.

Prior to joining the surf club, it is compulsory that all children (U6 - U14) be tested at the start of each season before they enter or participate in any Surf Life Saving Australia Junior Activity Program.

Each member needs to complete a pool proficiency. The best way to do this is to attend one of our Sign On Days. If you cannot make one of these dates, you will need to
have an accredited coach sign the swim proficiency form at the bottom of the page (please note a copy of the swim coach's accreditation is essential) along with all membership forms and paperwork (found at the bottom of this page)

Once your child has completed their Pool proficiency they must be able to complete their Run-Swim-Run to participate in any Nipper water activity.

HOW TO JOIN  

You've missed our Sign on Days but you can still join!! 
Download the following paperwork, complete the proficiency swim and 
send all forms to the club at least one week prior to starting. 

1. Membership Form (pdf)

 (one membership form per each child, plus one parent needs to join)

2. Parent Permission & Conduct Form (pdf)

3. Proficiency Pool Swim Form (pdf)

Your child's swim coach can sign them off or call your local pool to check that an accredited coach will be available - note we also require a copy of the coach's accreditation

All forms with payment are required a week prior to starting Sunday nippers.
At least one parent/guardian needs to join. 
Forms can be returned to Tiarne Smith at the club or by :
Posting to BMD Northcliffe Surf Club, PO BOX 980, Surfers Paradise, Qld, 4217
or faxing to 07 5531 7071
or emailing to tsmith@northcliffesurfclub.com.au


Junior Activities Information Guide 2017.18 (pdf) 



POOL PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENTS ARE AS BELOW

AGE POOL PROFICIENCY
  • Under 6..... Kick on wall with face in water / 30 sec survival float
  • Under 7..... Push off wall with face in water / 30 sec survival float
  • Under 8..... 25m freestyle / 1 min survival float
  • Under 9..... 50m freestyle / 1 minute survival float
  • Under 10... 100m freestyle / 1.5 minute survival float
  • Under 11... 100m freestyle / 2 minute survival float
  • Under 12... 200m freestyle / 2 minute survival float
  • Under 13... 300m freestyle / 3 minute survival float
  • Under 14... 400m freestyle in 9 minutes or less to enter carnivals or 200m freestyle in 5 minutes for non competitive members plus 3 minute survival float

  FIRST NIPPER DAY 2017/18

Sunday 17th September 2017, 8.15am

We understand families are busy so 100% attendance is not required.
We encourage as much participation as possible.


BEACH EVALUATION MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS ARE AS BELOW

AGE RUN-SWIM-RUN
This proficiency is be completed at the beach in the ocean and allows children to participate in water events. If they cannot complete the Beach Evaluation they are limited to knee-depth water activities at the discretion of the Age Manager until they can complete.
  • Under 6 & 7... No requirement
  • Under 8.......... 25m run, 25 wade, 25m run
  • Under 9.......... 50m run, 50 swim, 50m run
  • Under 10........ 50m run, 50 swim, 50m run
  • Under 11........ 50m run, 100 swim, 50m run
  • Under 12....... 50m run, 100 swim, 50m run
  • Under 13....... 100m run, 100 swim, 100m run
  • Under 14....... 100m run, 100 swim, 100m run

COMPETITION EVALUATION MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS ARE AS BELOW


This proficiency is be completed in the ocean so nippers are able to compete at carnivals.
  • Under 6 & 7... No requirement
  • Under 8.......... 25m run, 25 wade, 25m run
  • Under 9.......... 150m swim
  • Under 10........ 150m swim
  • Under 11........ 288m swim
  • Under 12........ 288m swim
  • Under 13........ 288m swim
  • Under 14........ 288m swim

COSTS

The following activities are included in the nipper membership costs:

  • Sunday Nipper Days
  • School Holiday Program
  • Carnival entries
  • Compulsory insurance

  • All training sessions
  • Access to club facilities
  • Use of club foam boards
  • Age group awards


MEMBERSHIP PRICING 2017/18

Junior Membership (U6-U8 nippers)                            $50
Junior Membership (U9-U14 nippers)                          $75

Junior Competition Levy (U9-U13 nippers)                  $25
Junior Competition Levy (U14 nippers )                       $50

Junior Activities Associate Membership (parents)        $50




All nippers must wear their age coloured nipper cap ($15) and high visibility rashie (hot pink) -  singlet ($25) or long sleeve rash shirt ($45) and are recommended to purchase the club swimming costume. (Boys $35, girls 1piece $60-70, girls 2piece $40-65 approx)

Did you know you can pay for your membership through the Get Started Grant. Click here for details.

PARENT EXPECTATIONS

We rely heavily on parent involvement for our Junior Program to run:

  • One parent/guardian is required to become a member (Junior Associative)
  • One parent/guardian is required to be at the beach at all times
  • One parent/guardian of U6 & U7 nippers are required to be with the group at all times
  • Help with the running of activities - whether it's packing up the gear, water safety or officialing at carnivals, we need your assistance
  • Abiding by the Members Code of Conduct


Membership Form (pdf)
Parent Permission & Conduct Form (pdf) 
Proficiency Pool Swim Form (pdf) - Remember to get a photocopy of the swim instructor's accreditation

Junior Activities Information Guide 2017.18 (pdf)

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Location:
Cnr Garfield Terrace & Thornton Street,
Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217
Telephone: (07)5539 8091
Facsimile: (07) 5531 7071

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Postal Address:
BMD Northcliffe Surf Life Saving Club
Po Box 980, Surfers Paradise,
Queensland 4217,
Australia

 

 

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