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Seniors Weekly Report

Robe carnival

The Robe carnival on Feb 11&12 is almost upon us . For those staying at Tarooki you should have received an invoice for accommodation . As you may have noticed Tarooki has revised it’s nightly  rate to $28/head. Could you please have this paid beforehand if possible. We have put the word out to other clubs that we still have quite a few beds available so please make these people welcome. I suggest byo bbq or take away for Friday night and for Saturday night a meal at the Robe hotel. For any people not staying at Tarooki you are of course welcome to join us for the bbq and Saturday night at the hotel.  Please let me know about Saturday night asap so I can book.

Also get your entry into Kerry Schulz by Monday 6th of Feb.  Use Senior competition facebook page or email


Senior club champs

Senior club champs will be held on Saturday 18th Feb starting at 9am. Senior club champs includes all age groups from U14s to Masters and Open.

Events will include;






Beach sprint

1 km rowing ergo

There is no need to pre enter for the champs just turn up and be ready to start at 9.


Masters surf sports training

Trent Bampton will be running masters training sessions on Friday afternoons starting on Friday 3rd Feb at 5.30. These sessions will include board,ski and swim. No experience is necessary.


Craig Lienert,   Senior competition officer.

Senior Carnival 1 Fast Approaching

Another reminder that the Senior Carnival 1 will be held Sunday 27th November at Moana SLSC.  Nominations for this carnival need to be in to Kerry Schulz ( by Tuesday 22nd November so Kerry has time to enter then into the system by close of nominations.


Events to be held:

U17-Open- Swim, Board, Ski, Sprints, Flags, Iron Person and Taplin

14/15s- Swim, Board, Sprints, Flags, Iron

Masters- Flags, Sprints, Swim, Board and Ski

Flags and Sprints for all age groups will be run Friday November 26th at Seacliff. Program to follow.


This is the first time specific Masters events have been held at a regular carnival like this, so it would be great to see our budding masters give some events a shot, to gain some experience for Masters State titles later in the season.


Trailer loading for this event will take place on Saturday 26th November directly after nippers.


For more information click on this link senior-carnival-one-information or contact Craig Lienert.


A reminder that Competition Levies now need to be paid. This can be done over the bar any time the bar is open.

Time to bake up a storm for our Cake Stall Fundraiser!

The Semaphore Surf Lifesaving Club is hosting cake stall fundraisers at the Woodville Bunnings Store on the following dates:

  • Sunday 30th October 2017
  • Sunday 4th December 2017

We are seeking help from any member to bake some cakes, slices and biscuits for the stall.  Please no goods that contain ingredients that require refrigeration e.g. cream.

We are also able to sell jams and preserves if that is preferable.

If you could assist, please bring your goodies upstairs to the club on the Saturday beforehand (a list of ingredients is needed for the label which we are required for food safety requirements).

For further information please contact:

  • Karen Mahney 0488 998 722
  • Donna Hansen 0417 813 650



Seniors Winter Training Camp – Chiton Rocks

With winter training now underway we thought it was time to organise a training camp for all of our seniors (including the 2016/17 U14s).
This is a great team bonding opportunity and a good chance to get some practice in some decent surf.

We have booked Chiton Rocks SLSC for two nights over the weekend of Friday 5thSunday 7th August at a cost of $30 per person per night.
The accommodation area sleeps a maximum of 26 (20 single bunks and 3 doubles).

Confirmation of numbers needs to be given as soon as possible so if you are interested in attending please email Karin Humphrey at by Fri 24th June.
The club will invoice members for payment.

As the new season U14s do not yet have their SRC we will also be asking for support from parents and/or anyone else with their Bronze that is keen to help to provide assistance with water cover during the training sessions which are likely to occur Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning. Depending on the departure time from the club on Friday 5/8 there may also be a brief training session late that afternoon.

Please note – Sunday 7th August is also the club’s AGM so we are asking that all of those attending the camp come back to the club on Sunday afternoon at 3pm to show their support and ensure we get the numbers needed to allow our AGM to proceed.

Pool Rescue State Champs Training Sessions

As has previously been advertised – Pool Rescue State Championships are to be held on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th July.
This is the last event of the 2015/16 season and is open to current (15/16) U12s and above.
Details re nominations will be sent out soon.

In order to support all those that are keen to enter gain an understanding of and practice the various races to be held we have organised 3 training sessions at The Parks Recreation and Sports Centre (Cowan Street Angle Park).
These sessions will be held on Saturday 25th June, Saturday 2nd July and Saturday 9th July from 1.303.30pm and will be coached by Trent Bampton and Sean McKenzie.
There will be NO cost to participate in training as this has been fully funded by the club.

We are hoping to have a strong team at Pool Champs this year so come along to the training sessions and see what a great and fun event this is!

Pool Rescue State Championships – Save the Date

The 2016 Pool Rescue State Championships are to be held on Saturday 16th July and Sunday 17th July (times to be advised) at the State Aquatic Centre, 443 Morphett Road Oaklands Park.

Events in these championships are open to competitors in U12s and above (age group as per the 2015/16 season).

Event and entry details coming soon.

We are keen to gauge the number of members keen to compete as soon as possible so that we can plan accordingly (including specific training sessions).

If you want to compete and/or would like further information please email Karin Humphrey at

Senior Club Champs 2016

Senior Club Champs was held in the morning of Saturday 20th February.
We had a great morning with 30 competitors all ‘fighting’ for the crown!!

A HUGE thanks to all of those that were at the club bright and early to set up allowing the events to get underway right on schedule at 8.30am.
A special mention to Sean Kenny who manned the IRB for the morning (and yes his services were required once or twice!).

Well done to all that competed. Below are the runners up and Club Champs for 2016:

U14 Female – 1st Maiye Rigney 2nd Lindsey Ould
U14 Male – 1st Connor Tunbridge 2nd Oscar Mitchell
U15 Female – 1st Zoe Schulz
U15 Male – 1st Josh Larven
U17 Male – 1st Nic Schulz 2nd Danny Humphrey
U19 Female – 1st Shannon Harris
U19 Male – 1st Luke Zille 2nd Ben Main
Open Female – 1st Paige Purdie
Open Male – 1st Sean McKenzie
2nd Rhys Krauter
Masters Female – 1st Kirsty Low 2nd Donna Giannetta
Masters Male – 1st Aaron Low 2nd Anthony Keane
























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Care of Equipment

Members need to remember to look after all our Equipment as it is often hard and expensive to replace. The club vehicle was found on Monday full of sand. Underneath the car, the dashboard and including in the air vents. If you use it on the beach, please ensure you wash the outside down and vacuum the inside out. If you have to deflate the tires to get on or off the beach it is YOUR job to re-inflate them. We have a compressor and tire attachment in the patrol area, it shouldn’t be up to someone else.


From Aaron-

Right – I don’t get cranky often but the careless driving of ATVs running into the old Snowy Wallace Wooden surf boat in the Patrol room is starting to get to me.  The boat is an excellent piece of rowing history is one of a few remaining wooden surf boats in the country, triple laminate wood only a few millimetres thick. We want to restore it this winter and already the original irreplaceable sponsor decal and the first layer of laminate is damaged.




Please ensure we are looking after all boards and skis as we are less than 5 weeks from senior states. Getting equipment fixed now is extremely hard

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Seniors/Masters Club Champs

Seniors and Masters Club Champs are to be held Saturday 20th February From 8.30am.
This is for U14s through to Masters and will include the following events:
* sprints
* flags
* board
* swim
* ski (U17 up)
* 1km ergo time trial (U19 up) This event will be held on designated evenings (TBA) from Mon 15thFri 19th Feb.

Points are awarded from 1st through to 6th in each event for each age group (male and female).

All competitors are to be on the beach with their craft by 8.15am. As this is a club event please ensure you are wearing a club skull cap and have a suitable hi-vis for all water events.

We will require volunteers to help set up for the day – sprint track, flag area, water area and tent. Could those able to help please be at the club by 7.15am.
These areas will also be used for the Junior Club Champs to be held in the afternoon of the same day.

The Club Champ plus runner up for each age group (male and female) will be announced on Sunday 21st Feb at the conclusion of Senior Carnival 5.

2016 Masters State Championships

Nominations are now being sought for the 2016 Masters State Champs to be held at Normanville on Saturday Feb 27th and Sunday Feb 28th.
A detailed program of events will be posted as soon as it becomes available.

If you are keen to compete (both in individual and team events) please let Kerry Schulz know at by 5pm Wed 17th Feb.