Proficiency Requirements

Many of the activities that children participate in as part of nippers are conducted in open water. Surf Life Saving Australia has a minimum standard for junior skills evaluation (proficiency) and education for all children taking part in nippers.

Under 8s to Under 14s must complete their Pool and Ocean Swim Proficiency requirements

AgePool ProficiencyOcean Proficiency
U6 & U7NilNil
U825m swim (any stroke)
1 min survival float
U9 & U10200m swim (freestyle)
1 min survival float
150m swim
U11 – U14200m swim (freestyle)
2 min survival float
288m swim