Registration & Swim Competency

Registration

Registration for nippers at FMSLSC occurs each September.  Please be aware that the nipper program is not a learn-to-swim school.

For any registration enquiries contact FMSLSC administration:
Phone 08 9335 4359 or Email [email protected]

Swim Competency

For safety and development reasons, junior activity participants (U8 to U13) shall complete a “proficiency evaluation” at the start of the season. There is ALSO a proficiency evaluation that is required to be completed for ALL junior and senior competitors (U10 to U13) at SLSWA carnivals.

This is different and separate to the club proficiency swim at the start of the season.

Season Start Preliminary Proficiency Swim

Water proficiencies are a very important part of Fremantle Surf Life Saving Club’s initial assessments for safety as well as competence.  All junior members (nippers) in Under 8 to Under 13 wishing to enter the water during nipper activities MUST have a basic level of swim competency and hence complete the required swim proficiency at the start of each season, as outlined below. Any child not able to complete the proficiency will not be able to take part in the season nipper program and their membership will be refunded.

Preliminary Swim Proficiency Requirements

Age GroupProficiency (Pool)Proficiency (Beach if not achieved at pool)
Under 6Not ApplicableNot Applicable
Under 7Not ApplicableNot Applicable
Under 825m swim (any stroke) 1 minute survival float25m swim (any stroke) 1 minute survival float
Under 950m swim (freestyle) 1 minute survival float25m swim (any stroke) 1 minute survival float
Under 10100m swim (freestyle) 2 minute survival float25m swim (freestyle) 1-1/2 minute survival float
Under 11100m swim (freestyle) 2 minute survival float50m swim (freestyle) 2 minute survival float
Under 12200m swim (freestyle) 2 minute survival float100m swim (freestyle) 2 minute survival float
Under 13200m swim (freestyle) 3 minute survival float150m swim (freestyle) 3 minute survival float

It is a SLSA requirement that all nippers in the Under 8’s age group and above complete a proficiency swim at the start of each season.

Competition Proficiency Swim

Further to the season start proficiency swim, anyone from Under 10 to Under 13 wishing to compete in ANY SLSWA carnival event/s or attend board and/or swim training, must successfully complete the competition evaluation as outlined below (this includes just beach events at carnivals):

Competition Swim Proficiency Requirements

Age GroupProficiency (Beach only)
Under 6Not Applicable
Under 7Not Applicable
Under 8Not Applicable
Under 9Not Applicable
Under 10Minimum 288m open water swim in less than 9 minutes.
Under 11Minimum 288m open water swim in less than 9 minutes.
Under 12Minimum 288m open water swim in less than 9 minutes.
Under 13Minimum 288m open water swim in less than 9 minutes.
Age GroupProficiency (Pool)Proficiency (Beach if not achieved at pool)
Under 6Not ApplicableNot Applicable
Under 7Not ApplicableNot Applicable
Under 825m swim (any stroke) 1 minute survival float25m swim (any stroke) 1 minute survival float
Under 950m swim (freestyle) 1 minute survival float25m swim (any stroke) 1 minute survival float
Under 10100m swim (freestyle) 2 minute survival float25m swim (freestyle) 1-1/2 minute survival float
Under 11100m swim (freestyle) 2 minute survival float50m swim (freestyle) 2 minute survival float
Under 12200m swim (freestyle) 2 minute survival float100m swim (freestyle) 2 minute survival float
Under 13200m swim (freestyle) 3 minute survival float150m swim (freestyle) 3 minute survival float