It is vitally important for TBSLSC to ensure their enrolled Nippers are proficient in the surf, to ensure they are:
SURF COMPETENT, SURF CONFIDENT, SURF SAFE
Each year your child/Children must successfully complete their Age Groups Proficiency Level, as outlined below, to allow them to be a Nipper.
* Age group determined by age of Nipper at 30th September
** Every junior member is required to participate in this evaluation, conducted by the club, prior to any junior water activity training or competition being undertaken.
Any child that does not meet the required evaluation level will require a higher level of supervision when involved in water-based activities at the discretion of the club.
*** The open water competition evaluation must also be achieved before any members are eligible to compete. Every junior member must achieve the relevant Surf Education Award appropriate to the age group to compete in championships.
**** Every junior member should achieve the relevant Surf Education Award appropriate to their age group.
Recognised (Swim) Stroke Definition: Recognised swimming/survival strokes (i.e. front crawl, breast stroke, back stroke, side stroke, survival back scull, butterfly) may be demonstrated using one or more combination of strokes. Both the preliminary and competition evaluations should be undertaken in a continuous fashion.