Junior Convener Announced!




Well the good news is we have a Junior Convener!  Congratulations and thank you to Bruce Moseley, who has accepted this essential role within the club to enable the juniors to train and compete.

We will still be running the scheduled meeting on Monday 11th at the Club starting at 7pm.  We are calling on all age group managers, assistants and helpers from last season, as well as any parents who wish to help this season to come along.


It’s a really exciting time for the Club, with many developments underway.  We are a family Club and that means we are all in this together.

See you at the meeting!

Surf Boats Meeting

The Semaphore SLSC is having it’s Boaties meeting on Sunday 17th September at 4pm. The meeting is to give everyone some information about rowing this season.

An exciting time for some of our younger members.  This is the first year that Surf Life Saving is allowing members who are 15 years of age to row (in the right conditions), so we are inviting anyone aged 15 right through to Masters (there is a 60+ age group in Masters).

If you are a school rower looking for something different, a parent looking for some fitness while you kids are at Nippers or training, or someone looking for a change of scenery, then surf boat rowing is a great way to get involved with surf life saving in a team environment.  It won’t take you long to pick up the skills with some experienced coaches around the Club.-

For more information on what the top end of surf boat rowing looks like, check out this Youtube Clip

See you at the meeting!

Increase your IRB Knowledge

IRB Crew & Drivers (as well as members who like engines & are keen to help with maintenance) this one’s for you!

We have an IRB Engine theory session at the Club Thursday 7 September , 7pm-8pm by John Charles who is the Powercraft Officer for SLSSA.  Everyone is welcome.

If you are interested in coming along please email instructor@semaphoreslsc.com.au

Upskill to Silver Medallion

If you hold and are proficient in the SLSA Bronze Medallion and also have a Certificate ll in Public Safety (Aquatic Search and Rescue) then here’s your opportunity to go to the next level.

SLSSA is facilitating a Silver Medallion Aquatic Rescue (SMAR) course on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 March 2018, at Port Noarlunga SLSC.

As the name of the course implies, this course is about planning and performing complex aquatic and land-based searches and rescues, in the daytime and at night. The course includes developing a SMEAC plan, reading topographic maps/nautical charts, retrieving a submerged object, using search and rescue equipment (including FLIRs etc), jetty/pier and rock entries/jumps, working with and around the JRB/RWC, plus more.  Please see the attached Course Syllabus.

This course is directed at Patrol Captains, club 24/7 Call Out personnel, experienced patrol/water cover members, Support Service personnel etc.  

Prerequisites for this course are:

  • Be at least 16 years of age, and
  • Complete a 400 metre swim in 8 minutes or less in a swimming pool of no less than 25 metres long (this will need to be signed off by a Club approved Assessor) – swim time to be conducted and provided to SLSSA prior to Friday 9 March, and
  • Hold and be proficient in the SLSA Bronze Medallion (proficient for the 2017/18 season) and hold the Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue), and
  • Complete the eLearning prerequisite


The cost per participant will be $50, to partially cover food, drinks and resources.

If any of your members meet the above requirements, and wish to be part of this course, please encourage registration by clicking on the following links http://e.mybookingmanager.com/SMARmarch2018

On registration, members will be sent an electronic version of the learner guide, and instructions on how to complete the elearning Search and Rescue module.

Click here for more information about the Course.

School Holiday Training Opportunities

A reminder from Surf Life Saving SA that it is facilitating a Bronze and SRC course in the upcoming October school holidays.  For more more information on the Bronze Course click here. Get some more details on the SRC course here.

Get involved in the Club.  It’s a great way to stay healthy!


Nearly time for Nippers!

As the Winter sports wind up, we encourage you to consider Nippers as a wonderful Summer sport for your little ones.  It’s a whole family experience with afternoons on the beach and fun times socialising at the Club into the evening.

There are many opportunities for parents to be involved too.  Many former Nippers parents continue to patrol our beaches today!  A great way for the entire family to stay fit and healthy.

A registration day and details of membership fees will be announced very soon.

Keep your eye on our posts for more news!  We can’t wait to see you all on the beautiful beach of Semaphore!!


Calling volunteers and Cupcake makers for local Cross Country Carnival!

On Tuesday September 12, for the fifth year running, we will be providing food and drinks for competitors and supporters at the Port District SAPSASA Cross Country carnival.

It’s a wonderful local event for our kids and we need helpers to make the day a success.

Volunteers to help with cooking and serving the BBQ for as little or as long as you can assist. Runs approx 9 – 12.30.

Also any budding MasterChef cupcake makers out there who can supply some cupcakes to sell for $1 each would be appreciated.

We had over 200 cupcakes donated last year and we sold out!

Contact Trudy on 0408 824 789 or Brad on 0412 073 688 if you are able to assist.

Bunnings BBQ volunteers needed!

It’s time to pick up the tongs again!  If you can assist staffing the club bbq at Bunnings on Tuesday 5th September 2017 during the following times (10 – 12 noon, 12 – 2pm, 2 – 4pm) please contact Pat Hansen on 0422007413 or email phansen@adam.com.au

All funds raised will go into the club’s building redevelopment.  Exciting times ahead.  Well worth turning a snag or two!!

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Building Update and Call for Storage Space!

Those members who were around the club on the weekend would have noticed the roof sheeting is now on and the roller doors installed.  We have been advised that the Rescue Ready Facility is close to complete with a hand over expected from the builder on Wednesday 6th September.  Once this has occurred the club will take delivery of an ATV and Jetski which is part of the Commonwealth Grant funding we received for the facility.

The redevelopment of the clubrooms also takes a big step forward this week with a notice being placed in Tuesday’s Advertiser seeking expressions of interest from builders interested in tendering for the $1.8m project.  Click here to view the Builders Brief.  The project is currently on budget and on time with an expected commencement in early 2018 and a completion in late September 2018.


Meantime the Club is looking for space to store furniture, equipment and other items from the clubrooms while the building project is undertaken (February – September).  If anyone has some commercial/industrial space available, or knows someone that has please let Mick Kenny(0498492409) or Pat Hansen (0422007413) know.


Training opportunities for 2017-2018

The Semaphore SLSC aims to give it’s members every opportunity to be actively involved and this includes through the extensive training program for 2017-2018.  Ever thought about becoming a Patrol member?  Perhaps you’d like to complete your First Aid certificate.  Click here to find out more.