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Proficiency Requirements

SLSA Skills Assessment/Proficiency

Every child is required to participate in the ‘Preliminary Skills Evaluation’, conducted by the Club, prior to any junior water activity training or competition being undertaken.

The ‘Competition Skills Evaluation’ must be achieved before children are eligible to compete at carnivals.  This is a minimum standard water proficiency requirement.

 

Age Preliminary Skills Evaluation Competition Skills Evaluation
U6 Nil(shallow water activities only) Ni
U7 Nil(shallow water activities only) Ni
U8 25m swim (any stroke)1 min survival float Nil.(no water competition, except for wade which takes place in waist deep water)
U9 200m swim (freestyle)in under 6 minutes and 1 min survival float Minimum 150m open water swim (competition course as per competition manual)
U10 200m swim(freestyle)in under 6 minutes and 1.5 min survival float Minimum 150m open water swim (competition course as per competition manual)
U11 200m swim(freestyle)in under 5 minutes (freestyle)2 min survival float Minimum 200m open water swim (competition course as per competition manual)
U12 200m swim(freestyle)in under 5 minutes (freestyle)2 min survival float Minimum 200m open water swim (competition course as per competition manual)
U13 200m swim(freestyle)in under 5 minutes (freestyle)3 min survival float Minimum 200m open water swim (competition course as per competition manual)
U14 200m swim(freestyle)in under 5 minutes (freestyle)
3 min survival float
Minimum 200m open water swim (competition course as per competition manual)

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