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 Group||Date of Birth||Preliminary Evaluation|
|Competition Evaluation||Surf Education Award|
|Under 6s||1st Oct 2012 – 30th Sept 2013||10m glide & 1 min survival float||N/A||Surf Play 1|
|Under 7s||1st Oct 2011 – 30th Sept 2012||10m glide & 1 min survival float||N/A||Surf Play 2|
|Under 8s||1st Oct 2010 – 30th Sept 2011||25m swim (any stroke) & 1 min survival float||N/A||Surf Aware 1|
|Under 9s||1st Oct 2009 – 30th Sept 2010||150m swim (freestyle) within 6 mins & 1 min survival float||150m ocean swim within 10 mins||Surf Aware 2|
|Under 10s||1st Oct 2008 – 30th Sept 2009||200m swim (freestyle) within 6 mins & 1½ min survival float||150m ocean swim within 10 mins||Surf Safe 1|
|Under 11s||1st Oct 2007 – 30th Sept 2008||200m swim (freestyle) within 6 mins & 2 min survival float||300m ocean swim within 10 mins||Surf Safe 2|
|Under 12s||1st Oct 2006 – 30th Sept 2007||200m swim (freestyle) within 5 mins & 2 min survival float||300m ocean swim within 9 mins||Surf Smart 1|
|Under 13s||1st Oct 2005 – 30th Sept 2006||200m swim (freestyle) within 5 mins & 3 min survival float||300m ocean swim within 9 mins||Surf Smart 2|
|Under 14s||1st Oct 2004 – 30th Sept 2005||200m swim (freestyle) within 5 mins & 3 min survival float||300m ocean swim within 8 mins||Surf Rescue Certificate|