All children aged 5 to 12 that wish to participate in Woodside Nippers must complete a Preliminary Evaluation.

Preliminary Evaluations

The Preliminary Evaluations are in place to ensure that participants are fit and able to meet the requirements of the Woodside Nippers Program.

The evaluations consist of a swim/glide and survival float component which may be conducted at the beach or in a pool (see table below for each age group requirement). Your club may utilise third-party sign offs provided they are from a registered Learn to Swim provider. In this situation parents will need to provide evidence of the highest swimming level completed by their child in the form of a certificate.

Your club will advise you of their process regarding preliminary evaluation.

Age Group Preliminary Evaluations
U6 From a standing position in waist deep water, perform a front glide and recover to a secure position.

Perform a back or front float holding a buoyant aid and recover to a secure position.

U7 From a standing position in waist deep water, perform a front glide, kick for 3m and recover to a secure position.

Perform a back or front float for a few seconds and recover to a secure position.

U8 25m swim (any stroke)

1 minute survival float

U9 25m swim (any stroke)

1 minute survival float

U10 25m swim (freestyle)

1.5 minute survival float

U11 50m swim (freestyle)

2 minute survival float

U12 100m swim (freestyle)

2 minute survival float

U13 150m swim (freestyle)

3 minute survival float