Members may be eligible to contest a relevant U8 to U14 age category after attaining the relevant age as described in Section 2.3.3 (as at 30 September – refer Section 2.3.2) and meet the membership requirements detailed in Sections 2.2.1 and 2.2.2. Members must also complete the relevant age requirements (i.e. Junior Preliminary Skills Evaluation, Junior Competition Evaluation (i.e. open water swim) and Junior Education Award) within required time frames to be eligible to enter into Intra-Club , Non – Championship and Championship competition.
Note 1: For 13 year old (U14) members the relevant Junior Education Award is the Surf Rescue Certificate.
Note 2: U13 age competitors must remain in the U13 age category for individual events and shall not be permitted to compete in any older age division in individual events even if they turn 13 during a season and obtain or are eligible to obtain to SLSA Surf Rescue Certificate. U13 competitors are eligible to compete in designated U14 team events only.
Note 3: U14 age competitors must remain in the U14 age category for individual events and shall not be permitted to compete in any older age division in individual events. U14 competitors are eligible to compete in designated U15 team events.