Lifesaving State Championships this weekend

The Lifesaving State Championships event is on this weekend. Senior R&R is on Saturday at Grange SLSC.  Marshalling is at 7:45am for the first event starting at 8:15am which is the U15 2 person heats. All events will run in order after this as per the Lifesaving State Championships Circular but, as always, is subject to change.

Sunday is the practical events for Champion Lifesaver also at Grange, with events to start at 12pm following the Champion Patrol event.

Good luck to all of our competitors.

Junior Weekly Report

Firstly congratulations to all those who attended and competed at the Normanville Carnival on the weekend.  The conditions were perfect and Semaphore competitors did our Club proud.  The depth of water was very confronting for some of our younger competitors but they showed courage and determination to have a go, many completing their first competitive swims.

A huge thank you to all of the Age Managers, assistants and parent helpers, as well as water cover volunteers over the two days.

 

Printable Nippers Calendar – Click Here

 

Board Training

Board training as usual this week, except with the board trailer being stored off site it will be on a BYO Board basis only.

 

Semaphore Training for all Age Groups this Week.

Back to normal this week with training at Semaphore for all age groups at the usual time.

 

Muster at 12:45pm        Training Starts 1:00pm

 

**IMPORTANT**

There will be a short meeting for U8 to U13 parents regarding State Qualifying and State Championship Carnivals and the nomination process.

 

HI-VIS VESTS.

Surf Life Saving SA has notified us of the requirements for Hi-vis Vests for both Qualifying and State Carnivals. Competitors may wear either Pink or Yellow (or the new combination Yellow Front, Pink Back version). However, the Hi-Vis Vest irrespective of colour cannot be faded, and that a competitor with a faded Hi-Vis will not be allowed to compete.

Please see Steph Breden this Saturday for any queries regarding this ruling or for information regarding obtaining a new Hi-Vis Vest.

 

 

State Qualifying Carnival – 24th Feb – Grange SLSC

We are beginning to get further clarification regarding the State Qualifying Carnival, while we do not have a schedule we do know which events are slated for each age group.

 

Under 8 Under 9 Under 10 Under 11 Under 12 Under 13
Sprints Sprints Sprints Sprints Sprints Sprints
Flags Flags Flags Flags Flags Flags
1km Team Run 1km Team Run 1km Team Run 1km Team Run 1km Team Run 1km Team Run
Buchannon Buchannon Buchannon Brace Relay Board Rescue Board Rescue
Board Relay Board Relay Iron Person Iron Person Iron Person

 

Your Age Group Managers will be asking you today if your child is available to compete.

 

**PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

It is important to understand that if you say YES, that once your child is included in a team then that team is relying on them in order to compete.  If you don’t show the entire team cannot compete.  Conversely if you don’t nominate to compete you will not be able to turn up on the day and expect to be included.

 

In addition, as the title suggests this is a qualifying carnival. This carnival’s aim is to reduce the quantity of competitors in specific events to manageable quantities to ensure the State Championships can run to a given time schedule. eg Flags – at qualifying competitors for each age group will be reduced to the final 16 who will then compete at the State Championships for Medals.

 

But it also means that if a team (Jo, Peter, Alex, Sam) qualifies to compete at the State Championships that same team (Jo, Peter, Alex, Sam) must compete.  There may be an allowance to alter a team member due to illness or injury but only after petition to the Carnival referee is successful. So again, when nominating for qualifying, please consider that you will be required to attend both Qualifying as well as State Championship Carnivals if successful.

 

SO PLEASE THINK CAREFULLY WHEN NOMINATING TO ATTENDING THIS QUALIFYING CARNIVAL

 

Note – The 1 km Team Run will be competed down to Medals. That means that the Heats, Semi-finals and Finals will be run for each Age Group on this day, with medals presented at the State Championship Carnival 2 weeks later.

 

Club Championships – 3rd March

We have a date confirmed for Club Championships 3rd of Match.  On this day, not only will the Juniors have their championship competition we will also see our Senior compete.  Masters are also encouraged to participate.

 

              Seniors Start at 9am         –      Juniors start at 10am

 

Come down and see our Seniors in action, then muster at the usual place at 9:45am

More details to follow………..

 

 State Championships – 9th – 11th March – Glenelg SLSC

We are beginning to get further clarification regarding State Championships.  Whilst no Schedule is available the following will give you an idea of which events will be on each day

 

Day 1 – 9th March

From 5pm – 2 Person and 5 Person RnR Heats

 

Day 2 – 10th March

Sprints           All Age Groups              Semi’s / Finals

Flags              All Age Groups              Semi’s / Finals

Iron Person     U11 – U13                    Finals

Swim             All Age Groups              Heats/Semi’s/Finals

Board             All Age Groups              Heats/Semi’s/Finals

Wade             U8 – U10                     Heats/Semi’s/Finals

2 Person and 5 Person RnR                  Semi’s/Finals

 

Day 3 – 11th March

March Past

All Age Beach Relay

Beach Relay           All Age Groups              Heats/Semi’s/Finals

Swim Teams          U9 – U13                     Heats/Semi’s/Finals

Cameron Relay              U9 – U13                     Heats/Semi’s/Finals

Board Relay           U11 – U13                    Heats/Semi’s/Finals

Board Relay           U9 – U10                     Finals

Wade Relay            U8 – U10                     Heats/Semi’s/Finals

 

Junior Lifesaver of the Year Presentations

 

More information will become available over the next few weeks so please watch this space.

 

 

Junior Presentation Day – 12th March

(Day after State Champs)

Junior Presentation Day will take place on Monday 12th March (Adelaide Cup Day) with all groups in attendance U7’s all the way through to Under 13’s.  Timing is TBC but the day will involve the following:

  • Shaving Cream Fight on the Beach (beware parents if you’re on the beach you’re fair game, trust me, I learnt the hard way!)
  • BBQ
  • Presentations for each age group

 

Upcoming Notable Dates –

 

24 Feb        –     Junior Qualifying – Grange

3 Mar               –     Club Junior Championships

          9 Mar               –     RnR Heats

           10/11 Mar       –     RnR Semi-Finals & Finals

Junior State Championships – Glenelg

12 Mar      –     Junior Presentation Day U7 – U13

A proud moment for the Club!

Semaphore Surf Life Saving is very proud to see two of our prior Nippers whom are still active members achieve their dreams today. Proud moment for The Bisset & Purdie families. Great to see some of our other serving members got to graduation ceremony. Congratulations to all who graduated today.

Final ARTC Training for the 2017/18 Season

Andrew Spencer will be running his first ARTC course with support of Michael Kenny on the Training Patrol on:

Saturday 10 March 11:30 – 18:00

Monday 2nd April 11:30 until 18:00

 

You will be signed on for Patrol and training will commence once Patrol is set up and you will have breaks throughout the day to go for roving patrols and generally support the patrol as well as completing your award so if you are around and there are requests to cover these patrols please do offer to cover the members of the patrol that are away and get your qualification at the same time. Pre assessment will be at the end of at 3pm on the Monday 2 April.

 

Proposed assessment date at this stage is Monday 9 April in the evening depending upon Assessor capacity so please if interested but assessment date does not work let us know now and we can look at alternative date that works for this interested.

 

Please can you register your interest in this course with Jennie at instructor@semaphoreslsc.com.au

 

Thanks Jennie

Congratulations to New Bronze Medallion Holders and Assessors

Congratulation to Jack Zille who recently returned to the club for progressing from his SRC to Bronze Medallion on Saturday 3 February. Also Congratulations to David Sands who gained his Bronze Medallion on Sunday 21 January but unfortunately not managed to get a photo as yet. Thank you to the commitment of the trainers whom have covered training patrol over the last 3 patrols to ensure that all candidates have been able to be trained. A big thank you to Jennifer Hansen whom as well as training the October Holidays Squad has undertaken her 3 Probationary assessments with Surf Life Saving to become an assessor of Bronze Medallion and SRC. Please contact Jennie on instructor@semaphoreslsc.com.au if you are interested in undertaking any training.

Junior Weekly Report

Printable Nippers Calendar – Click Here

**** CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS ****

We have a date confirmed for Club Championships 3rd of Match.  On this day, not only will the Juniors have their championship competition we will also see our Senior compete.

 

Seniors Start at 9am.  Juniors start at 10am

 

Come down and see our Seniors in action, then muster at the usual place  at 9:45am

 

More details to follow………..

 

 

Board Training

No board training this Friday, We’re all at Normanville!!

 

Semaphore Training as Usual for U7’s and U8’s

Training for the U7’s will be available as usual at Semaphore with our U7’s Age Group manager.  Muster to be on the Grass across from the Patrol Shed on the Northern side of the main club building.

Todd will be there as Age Group Manager so please volunteer to help him where you can. Don’t wait to be asked!!

 

Junior Carnival 3 – Normanville – 11th February

Our 3rd Junior Carnival for 2018 is located at Normanville on 11th of February. The event schedule has not been amended  – provided below for your information.

 

RnR Training – 10 February 9am

There will be a 2 person RnR training at Normanville – meet on the foreshore.

 

Training – 10 February

As many families choose to stay at or around Normanville for the weekend, training on Saturday 10th February for U8’s to U13’s will be at Normanville SLSC at 11am.   With a BBQ Lunch to follow on the Grass. Yes I know you’ve hear this before but we need to provide our own water cover for this training so any qualified Parents or Siblings that can help in this regard would be greatly appreciated.

 

Dinner Saturday Night – 10 February

We have a booking at Normanville Pub for Dinner. We have been asked to come early at around 5pm and they are making some dedicated tables available for us so please be punctual.  This means that potentially we will need to move through in batches but we will see when we get there. Orders will be taken from 5pm.  There will be approx. 60 people that they will be serving aside from their usual dinner set so please be patient.

 

Menu can be perused here https://www.facebook.com/NormanvilleHotel/menu/

 

Water Cover

On the day of Carnival, we will again require Water Cover, 2 people at any one time at least 1 of them a Bronze Medal Holder. Please send nominations to Paul Breden, patrols@semaphoreslsc.com.au . Big thanks to those who have already offered their assistance.

 

Officials

In addition Semaphore is also required to provide 5 Officials for this carnival so anyone able to help in this regard please contact Junior Convener, Bruce Moseley 0428 580 507.

 

RnR State Titles

There has been some clarification regarding RnR State titles.

Heats for both Junior 2 person and Junior 5 person RnR will be held on what is now being called Day 1 of States 9th of March 2018 at 5pm which will see the teams reduced to Semi-Finals

Semi-Finals and (most likely) Finals will be held in the afternoon on Day 2 of States 10th of March 2018.

 

 

Junior Presentation Day – 12th March (Day after State Champs)

Junior Presentation Day will take place on Monday 12th March (Adelaide Cup Day) with all groups in attendance U7’s all the way through to Under 13’s.  Timings TBC but the day will involve the following:

  • Shaving Cream Fight on the Beach (beware parents if you’re on the beach your fair game, trust me, I learnt the hard way!)
  • BBQ
  • Presentations for each age group

 

 

Upcoming Notable Dates –

3 Feb        –        Club Junior Championships

10 Feb        –        U8 – U13 Junior Training – Normanville

U7 Training Semaphore

11 Feb        –        Junior Carnival – Normanville

24 Feb        –        Junior Qualifying – Grange

9 Mar         –        RnR Heats

              10/11 Mar           –    RnR Semi-Finals & Finals

Junior State Championships – Glenelg

12 Mar       –        Junior Presentation Day U7 – U13

Junior Weekly Report

The junior part of the shed has now been completely packed up, a HUGE thanks to those members of JONES PATROL for coming in early helping to clear everything out last Friday (Australia Day)

 

Board Training

As usual this Friday 5:00pm for a 5:15pm start

 

Semaphore Training as Usual for U7’s and U8’s

Training for the U7’s and 8’s will be available as usual at Semaphore with our U7’s Age Group manager.  Muster to be on the Grass across from the Patrol Shed on the Northern side of

the main club building.

 

Todd will be taking care of both groups so please volunteer to help him where you can.  Don’t wait to be asked!!

 

Branch Finale – 3rd February

It’s finally here.  The branch series finale at Southport SLSC.  This Carnival will see the Branches compete against each other.  That’s right well be on the same side as Grange, West Beach, and Henly Beach

I’m pleased to announce or Branch Cap Colour is ‘RED’

 

Nominations have been taken and Team allocations will be sent via E-Mail later in the week

 

Please Note:   We require 1 Official AND 1 Water Cover person at any one stage so bring your gear and we’ll organize a roster that morning.

 

The proposed schedule for this carnival is:

Please Note as you can see from the supplied maps access to parking is restricted and there is a large walk from the parking area so please allow plenty of time to ensure you make the start of the first event.

 

Junior Carnival 3 – Normanville – 11th February

Our 3rd Junior Carnival for 2018 is located at Normanville on 11th of February. The preliminary event schedule has been released and is provided below for your information.

As many families choose to stay at or around Normanville for the weekend, training on Saturday 10th February for U8’s to U13’s will be at Normanville SLSC at 11am, with marshalling on the grass area at 10:45am. We will need to provide our own water cover for this training so any qualified Parents or Siblings that can help in this regard would be greatly appreciated.

On the day of Carnival, we will again require Water Cover,2 People at any one time at least 1 of them a Bronze Medal Holder. Please send nominations to Paul Breden, patrols@semaphoreslsc.com.au . Big thanks to those who have already offered their assistance.

In addition Semaphore is also required to provide 5 Officials for this carnival so anyone able to help in this regard please contact Junior Convener, Bruce Moseley 0428 580 507.

 

***Change to Dinner Saturday***

I have enough people interested to arrange a booking for Dinner on the Saturday Night prior to the carnival. We have however been contacted by the Normanville SLSC who will have their bistro open on Friday and Saturday Night. I intend to book our dinner at their club rather that the Normanville Pub, that is after some due diligence on their capacity or unless there is a huge vote against it.  A menu will be available shortly.

Junior Presentation Day – 12th March (Day after State Champs)

Junior Presentation Day will take place on Monday 12th March (Adelaide Cup Day) with all groups in attendance U7’s all the way through to Under 13’s.  Timings TBC but the day will involve the following:

  • Shaving Cream Fight on the Beach (beware parents if you’re on the beach your fair game, trust me, I learnt the hard way!)
  • BBQ
  • Presentations for each age group

 

 

Upcoming Notable Dates –

               3 Feb          –        U9 – U13 Branch Carnival Finale – Southport

U7 – U8 only Training Semaphore

10 Feb        –        U8 – U13 Junior Training – Normanville

U7 Training Semaphore

11 Feb        –        Junior Carnival – Normanville

24 Feb        –        Junior Qualifying – Grange

10/11 Mar           –    Junior State Championships – Glenelg

12 Mar       –        Junior Presentation Day U7 – U13

 

For a printable version of these upcoming dates with details use the following link: 31/1 Update  – Nippers Calendar and Assoc Info

 

Finally a special thank you to all the patrol & Club members for their help on Friday cleaning up the junior side of the club.

 

 

A Note from the President

It’s really happening! All systems are go for the rebuild and we have a few important things to do to make it happen smoothly.

 

Firstly a big thanks to those who helped out last weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) and the two weeks prior, some tireless efforts from some brave volunteers who gave up their mornings/afternoons in some less than ideal conditions to sort, shred and move documents, goods, fixtures, fittings, competition gear, uniforms and other sundry items to storage or trash.

 

Last meals at the club for several months will be this Thursday and Friday, expect some more great specials and say a fond farewell, for now at least, to our kitchen staff who’ve delivered a great product and shown the flexibility to work with an environment run by volunteers.

 

This Saturday morning after “the last supper” we want to get stuck in to the kitchen and get packing what we can from in there, cooking utensils, pots, pans and “crocklery” (the word that came out of my mouth when I was trying to say either cutlery or crockery last Saturday evening on the balcony).  There will be some reasonably light weight work in the kitchen boxing and some heavier work moving boxes from the kitchen to containers or skip.  There is also the office and a few other bits and pieces to be tucked away. The fun will begin at 9:00am so if you can spare an hour or two (or more) at some stage through the day your help will be greatly appreciated.

 

There is also a gym full of goodies to be packed and stacked for storage (many thanks to Owen) and a beautiful old wooden boat to be lifted from the ceiling and taken to a temporary resting place.

 

Sunday Kevvy Metal returns – hopefully to the balcony this time to deliver his power packed performance through one of his many bands – think 70’s 80’s 90’s Rock and Roll, big crowd, big fun drink specials, sausage sizzle “Be there or be Elsewhere!”.  $10 a head with drink specials.  party gets underway at 2pm.

 

We hand over the keys to the club on Monday 12th Feb and projected date for completion is early August.  We will have weekend drinks from the shed and will organize some club nights at other venues when the weather gets serious.  I’ll work with the board and Kate “Queen of Comms” Newman to keep you up to date so look out for bulletins for other social events, footy tipping etc and let us know if you have any ideas for other off season socials.

 

Mick Kenny

Closing Down Party this Sunday!

Get along to our Closing Down Party this Sunday 4th February.  Legendary local band Deep Throat will be entertaining us as we prepare for an exciting new refurbishment of the Club ready for the new season.

$10 a head & Drink Specials at the Club.

Junior Weekly Report

Board Training

No Board training on Australia Day.

 

Nippers Training ***** Start Time 10:am*****

Given the extreme temperatures this Saturday Junior Training has been brought forward to 10:00am in order to evade most of the heat.  Muster at the usual spot at 9:45am.

 

Post Training BBQ – U7’s

BBQ after training this week to be run by the U7’s, with volunteers required as usual.

 

Nipperthon 2018 – 28th January

Nominations are still open for SLSSA’s Nipperthon at West Beach SLSC  on this Sunday 28th January.  Marshalling from 8:30  with the events startin at 9am. Nipperthon is an Ironman style event open to Age Groups U’9s – 13’s with separate events for both individuals and teams of 2-3.  Registration is required. More information and to resister use following link. SLSSA Nipperthon ’18

If you require the use of a Club Board to compete please see Steph Breden (Junior Sports Secretary) on Saturday or send her a Text message on 0429 046 362 for details.

 

Branch Finale – 3rd February

The branch series carnivals will culminate in a finale on 3rd February at Southport SLSC.  This Carnival will see the Branches compete against each other.  That’s right well be on the same side as Grange, West Beach, Henly, and North Haven.  Competitors from each Branch will be issued with a Branch Cap to compete in and to identify the different teams.

** Please Note that training for the U7’s and 8’s will be available as usual at Semaphore with our U7’s Age Group manager.  Muster to be on the Grass across from the Patrol Shed on the Northern side of the main club building.

Nominations have been taken and more details will hopefully be available this week

The proposed schedule for this carnival is:

Junior Carnival 3 – Normanville – 11th February

Our 3rd Junior Carnival for 2018 is located at Normanville on 11th of February. The preliminary event schedule has been released and is provided below for your information.  Please let your Age Group Manager if you will be available to compete at this Carnival.

As many families choose to stay at or around Normanville for the weekend, training on Saturday 10th February for U8’s to U13’s will be at Normanville SLSC. Time TBC. We will need to provide our own water cover for this training so any qualified Parents or Siblings that can help in this regard would be greatly appreciated.

On the day of Carnival, we will again require Water Cover, 2 People at any one time at least 1 of them a Bronze Medal Holder. Please send nominations to Paul Breden, patrols@semaphoreslsc.com.au . Big thanks to those who have already offered their assistance.

In addition Semaphore is also required to provide 5 Officials for this carnival so anyone able to help in this regard please contact Junior Convener, Bruce Moseley 0428 580 507.

 

** ROI for Dinner at Normanville Hotel***

Please register your interest in having Dinner at the Normanville Hotel on the Saturday evening prior to the Carnival by 12pm Sunday 28th January to Steph on 0429 046 362 (please include number of people).  If we get enough interest we will try to arrange a reserved area well as ask them to open their kitchen early to cope with us all.

 

Junior Presentation Day – 12th March (Day after State Champs)

Junior Presentation Day will take place on Monday 12th March (Adelaide Cup Day) with all groups in attendance U7’s all the way through to Under 13’s.  Timings TBC but the day will involve the following:

  • Shaving Cream Fight on the Beach (beware parents if you’re on the beach you’re fair game, trust me, I learnt the hard way!)
  • BBQ
  • Presentations for each age group

 

Upcoming Notable Dates –

 

28 Jan        –        SLSSA Nipperthon – West Beach

3 Feb          –        U9 – U13 Branch Carnival Finale – Southport

U7 – U8 only Training Semaphore

10 Feb        –        U8 – U13 Junior Training – Normanville

U7 Training Semaphore

11 Feb        –        Junior Carnival – Normanville

24 Feb        –        Junior Qualifying – Grange

10/11 Mar           –    Junior State Championships – Glenelg

12 Mar       –        Junior Presentation Day U7 – U13

***Club Champ dates TBC

 

For a printable version of these upcoming dates with details use the following link. Nippers Calendar & assoc Info

 

Stay safe in the hot weather.  See you on the beach!