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Registration & Swim Competency - Fremantle SLSC

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 fmslsc@fremantlesurfclub.com.au

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

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 Group

Proficiency (Pool and Beach)


Under 6Not Applicable

Under 7Not Applicable

Please click here ~ Pool Proficiency Requirements : Under 8, Under 9, Under 10, Under 11, Under 12, Under 13  

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 8

Minimum 100m open water swim in less than 6 minutes

Under 9

Minimum 100m open water swim in less than 6 minutes

Under 10

Minimum 150m 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.