Junior Activities Evaluation

SLSWA requires nipper participates to demonstrate proficiency within 2 weeks of commencement with club activities.  This is intended to show a base level of competency before they are permitted to enter the ocean. Nippers from Under 8 and above, are required to meet a minimum level, as follows:

Preliminary Evaluations Table

*Under 9 participants are now eligible to participate in SunSmart Junior Carnivals in Under 10 team events only (forming 50% of the team). This includes the SunSmart Junior State Championships to be held in March 2018.

*Under 10 participants are now eligible to compete at all SunSmart Junior Carnivals in Under 10 individual and team events as well as U11 team events only (forming 50% of the team). This includes the SunSmart Junior State Championships to be held in March 2018.

*Under 13 participants are eligible to compete at all SunSmart Junior Carnivals in Under 13 individual and team events. An Under 13 member that turns 13 years of age and obtains the SRC is also able to compete in Under 14 individual events (not Under 15 individual events) as well as the Under 14 and Under 15 team events.

* State Carnival competitors will need to have completed a timed swim to be eligible.  (This does not include club or local area carnivals). The open water swim will approximate a competition swim course.