Junior training

A reminder that Junior Swimming training has begun at Largs Bay Swim Centre Wednesday nights 7-8pm.

Board training is on Friday evenings.  Meet at the Club at 5pm.

March Past training is on Saturdays at 12pm (but no training on Saturday 18 Nov).

Nippers gets underway Saturdays at 12:45pm.

See you on the beach!

Seniors Weekly Update

Unfortunately there will be no youth training this Saturday (18th November). There are a few things going on, so enjoy the morning and rest up for the carnival the following day. Iron person training is on as per normal at 8:30am, with trailer loading for the carnival happening after iron training.

Ski training will start on Monday the 20th.  This is especially aimed at new ski paddlers, but is open to everyone. Please meet at the club at 4:45pm, then we will then head to the lake for training.

Senior carnival two is on this Sunday at Aldinga, further details to come, but if you have nothing on we would love to see you down there for some support.


Junior Carnival 1 – Spectacular start to Competition season at Port Noarlunga

Almost sixty Semaphore junior members hit the beach in Port Noarlunga today for Carnival 1 of the season.  The weather was perfect and all competitors did the Club proud with their commitment to giving it their best.

Special congratulations to the Under 8 and Under 9 members who were participating in competition for the first time.

Thanks to all of the Managers, Assistants, Officials, Water Cover and parent helpers who made the day a success.

A reminder there will be junior swimming training Wednesday nights for proficient members every Wednesday 7-8pm at the Largs Bay Swim Club.

See you on the beach!


Junior Swimming training begins

Junior Swimming Training begins this Wednesday night (15/11/17) at the Largs Bay Swim Centre.  This is an opportunity for proficient swimmers in competing age groups to get some extra swimming training in.  It must be stressed that this is not a “learn to swim” session and parents seeking this sort of support can discuss lesson options with the Largs Swim Centre.

Training is 7pm-8pm and will be led by Brenton Zampatti.  Cost is $4 per session.

Please note Senior Swimming Training has been moved to 7.30pm.


Coach Development Academy Applications are now open

Surf Life Saving SA has identified Coach Development as a key priority for the 2017/18 season and it’s excited to announce the new SLSSA Coaching Development Academy.

Follow the link below for more details.

Surf Life Saving SA Coach Development Academy


Senior Carnival 2- Aldinga

The circular for the second senior carnival (November 19th) has been released and nominations MUST be completed by 9am Monday the 13th.
Please send your nominated events to Shannon Harris NO later than Saturday the 11th as we will only have Sunday night to do the entries.

These are the events:

U 14/15 sprint relay, swim teams, board relay, cameron relay, iron person, 2km and flags
U17 – Open Sprint relay, swim teams, ironman, ski relay, taplin, 2km and flags

There are also the usual boat events.

We are also looking to enter a marchpast team. If you are interesting in being a part of this, please let us know as well.

Once we have everyone’s nominations we can begin forming teams to enter.

Please send all nominations to Shannon on Facebook or email shannonharris1996@hotmail.com

Junior Carnival and Presentation

The first of this season’s Junior Carnivals is on this Sunday with Club members travelling to Port Noarlunga.  It looks like we’ll receive some warm weather for the event so it should be a great day on the beach.

Join us back at the Club after the Carnival for Presentations.  The Bar and Bistro will be open.  A set menu will be available to choose from.

So come along and support our juniors and the Club!




Senior Carnival 1 a wild affair at Seacliff!


The first Senior Carnival of the season was held at Seacliff on the weekend and we were met with 50km/h+ north-west winds, with predictions that would increase significantly throughout the day. This resulted in a change in program to try and get some of the tougher events done before the wind became too strong.

The first events were the 2km runs, which were shortened to 1km with the severe weather. We had a lot of great performances with a few of our competitors gaining top 6 places, including 3rd, 5th and 6th in the U14s girls race to Teagan, Sarah and Neli respectively. While Nic Schulz was 2nd in the U19s and Zac was 4th in the U17s.



We had a great number of people give the water a crack in tough conditions.  Some of the highlights included Ella and Teagan going 3rd and 2nd in the iron, 3rd and 1st in the board and were joined in the swim with all the other girls where we had all 6 within the top 12 and 3 in the top 4. Emily and Neli gave the board a crack, after only starting training two weeks ago, and Neli managed to make the final.

Our youth boys were out having a shot as well, with their training only recently starting, Naish picked up 3rd in the U14 sprint, Nick was 4th in the U15s, and cooper fought to 12th in the U15 iron.

Our U17 boys, Conner and Zac raced well. Connor has battled sickness and injuries and got to 10th in the final.  They both raced well in the board race and did well in a tough swim race.

Nic and Danny were our U19s, and did unbelievably well. Nic doubled up into every open event, as well as the U19 races.

  • He was 4th in the open ski, then won the 19 ski.
  • 4th in the open iron, 1st in the U19
  • 7th in the open board, 5th in the U19
  • Danny was 4th in the U19 ski and 5th in the Iron
  • They were joined by Connor in the U19 Taplin and finished 2nd




In the end the conditions decreased throughout the day as the expected front arrived hours later, when we were off the beach. Our seniors that have been training all through the winter got some great results, while those that have really only just started gave things a good crack and have plenty to improve on.  Congratulations to everyone who participated.

Our next carnival is on November 19th, with the location to be dependent on the conditions.


Volunteer Bar Staff Roster

Calling all Volunteer Bar Staff. There is a new roster posted on the notice board near the club office. If you were on the last one you will be on this one. If you are no longer able to help please cross your name off the list. The roster covers Saturdays and Sundays up until we close for renovations. If you are interested in helping and not on the current roster please contact Adam Sikorski 0439811746. You must have a current Responsible Service of Alcohol certificate. Volunteers are the driver behind our club. Any assistance is always appreciated.

Upcoming Bronze and SRC Course

Are you interested in completing your Bronze or SRC?  The next course starts on Sunday 5th November on the Brooksy Patrol.

The timed Swim is on Wednesday 1st November at 7pm at the Largs Bay Swim Centre.

Please email Chief Instructor Jennie on instructor@semaphoreslsc.com.au to register your interest.