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Competition Skills Evaluation

(Surf/Open Water Swim)

These are mandatory skills required by any nipper intending to compete at Junior Carnivals

Age Group

Distance

Max Time

Under 8

Not Required: Wade only

Under 9

150m open water continuous freestyle
within 12 minutes

Under 10

150m open water continuous freestyle
within 11 minutes

Under 11

288m open water continuous freestyle
within 12 minutes

Under 12

288m open water continuous freestyle
within 10 minutes

Under 13

288m open water continuous freestyle
within 9 minutes

Under 14

288m open water continuous freestyle
within 9 minutes

Continuous freestyle is deemed to be a continuous visible over arm swimming action with a scissor kick and face in water (with the exception of swimming when looking for buoys or landmarks. Stopping, breast stroke or side stroke are not permitted.

All junior members wishing to compete at the Victorian Junior Championships must have completed the relevant Surf Education Award appropriate to their age group prior to close of entries. Your Age group managers will see this is acheived

U9 – U11 may compete in beach events (excluding wade) without this competency, but Competition Skills Evaluation is mandatory for U12 – U14 to compete in ANY event.