Nippers Competition

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POINT SCORE

Point Scores are held throughout the season during Sunday morning Nippers for Under 8 through to Under 14. Roll call is at 9.45 am. Events to be contested will be sprint, flags, swim, board, and iron person. Participation in the swim and board events is encouraged. The swim event must be completed to be eligible for the board event. Points are awarded for events and progressive total is kept in the Under 8 to Under 14 age groups. Points awarded are –

1st place – 4 points
2nd place – 3 points
3rd place – 2 points
Participation – 1 point

There is no official point score for the Little Nippers, even though place-getters’ names will be recorded.

To qualify for any awards on presentation day each child must attend 50% of Sunday morning Nippers and have completed their Preliminary Evaluation and Surf Education.

If it is raining, please don’t think not to attend. Surf Education can be taught on days like this.

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CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS

During the season Club Championships are held over two Sundays. The events are the same as normal Point Score and the same points are awarded to determine the overall winners.

Under 8 Champion Under 8
Junior Champion – Under 9 – Under 10
Senior Champion – Under 11 – Under 13
Under 14 Champion Under 14

At times this may not seem fair for the younger members, but everyone will have their chance to win. The Little Nippers will compete as normal with no points allocated.

To qualify to participate in Club Championships each child must attend 50% of Sunday morning Nippers and have completed their Preliminary Evaluation and Surf Education.

Club caps must be worn to be eligible for Club Championships

SURF CARNIVALS

All junior members from Under 8 – Under 14 age groups are invited to compete in surf carnivals. Competing in these carnivals can be very rewarding as children not only compete in individual events, but also in team events eg. beach relays, surf teams and march past teams. High participation is desirable to allow team events to compete for different age groups, both on the beach and in the water.

Surf carnivals usually start at 8.30 am with arrival time around 7.30 am. They generally conclude at lunch time. Corrimal “Sandpipers” must compete in the club caps and black/white swimwear. Team events are expected to wear similar swimwear. Disqualification will occur if your club cap is not tied correctly when crossing the finishing line. Caps are to be removed if you intend to participate in activities outside of carnival events. Remember, help will be required in erecting/dismantling tents and handling/transporting gear.

Competition

From Nipper to elite Ironman and Ironwoman, all our members have the opportunity to participate in local, regional, state, national and international surf sports competitions. Unlike other sports, the purpose of our competitions is to improve lifesaving skills to keep our beaches safe.

There are many disciplines to cater for everyone’s interest. From swimming events to board or ski paddling as well as events that don’t even require you to get your toes wet such as beach sprints and beach flags events. Off the beach, surf lifesavers are also required to refine their swimming skills in the pool and participate in pool rescue competitions.

Honouring the Surf Life Saving tradition is the march past and Rescue and Resuscitation (R&R) events, that have links all the way back to the start of Surf Life Saving.

Refining lifesaving skills is an important part of Surf Life Saving sport and as such competitions such as Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) racing and Lifesaving Competition are specifically designed to hone a surf lifesaver’s knowledge and skills that they would use in an everyday patrol situation.

When people think of sport competition on Aussie beaches, one competition springs to mind, and that is the spectacular surf boat competition – a team event like no other in this country.

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