The first week of the new term is SUNDAY 4 th February. This autumn term runs for the months of February,
March, April and May. Please see the timetable and relevant costs below. Payment by cash or cheque please:
payable to Hayle SLSC. Payments by instalment are available – please speak to person on the register desk
or a Nipper coach. Fees are not required for sessions that have been cancelled by the club.
All sessions are on a Saturday, unless otherwise stated. Saturday sessions have moved to 4.30pm-5.15pm
and 5.15-6pm in the big pool and 4.30-5pm, 5-5.30pm and 5.30-6pm in the small pool. Sunday sessions are
earlier: 3-3.45pm and 3.45-4.30pm in the big pool and 3-3.30pm, 3.30-4pm and 4-4.30pm in the small pool.
We prefer members to pay fees termly, to enable the club to manage its income and thereby keep fees very
low. The fees are equivalent to £1.50 per week for nippers and £1 for sandhoppers whilst at the beach and
£1.50 at the pool for all, which is half price compared with weekly payments.
Month Dates Comments Fee Req’d
February 4 th* , 18 th *, 25 th * No sessions on 10 th or 11 th , as the pool is not
18 th and 25 th are Sunday sessions
Cornwall Region Nipper Stillwater competition is on
10 th (8-10 year olds) and 17 th (11 – 13 year olds) at
Penzance – entry forms on the front desk
March 3 rd , 10 th , 18 th* 18 th is a Sunday
No sessions on 24 th March, due to Nipper pool
nationals at Cardiff
No sessions 31 st March, due to Easter weekend
April 7 th , 14 th , 21 st , 28 th £6.00
May 6 th , 13 th , 20 th , 27 th £6.00 for nippers
£4.00 for sandhoppers
TOTAL TERMLY FEE for Nippers £21.00 TOTAL TERMLY FEE for Sandhoppers £19.00
As you may know, we have experienced a large influx of children over the last couple of years. In order to
ensure a good experience for all current members, we stopped taking new nippers and sandhoppers at the
end of August 2017. This is not something we have taken lightly, but we do not want to compromise the
experience of existing and loyal members. Within a week of starting a waiting list, there were nine names on it!
The waiting list will operate as it has in the past: any child missing three or more consecutive weeks of trainig
will lose their space. Club and SLSGB membership will remain open, allowing the child to be put back on the
waiting list, if they wish.
The three-week rule will came into effect on 1 st October 2017.
We are aware that some children only participate in the pool sessions, and not the beach ones. Until now, this
has been fine, but when we have a large list of children who would like to join the club and participate all year
round, it is unfair that spaces are taken up by those only wishing to train in the pool. For this reason, the three-
week rule will be used throughout the summer next year also.
All children already attending sessions have a secure place: if you are new, please ensure membership is paid
as soon as possible.
If your child has extenuating circumstances that will cause them to be absent for more than three weeks,
please discuss this with a nipper officer at the earliest opportunity.
Our children are a sporty bunch and often have other clubs on as well, which is great. Unfortunately, we
cannot save a child’s training space because they choose to attend other sports clubs instead. That said, our
pool sessions only start when the rugby/football season kicks off in earnest. So, nipper/sandhopper training
moves to a Saturday evening, just as matches start on a Sunday.
If you have any questions or extenuating circumstances, regarding this policy, please speak to Traci or
another Nipper Officer.