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Nippers 2020 Proficiency 11th October from 8am

Sign-On and Proficiency Day on Sunday 11 October 2020

Each season, all Nippers, rookies and experienced members alike, are required to do a Water Proficiency to start the season.  This proficiency is a mandated requirement of Surf Lifesaving NSW and ensures all Age Managers and Water Safety Officers are aware of a child’s abilities in the water and what type of assistance they might require.  Due to COVID safety measures and the current conditions at Main Beach Byron Bay, proficiencies will be staggered by age group throughout the morning.  Please ensure that your Nippers are at the main entrance to the Byron Bay Surf Club Hall (facing onto the intersection of Bay and Fletcher Streets) at the following times;

U12s, U13s and U14s 8.00am

U11s                                 8.30am

U10s                                 8.45am

U9s                                   9.00am

U8s                                   9.30am

U7s                                   10.00am

When you arrive, parents/carers are to stay with their Nipper to finalise their registration and meet your Age Manager.  Nippers new to BBSLSC will be provided with a branded fluro pink rashie and a skull cap which must be worn each Nippers Day.  Replacement rashies and caps are $20 each.  Nippers will then move to the beach with their Age Manager to complete their proficiency and officially start their season – yay!

Parents/Carers will need to be on the beach with their Nipper/s for supervision however only qualified Age Managers, Age Assistants and Water Safety Officers are permitted to work directly with the children on the beach.  Age Managers will mark out safe distances on the beach for parents/carers to supervise from.  Supervising parents and carers are to maintain a COVID safe distance of 1.5meters from people not in their household.

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