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Proficiency Swims

Coogee Minnows is not a swim school. Instead it develops surf skills and confidence in children around an aquatic environment.

2018-19 Season Proficiency

All Minnows from U6 through to U14 have compulsory proficiency swims, ranging from a 10m glide to 300m freestyle.

The ONLY proficiency opportunities for the 2018/19 season are:

Proficiency Swim Dates:

  • U8-U14: Sunday September 9th and Sunday September 16th, 2018: 2:00pm through 4:00pm.
  • U6-U7: Saturday September 22nd September, 2018: 2:00pm through 4:00pm.

 

Proficiency Swim Location:

  • U8-U14: UNSW Sport and Recreation Centre, High St. Kensington.
  • U6-U7: Des Renford Aquatic Centre, Jersey Road & Robey Street, Maroubra.

 

In order to participate in ALL activities on the beach, individuals must achieve a minimum proficiency level.

This minimum requirement is established by Surf Lifesaving Australia, however Coogee Minnows establishes its own minimum proficienciy which is above and beyond those set by SLSA. This basic requirements at Coogee is known as a Preliminary Evaluation. This is the proficiency evaluation that will take place on registration days.

At the proficiency days, juniors will be encouraged to undergo preliminary evaluation to participate in ANY activity on the beach. Each boy and girl will be timed and nippers that want to compete will have to complete the Competition Evaluation in first few weeks on the beach. This is a change from previous seasons where competition evaluations could be done in the pool

Coogee Minnows Age Groups

Age GroupDate of BirthPreliminary Evaluation
Minimum Standard
Competition EvaluationSurf Education Award
Under 6s1st Oct 2012 – 30th Sept 201310m glide & 1 min survival floatN/ASurf Play 1
Under 7s1st Oct 2011 – 30th Sept 201210m glide & 1 min survival floatN/ASurf Play 2
Under 8s1st Oct 2010 – 30th Sept 201125m swim (any stroke) & 1 min survival floatN/ASurf Aware 1
Under 9s1st Oct 2009 – 30th Sept 2010150m swim (freestyle) within 6 mins & 1 min survival float150m ocean swim within 10 minsSurf Aware 2
Under 10s1st Oct 2008 – 30th Sept 2009200m swim (freestyle) within 6 mins & 1½ min survival float150m ocean swim within 10 minsSurf Safe 1
Under 11s1st Oct 2007 – 30th Sept 2008200m swim (freestyle) within 6 mins & 2 min survival float300m ocean swim within 10 minsSurf Safe 2
Under 12s1st Oct 2006 – 30th Sept 2007200m swim (freestyle) within 5 mins & 2 min survival float300m ocean swim within 9 minsSurf Smart 1
Under 13s1st Oct 2005 – 30th Sept 2006200m swim (freestyle) within 5 mins & 3 min survival float300m ocean swim within 9 minsSurf Smart 2
Under 14s1st Oct 2004 – 30th Sept 2005200m swim (freestyle) within 5 mins & 3 min survival float300m ocean swim within 8 minsSurf Rescue Certificate
Coogee Minnows Age Groups, Proficiencies & Awards