The South Australian Pool Lifesaving championships are coming up quickly on the 24th and 25th June. Club training for this will begin on Wednesday 14th June at the Largs Bay Swim Centre (time TBA).
Entries for this event close on Wednesday 14th June at 5pm, anyone that is wishing to do this event has to let Kerry know by Tuesday 13th June so she has time to enter and process everyone. Events are run from U12-masters with your age group based off of last seasons age groups.
Cost is $48, which is not part of you competition levy from last season, competitors will be invoiced by the club after entries close.
Pool lifesaving Australian titles are also in Adelaide in early August and we would love to have a team entered, last time the event came to Adelaide we had a lot of success, especially from our youth age groups.
Please see attached circular listing events and more information, please get in contact with Sean McKenzie if you have any questions
Congratulations on finishing equal third with Brighton at State Titles for the Juniors and well done to everyone who was part of our junior program this season. A full copy of the results are available via this link: http://www.surflifesavingsa.com.au/results/
Well, what a State Titles it was! The weekend would have not been possible without the countless hours of work from our volunteers including the working party on the beach, volunteers on the food stall and BBQ, Water Cover on the beach, officials, parents and kids. To all our age group leaders and assistants thank you for a great season.
Leading in to the weekend a number of our members had taken time off work to make this possible. Special thanks to Lorren Atwell and everyone who worked on the BBQ and food stall, Dave McGrath “Doggsy” and Jay Atwell for organising the container and generator.
Steve Sims and the entire working party who worked all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Without the work they did the carnival would not have happened. Carnival officials made comment that when the carnival is at Semaphore they know that the working party deliver every time without fail. So thank you again.
Thank you to Symons and Clark and Kerry Logistics, Neil Bisset and Metricon for their supply of the portable toilets and attire for the working party. Thank you Semaphore Bakehouse for the pies, pasties, sausage rolls and donuts. Thank you to the Purdie family.
It has been an exciting and at times challenging season and now it comes to an end. I would like to thank and congratulate our 164 participants across all age groups this season.
I would like to take the opportunity to thank Doggsy and Leanne for co-ordinating our Saturday water cover and all the water cover personnel who gave up their time to take care of us in the water.
We also need to thank our Media personnel, Steph, & Claire and the people behind the scene Kate & Rhys for sending out our weekly newsletter. I would also like to thank our uniform shop team headed up by Mardi Lienert each weekend.
We also need to thank Lorren Atwell and her canteen helpers each weekend – Wendy, Catherine & Heather for co-ordinating the canteen being open at the start and end of training and all the parents who assisted in the canteen. Thank you to Sean Kenny for setting up the beach and our senior members who have come out to lend a hand this year with the juniors, including Paige, Luke, Jack, Zac, Myia, Cooper, Josh, Bianca, Zoe, Lindsay, Sam and Sean McKenzie – thank you.
I would also like to thank our Friday night board training water cover Andrew, Craig , Craig, Kate, Brenton, Megan, Tracey Michelle, Michelle, Owen, Mick and Paul and if I missed anyone thank you.
Thanks to Ian Biggs and Brad Tunbridge for taking care of our pool swimming on a Wednesday night. To my assistant Bruce Moseley thank you for your support throughout the year.
On behalf of all age groups we would like to thank Kerry Schulz not only for ordering our uniforms, but ensuring all competitors from all age groups have been entered in the competition entry system so they could participate in the recent state titles. Also thank you to Raelene Donnell for co-ordinating our correct quota of officials at each carnival, organising R&R teams that performed so well, along with the coaches, Freaky, Tony and Celeste and special mention to Gus Wickman who coached Will and Willis but sadly passed away last month- your efforts are greatly appreciated. Brooke and Kelly Jones for coaching our March Past Teams throughout the season thank you and well done.
On a personal note I would like to thank my family for their support over the last three seasons whilst I have been junior convenor and without their understanding this would not be possible.
Congratulations and well done to everyone!
A quick update from Day 1
Friday night in the R&R we won 5 out of 9 possible medals. A great effort for our youngsters and many thanks to our R&R coaches.
Medal Tally from individual day today:
We are currently third on 135 points.
This weekend is not possible without the countless hours of work from our volunteers including the working party on the beach, volunteers on the food stall and BBQ, Water Cover on the beach, officials and parents.
I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you on behalf of the juniors.
Good luck tomorrow to everyone and remember red, black and white is dynamite.
Thank you to all the selfless volunteers that have helped in the food tent/bbq/kitchen over the last 2 days at the Junior State Titles. Your contribution has been amazing. Thank you especially to those who don’t even have children competing this weekend but have donated their time, understanding that it is an all in Club event.
We have one day to go and if you have time free please pop up and grab some tongs or help serve. Perhaps you have time in between your child’s events. Every little bit helps and it will give those who are spending hours covering shifts an opportunity to have a break.
Let’s make this the best States and finish off with a bang! We will be in the tents from 5:30am Sunday morning.
A reminder to all those who’ve signed up to assist with Junior State Titles this weekend, our first army of volunteers will be required Friday night during R & R events.
We are still seeking volunteers to help out on Saturday and Sunday, particularly during the hours of 12pm-4pm. Many hands make light work as the saying goes!
Whether your children are competing or not over the weekend, the entire Club stands to benefit from the honour of holding this event. Your support will be greatly appreciated.
Firstly a special mention this week…
That’s a wrap for Ella Andrews, Naish Allen, Emily Atwell, Sarah Edwards, Neli Hickman, Matilda Kaftan, Will Larven, Willis Lienert and Teagan Richards as they compete for the last time under the junior banner, we wish them all well competing on their home turf at Junior States this coming weekend.
Just a reminder we have no board training on Friday night with R&R marshalling commencing at 5.00pm on Friday afternoon with competition starting at 5.30pm. Click here for the Junior R&R State Champs Program.
Meals will be available from 5.00pm Friday, Saturday & Sunday over the weekend at the club.
Please note both days start at 8.15am so all competitors will need to be on the beach no later than 7.45am. Click here for the Junior States Program.
Car parking is on the reserve with a $2 donation to the Rotary Club of West Lakes who will be organising the car parking on both days. The entrance to the car park will be via the gate at the southern end of the reserve closer to Recreation Parade. Click here for State Titles Location Map 2017 (2)
We still require assistance with the food and drink stalls on Saturday and Sunday afternoon if you can assist please text me with your name.
Junior end of season presentation will commence after the beach has been packed up and everyone has had a chance to get something to eat on Sunday afternoon. Don’t forget your shaving cream for the traditional shaving cream fight at the end of the competition.
Meals will commence from 5.00pm with the after carnival menu consisting of:
- Beef/ chicken schnitzels with choice of gravy
- Tandoori chicken
- Fish and chips
- Falafel or chicken salad
- Spaghetti Bolognese
I would like to take the opportunity to wish all our competitors both junior and seniors all the very best for the weekend and see you on the beach.
We would like to congratulate and thank the Under 7’s and Under 8’s on a wonderful season and pass on our sincere thanks to all the Age Group Coaches, helpers and parents for your support throughout the season and we look forward to those who want to join us on Sunday 19 March for our end of season shaving cream fight on the beach at the conclusion of state titles. We also look forward to seeing you back on the beach next season.
We still require assistance with the BBQ and food stalls on Saturday afternoon and Sunday during state titles- if you can please assist please select a time and add your name to the list.
Please remember the following dates:
Wednesday 8th – Pool Swimming 7.00-8.00pm Largs Bay Swim Centre
Friday 10th – 4.45pm Board Training at the Club
Saturday 11th No Junior Training
Monday 13th – R&R Training – 11am / March Past 12noon / Under 9-13 Training from 1-3pm
Wednesday 15th March – Pool Swimming 7.00-8.00pm Largs Bay Swim Centre
Friday 17th March – R&R State Titles – Marshalling from 5pm
Saturday 18th March – Junior State Titles Day 1
Sunday 19th March – Junior State Titles Day 2
At the conclusion of Sunday’s events we will be holding our end of season presentation at the Club
See you on the beach
We’re so excited to announce the formation of a new Youth Development Group at the Semaphore SLSC for the 2017/18 surf season.
Final details are currently in the planning but we can tell you now that the group will incorporate U14-17s and will be a fun, creative and enjoyable group that will incorporate surf lifesaving at its core.
The focus will be on bringing kids to the club weekly to catch-up with each other, patrol our beaches, participate in enjoyable and diverse training and help to further develop lifelong friendships, fitness and a sense of comradery.
For those with children in the current u13-16 age groups keep an ear out for updates regarding news and information on this awesome new initiative.
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