Nobbys Nippers Program

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Download Nobbys Nippers Handbook

 

Nippers Registrations for the 2021/22 Season are now closed

 

Important 2021/22 Season Information

  1. Current recommendations mean we can start Nippers this year on December 5th. This will not have any restrictions on numbers or vaccinations at the moment.
  2. Please read the Nobbys Nippers Handbook (link above).
  3. All Nippers familes need to download TEAMAPP and search for Nobbys Nippers. Information for Nippers will only be posted on TeamApp. Do not rely on Facebook. 
  4. Active Kids vouchers can be used for Nipper child memberships only. If the season does not happen we cannot refund these as per Government guildelines
  5. If the Nippers season does not run, memberships will be refunded for cash payments only less a $30 administration fee to cover branch and state affiliation fees. Unfortunately we are not able to offer refunds if the Nippers season commences.
  6. The length and requirements of Nippers season may vary due to Covid regulations and major events around Nobbys that have yet to be confirmed. At this stage we do not know. We will communicate information as it is available.
  7. Registrations will be on a first come basis, we may have to pause registrations dependent on numbers. Click here for the membership page to join
  8. Until you are financial for the correct amount you are not a member for the nippers season.

 

Go to the Members page for detailed information on how to join, videos and instructions. If you still have problems after reading all the information contact membership@nobbysnsw.com.au

 

Nobbys SLSC Nippers caters for children from U6 to U13 with small groups of children.

Nippers currently starts at 8:45am Sundays and goes to 11:00am with children learning a range of surf awareness and surf skills. This may vary this season.

 

31st October - Nippers Swim Proficiency. Venue is Newcastle Baths. Please checkin via gate at Nobbys end of Baths. More details posted on teamapp. 

u11-13          8:30am     

u10               9:00am    

u9                 9:30am    

u8                10:00am

Only double vaxxed volunteers allowed by pool for proficiency. Parents cannot congregate by the proficiency zone due to covid regulations.

If you cannot attend, please organise proficiency at a local swim school. Form can be found under proficiency section.

 

1st Nippers Start Date             December 5th                In line with Health Advice on 6/10/2021

Nipper age groups for the 2021/22 season are determined as follows:

 

Age Group

Birthday Between these Dates

Under 6

1st October 2015 –
30th September 2016

Under 7

1st October 2014 –
30th September 2015

Under 8

1st October 2013-
30th September 2012

Under 9

1st October 2012 –
30th September 2013

Under 10

1st October 2011 –
30th September 2012

Under 11

1st October 2010-
30th September 2011

Under 12

1st October 2009 –
30th September 2010

Under 13

1st October 2008 –
30th September 2009

Under 14

1st October 2007 –
30th September 2008

 

Note:

  • If born on or after the 1st October 2016, Nipper will need to join the following season
  • Nippers cannot change their allocated age groups to be with friends

Nippers all need to have a minimum swim proficiency level to fully participate in Nippers each Sunday.

 

Minimum Pool Proficiency Requirements

There is no time limit on the Pool Swim for those NOT intending to compete at carnivals.

Age Group

Pool Swim (Freestyle)

Survival Float

U 8

25 m

1 minute

U 9

100 m

1 minute

U 10

150 m

1.5 minute

U 11

150 m

2 minute

U 12

200 m

2 minute

U 13

200 m

3 minute

 

Carnival Proficiency Requirements

Age Group

Pool Swim (Freestyle)

Time Limit

U 9

200 m

6 minutes

U 10

200 m

6 minutes

U 11

200 m

5 minutes

U 12

200 m

5 minutes

U 13

200 m

5 minutes

 

Note:

  • Under 6 and Under 7s do not have any proficency requirements. Floats will be carried out during Nippers
  • If you cannot make a proficiency day you can complete proficiency at a local swim school, please download a form here.

 

Nippers can compete in carnivals against other local clubs several times a year. Children doing carnivals have extra proficiency requirements which include a timed pool swim and a run-swim-run at the beach. They also have the opportunity to work on their skills at carnival training before Nippers on Sundays.

 

Carnival Proficiency Requirements

Age Group

Pool Swim (Freestyle)

Time Limit

U 9

200 m

6 minutes

U 10

200 m

6 minutes

U 11

200 m

5 minutes

U 12

200 m

5 minutes

U 13

200 m

5 minutes

 

Note:

  • Under 8 do not have a carnival swim proficiency requirement

 

Detals of the 2021/2022 Nippers Carnival calendar can be found on the Hunter Branch website here.

Like all sporting clubs we rely on volunteers to help everything run smoothly.

Opportunties to help include:

  • Age Managers - We need one female and one male age manager for each year group. We encourage as many people to be involved to allow rotation of supervisors. 
  • BBQ Duty
  • Beach Setup
  • Admin and Social Media
  • Covid Helpers

We ask that our Nippers volunteers join Nobbys as members, have a valid WWC check and complete some easy training offered by the club.

Contact Information

Junior Activities Co-ordinator (JAC) is Peter Hayes 0410 221 980 or nippers@nobbysnsw.com.au

Junior Carnival Co-ordinator is Brad Thomas 0409 514 936 or surfsports@nobbysnsw.com.au.