Training and Assessment update

Semaphore Surf Life Saving Club was excited to be able to open its doors to the first Bulk Bronze Assessment on Saturday 20 October 2018. 18 young people stepped from SRC to Bronze Medallion Holder from 3 separate clubs.  The majority completed their Logbook by 5pm on the day. Congratulations to all and welcome to being a Bronze Medallion Holder at Semaphore Emily, Taya, Cameron, Jasmin, Brigid, Mykenzie, Emma, Charlize.  We look forward to having you continue to patrol our beaches. Good luck to our 3 SRC’s undertaking their assessment on 28 October 2018.
Those interested in gaining any qualifications this year please email Jennie on instuctor@semaphoreslsc.com.au please note Bronze and SRC training is taking place most weekends and we can organise to link you in.

IRB Course due to start in December 2018

Interested in getting your IRB Drivers Qualification?  Ensure that you have been building your crew hours in the water and undertake your boat license.  Here is a course to support you, run by a Glenelg Member.  Please note that you can apply direct to Services SA for a boat licence test if you would prefer. Please register interest for the course and ensure that you have updated your online portal with your Boat Licence number.

 
 
BOAT LICENCE COURSE
Thursday 1 November 2018
7.00 pm sharp at Glenelg Surf Club
$10 Surf Bronze holders
Please mention your club’s name when booking
$50 General Public
Cash only on the night
Photo ID to be produced eg Drivers licence
Minimum age 16
Bookings by EMAIL only to
qmby@optusnet.com.au

Reply promptly if interested in attending
These sessions fill very fast – limit 30
See following site for handbook and practice questions 

Junior Weekly Report

This weeks junior report includes

  • No Bags Upstairs
  • Weekly Duties
  • Weekly Training Times
  • U13’s Information
  • 1st Junior Carnival Info Update
  • Juniors Facebook Group reminder
  • Calendar of Events

NO BAGS/BACKPACKS UPSTAIRS

As reinforced at muster last Saturday no bags/backpacks are to be left upstairs on the landing under any circumstances. Bags can be left under the stairs where they are not a hazard for members or visitors. Please help us keep our new club safe and tidy.

Any bags left upstairs will removed as they are a safety hazard.

Weekly Duties

Canteen – Under 11’s
2 Parents to assist in the Club kitchen post training – please remember you need enclosed shoes.

Board Washing
Under 12’s – Wash’em down and rack them ready for next week

Weekly Training Times

All these training sessions begin with a meeting at the usual muster place

Board Training – Friday 4:45pm
RnR Training – Saturday 10:55am
March Past – Saturday 11:55am
Nipper Surf Training – Saturday 12:45pm

U13’s Information

Extra Training Opportunity

An opportunity has presented itself for U13’s to train with the youth/senior group on Wednesday nights at Wests Lakes. Participants must be prepared to paddle on a mal, and while boards are available to be loaned from the club, you must organise the pick up of a mal from the club prior to training.

To participate you must contact Sean McKenzie on 0428 953 000.

SURF Ed Requirement – CPR Training

As part of the Surf Ed for U13’s this year it is a requirement for RnR States and State Champ Competitors to have attained a SLSSA CPR Certificate. This Training will be available on 2nd December 2018 at the Club. Please Email Steph at juniorsec@semaphoreslsc.com.au to confirm your attendance. Please let me know if there is no possibility of being able to attend this scheduled training.

**Note** If you have attained an SRC Certificate this training is not required. 

Ist Junior Carnival – Glenelg

The first Junior Carnival is on Sunday 18th November at Glenelg.  Next week your Age Group Managers will be requesting nominations for this Carnival.  It is important that you consider your response as this year SLSSA will not allow late entries. Only the nominated juniors entered into the Event System will be allowed to compete. Conversely if you nominate and don’t show you may adversely effect a team event.  The events scheduled for this Carnival are shown below.

** Update** It may be likely that there will be no RnR competition at this carnival and That MachPast will be moved to the end of the Day.  It has been identified that the ability for competitors and there supporting parents to be on thebeach at the required times are a potential issue.  There will be allot of space dedicated in normal parking areas to storage for the international teams visiting for The World Surf Life Saving Championships scheduled for the same week. http://www.lifesaving2018.com

 

 

Reminder – Semaphore Juniors Facebook Group

Semaphore SLSC Juniors now have their own Facebook group. This is a closed Facebook group meant for Parents of Semaphore Surf Life Saving Club Nippers and we will be posting all Junior Training and Carnival information via this group throughout the season. Use the link below to request access.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/Sema4Nippers/

Please note that you will be asked 2 questions which will allow us to ensure that members of the Group are restricted to Parents/Guardians. This is to ensure the privacy of our Nippers should we post photos etc.  Only those confirmed as members from the questions will be granted access.

Junior Calendar

Sat 17th Nov  Port Christmas Pageant 
Sun 18th Nov  Junior Carnival #1    (Glenelg)
Sat   8th Dec  Youth Carnival-Water Events (Seacliff) PM carnival (incl U12/13’s)
Fri  14th Dec  Youth Carnival-Beach Events (Seacliff) from 5pm (incl U12/13’s)
Sat 22nd Dec Christmas Break-up
Sun  5th Jan  Nipper Training Resumes
Sun 13th Jan  Junior Carnival #2  (South Port) incl U14/15’s
Sat 26th Jan  Nipperthon   (West Beach)
Sun 10th Feb  Junior Carnival #3  (Pt Elliot)
Sat 16th Feb  R & R States   (Grange)
Sun 24th Feb  Junior States Day 1  (Somerton)
Sat 23rd Mar  Junior States Day 2  (Pt Noarlunga)
Sun 24th Mar  Junior States Day 3  (Pt Noarlunga)

Junior Weekly Report

This weeks Junior report includes

  • Weekly Duties Allocation
  • Board Training Info
  • RnR Training Info
  • March Past Training Info
  • 1st Junior Carnival Info
  • Juniors Facebook Group reminder

Weekly Duties

Canteen – Under 10’s
2 Parents to assist in the Club kitchen post training – please remember you need enclosed shoes.

Board Washing
Under 11’s – Wash’em down and rack them ready for next week

Board Training – Friday 26th October 

Sorry for the false start for Board Training last week, short of any serious weather warnings there will be Board Training this Friday.  Meeting at 4:45pm at the usual muster spot and moving to the the beach around 5pm for around 1 hour.

SAFETY NOTES:

Club cap is now mandatory at all training sessions including board training.
– Only Surf SA Accepted HiVis are allowed.
– Only those nippers who have completed their proficiency swims can participate.

Call out for Water Cover this Friday for board training any assistance in this area is greatly appreciated. 

R and R Training 

RnR Training is back this Saturday for all Nippers from Under 11 to Under 13. There are 2 time slots that are available

Before Training 11am   OR   After Training 3pm

Meet Coaches Raelene and John at the usual muster spot just before these times.

Whats RnR you ask – R&R is a competition based on the simulated rescue and resuscitation of a patient.  It combines resuscitation skills, marching and drill with teams judged against set criteria.  There are RnR Competitions at every carnival and there is a State Carnival scheduled for 16th Feb 2019, at which medals are awarded.

Want to know what its all about come and have a look

March Past Training 

Straight after RnR Training Match Past training is on.  Meet Coach Mandy at the usual Muster Spot around 12:55pm to head to the Beach for March Past.  March Past is open for all competing Nippers from Under 8 to Under 13’s.

Again a March Past competition is held at all carnivals and at State Championships for medals.

The March Past is an example of the significant impact returned servicemen had on the development of surf lifesaving and competition in the early days. In past years, clubs were not able to compete at carnivals unless they fielded a March Past team or someone marching with the club standard.  March Past maintains the growth of club spirit, mateship, the carrying of the flag, the club colours, consolidating the trade mark of surf lifesaving in Australia and around the world.

March Past competition provides a platform for discipline and club spirit throughout surf clubs of Australia, consolidating its long and successful history and future.

Ist Junior Carnival – Glenelg

The first Junior Carnival is on Sunday 18th November at Glenelg.  Next week your Age Group Managers will be requesting nominations for this Carnival.  It is important that you consider your response as this year SLSSA will not allow late entries. Only the nominated juniors entered in to the Event System will be allowed to compete. Conversely if you nominate and don’t show you may adversely effect a team event.  The events scheduled for this Carnival are shown below.

Reminder – Semaphore Juniors Facebook Group

Semaphore SLSCJuniors now have their own Facebook group. This is a closed Facebook group meant for Parents of Semaphore Surf Life Saving Club Nippers and we will be posting all Junior Training and Carnival information via this group throughout the season. Use the link below to request access.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/Sema4Nippers/

Please note that you will be asked 2 questions which will allow us to ensure that members of the Group are restricted to Parents/Guardians. This is to ensure the privacy of our Nippers should we post photos etc.  Only those confirmed as members from the questions will be granted access.

Junior Calendar

Fri   26th Oct   Board Training
Sun 18th Nov  Junior Carnival #1    (Glenelg)
Sat   8th Dec  Youth Carnival-Water Events (Seacliff) PM carnival (incl U12/13’s)
Fri  14th Dec  Youth Carnival-Beach Events (Seacliff) from 5pm (incl U12/13’s)
Sat 22nd Dec Christmas Break-up
Sun  5th Jan  Nipper Training Resumes
Sun 13th Jan  Junior Carnival #2  (South Port) incl U14/15’s
Sat 26th Jan  Nipperthon   (West Beach)
Sun 10th Feb  Junior Carnival #3  (Pt Elliot)
Sat 16th Feb  R & R States   (Grange)
Sun 24th Feb  Junior States Day 1  (Somerton)
Sat 23rd Mar  Junior States Day 2  (Pt Noarlunga)
Sun 24th Mar  Junior States Day 3  (Pt Noarlunga)

Training News

SRC & Bronze Medallion Training Last Weekend

Last weekend (5th to 7th of October) approximately 30 of our young members, undertook their SRC & Bronze Top-Up training.  In what must surely be record numbers in one intake, the students & trainers committed to 3 days of long and intensive training both in & out of the water.  Whilst the weather was pleasant outside of the water, feedback was that each of the students now understand what it is like to be a Polar Bear!!

As a club, Semaphore is extremely proud that such a large percentage of our junior/youth members are transitioning from competition to patrolling members.  Given we primarily exist as a Community Volunteer Service Organisation, such large numbers augurs well for the coming years.

Many thanks to Heather Eckert as the principal trainer for the three days. Heather was ably and gratefully assisted by several volunteers handling water cover and other tasks.  Thanks also to Jennie Charlton and her team for helping co-ordinate such a monumental achievement.  The feedback from all the students was extremely positive both on the training itself as well as our new Training Facilities.

Well done everyone!

Weekly Junior Report

2 Days to go

Its been an eventful week

   – Pre Registration Come and Try.

   – Age Group Managers and Assistants confirmed except for 1 – **Under 9’s Assistant Manager**.

   – Closed Facebook Group Launch for Semaphore Nippers

   – Surf Life Saving SA held a Junior Information Evening to set the scene for this season.

   – Reminder – Junior Training Attire

Pre Registration Come and Try

On Sunday 23rd Sept we had a Pre-Registration day including Come and Try.  It was quite a success with 16 Come and Try Registrations spanning several age groups.

So we are calling on all existing experienced members to help our potential new members out,  If you see someone looking a bit doubtful or lost please reach out and lend a hand.  Semaphore has long been known as the Family Club and we want to keep that tradition going in action as well as name and spirit.

Age Group Managers and Assistants / Helpers

We can confirm the following Age Group Manager / Assistants for the 2018/19 Season

Age Group AGM Assistant  Other (SRC etc) Assistants
Under 7’s Kathy Scott Ella Andrews Ashleigh Scott
Under 8’s Ian Biggs Brenton Zampatti Teagan Richards
Under 9’s Todd Bampton Vacancy Cooper Clee
Under 10’s Sean Kenny Jason Ellul  (Gregg Newman & David Sands) Fionn Keane
Under 11’s Brooke Moseley Shane Griffin/Cassie Lindsay Brigid Keane
Under 12’s Brad Clee Bianca Williams
Under 13’s Jacko Mahney Luke Zillie & Zoe Schultz

Jeff Bampton – Specialist Coaching Coordinator
Brad Tunbridge – Surf Ed (D.R.A.B.C.D.) Resource
Raelene Donnell – Rn’R Co-ordinator and March Past Co-ordinator

Junior Panel – Bruce Mosley (Jnr Convenor), Ian Biggs , Steph Breden (Jnr Secretary)

 

Semaphore Juniors Facebook Group

Semaphore SLSCJuniors now have their own Facebook group. This is a closed Facebook group meant for Parents of Semaphore Surf Life Saving Club Nippers and we will be posting all Junior Training and Carnival information via this group throughout the season. Use the link below to request access.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/Sema4Nippers/

 

SLSSA Junior Information Session Debrief

Proficiencies
Surf Life Saving Australia will be enforcing junior proficiencies this season, requiring Under 8 preliminary proficiencies and Under 9 to Under 13 competition proficiencies are completed and entered in order for a Nipper to be nominated for Carnival 1.  This means that last years proficiencies will not be recognised, as in previous years.

In addition ALL nippers will be required to gain their relevant Surf Ed Awards and have competed in a carnival in order to compete at States, and in the case of Under 11’s to 13’s in order to compete at R & R States.

A table of required proficiencies is posted to the Facebook Group

Carnivals
All dates and locations have been confirmed, there are no changes to the schedule that we released last month.

Under 12’s and 13’s are invited to the Youth Carnival (water events) on the afternoon of Saturday 8th December at Seacliff, as well as a twilight Youth Carnival (beach events) on Friday 14th December also at Seacliff.

Please note *** there will be no late entries allowed this season***  
In short if you don’t nominate for a carnival and then show up there is no way to enter you unlike last season, so be sure to nominate as required.

Draft events schedules have been released and will be posted on the Junior Facebook Group page soon

Water Cover etc
Our responsibilities in this area have not changed. So based on the number of kids we enter we are required to supply an according amount of Water Cover. For Semaphore that figure is usually two (minimum) with 1 bronze medallion holder and  1 SRC.  As usual though the more people we have for Water Cover on each carnival day the less time each needs to spend on the sand or in the water.

Additionally at each carnival we will be required to have a nomination for Shallow Water Rescue, this is a competent Surf Swimmer and Bronze Medallion Holder.  While this person will have to attend a morning briefing prior to the carnival start they will not be called upon unless required.

Media – Carnival Photographers
SLSSA have relaxed the maximum of 5 Club Media Personnel (photographers) this allows us to spread the responsibility for taking photos at carnivals. In response to this I would like to ask for nominations from among parents of all age groups.  This way we can pass a camera and vest from group to group to group to accredited people to take photos for your Age Group.

Benefits include being able to be inside the competition area during events, availability of more photos of each Age Group to display at the post Carnival wrap ups and during the season, as well as more for parents to access of their own child.

No previous experience is required, what is required is a Police Clearance (a free one can be organised through the club), a Club Media Form and a short training session with Steph Breden on how the cameras work and your away.

Email Steph on juniorsec@semaphoreslsc.com.au or see me at training.

 

Training Attire Reminder

The required mandatory attire for all training sessions are Broad Brimmed Hat, Long Sleeved Rashie /Training Top as well as;
Hi-Vis Top 
Accepted colours are Yellow / Pink / Combination Pink-Yellow purchased from last years State Titles.  Green will not be accepted as per Surf Life Saving SA guidelines.
Club Caps
The club caps must be worn at all training sessions, this includes board training.

 

Junior Calendar Dates  – ***New Dates Added***

Sat  13th Oct   Parents Information Session (Post Training)
Fri   19th Oct   Board Training Starts
Sun 18th Nov  Junior Carnival #1    (Glenelg)
Sat   8th Dec  Youth Carnival-Water Events (Seacliff) PM carnival (incl U12/13’s)
Fri  14th Dec  Youth Carnival-Beach Events (Seacliff) from 5pm (incl U12/13’s)
Sat 22nd Dec Christmas Break-up
Sun  5th Jan  Nipper Training Resumes
Sun 13th Jan  Junior Carnival #2  (South Port) incl U14/15’s
Sat 26th Jan  Nipperthon   (West Beach)
Sun 10th Feb  Junior Carnival #3  (Pt Elliot)
Sat 16th Feb  R & R States   (Grange)
Sun 24th Feb  Junior States Day 1  (Somerton)
Sat 23rd Mar  Junior States Day 2  (Pt Noarlunga)
Sun 24th Mar  Junior States Day 3  (Pt Noarlunga)

Nippers Come and Try – Tell your friends!

Nippers is a wonderful way to be involved in a healthy lifestyle and connect with our unique and friendly Coastal Community.  We are a family Club and welcome new members.  Some of our Nippers parents have gone on to gain qualifications themselves and are now serving the community patrolling our beaches as Surf Life Savers.  Being a part of our Club can bring you and your family so many benefits.  If you are already involved please share this information with your friends.

Training opportunities at Semaphore SLSC

Wanting to increase your skills or maintain your current qualifications?  There are many training opportunities coming up at Semaphore SLSC.  Click HERE for a full list of training programs and dates.

First Aid Course – September 23rd

Surf Life Saving SA is running a members First Aid Course at Semaphore Surf Life Saving Club on Sunday 23 September.

Please note that you will need to complete the online course for this award prior to the day of the course The course is offered at a reduced rate of $105 for Surf Life Saving members.

Those registered to undertake their SRC or Bronze Medallion can register for this course for only $50.

To book as a member of the club please use this link: http://e.mybookingmanager.com/E58214245144499   For those wanting to gain their Bronze Medallion or SRC please register your interest at instructor@semaphoreslsc.com.au  Contact Surf Life Saving SA on 8354 6900 to advise that you are registered for your Award with Semaphore to gain the reduced rate.  Please await confirmation from the Chief Instructor that you have been booked into a Bronze/SRC Training Course.