flags out the front

Under 9 news from Brad

Over the past two weeks we have seen some great efforts in the under 9 age group.

We had 10 children complete their first Ocean Timed Swim last Saturday in choppy conditions and have had an additional 11 complete their survival float and 25m evaluation swim.

With another nice weekend forecast we will definitely see more kids complete their swim.

A special mention to TJ who did 2 Ocean Timed Swims on Saturday and was wanting to do more.

Excellent effort by all of the kids for having a go at these testing activities.

Coach Brad

Semaphore Beach and Flag

Juniors news from Pat

The canteen is back!
The canteen will open at the conclusion of training each week, from around 2.15pm. Each week we require  3 to 4 helpers and this week the Under 13’s are supplying support for the canteen.

A huge thanks to Trudy and Wendy!

Flags and Sprints
We welcome and thank  Jack Zille for coming out and helping our kids with some specialist training and tips for flags and this week he will be spending some time on the sprint track this week and again thank you.

New Boards
We would like to thank the West Beach Community Bank for their donation of two new nipper boards that will arrive shortly.

Ocean Timed Swims
We will continue to complete as many proficiency swims as we can this week – Good Luck with the swims

Don’t forget if you want to order the BSc bathers or club bags you need to prepay these orders at the uniform shop

Beach Series

Nominations are now being sought for event 1 and 2 of the 2014/15 beach series.

The beach series includes flags and sprints and is open to male and female competitors in U13, U14, U15, U17, U19, Open and Masters.

Event 1 is to be held at Henley Beach SLSC on Friday 31st October – marshalling at 4.30pm for a 5pm start.

Event 2 is to be held at Somerton SLSC on Friday 21st November – marshalling at 4.30pm for a 5pm start.

If you are keen to nominate in either/both events can you please contact Karin Humphrey at kaz412@bigpond.com or on 0403221592 by Tuesday 28th October.

State Team – Expression of Interest

This year SLSSAs State and Representative Team Managemet Group are calling for expressions of interest from athletes wishing to be selected in the STATE TEAM.

This State team will consist of a senior team (6 male and 6 female open competitors) and a youth team (4 male and 4 female U19 plus 2 male and 2 female U17 competitors).

For information regarding the State team including events that selectors will be present at plus the expression of interest form please copy the below link and paste in your browser window: –


If you would like to read the selection policy this can be found at the link below: –


If you are keen to be considered for this year’s State team please fill out the required expression of interest form and email it to Karin Humphrey at kaz412@bigpond.com by Wednesday 29th October.  All forms from the club will then be submitted to SLSSA together.

For any further information please contact Karin on the above email address or on 0403221592.




Board and Ski Series – Event 2

Event 2 of the 2014/15 Board and Ski Series is to be held at Christies Beach SLSC on Saturday 25th October. Marshalling will be at 1.30pm for a 2pm start with an approximate finishing time of 4pm.

We had seven competitors ranging from U14 through to Open compete in the first event held at Southport so it would be great if we could get higher numbers for this, the last event in the series.

This event is open to all male and female U13/14/15 (board only) and U17/19/Open/Masters (board and ski) competitors.

If total numbers competing across all clubs are sufficient the aim is to have 3 races per age group per discipline.

Are you keen to compete? If so, please contact Karin Humphrey on 0403221592 or at kaz412@bigpond.com prior to Tuesday 21st October 12pm.


on the swingy thingy

Semafest is November 1st! Stick it in your diary and tell your friends.

Message from Heather:

“The countdown is on for one of best events this year, Semafest.

Our Sponsors will be there.

Western Sports Ortho & GP Practice will be offering free health checks.

West Beach Community Bank will be there to open accounts & answer any questions about their full banking services. Please bring id if opening accounts.

Discovery Holiday Park Semaphore are providing our outdoor movie cinema & offering discount accommodation for anyone who needs it.

Our new season merchandise will be available from our marquee as will Registration & come try forms.

See you there.

Heather Sibley

Juniors in their pink rashies

Juniors news from Pat

Message from Pat

“A warm welcome to everyone including our 47 come and try kids last weekend.

To assist us with our come and try kids, if anyone has any spare hi-vis tops that they can donate for these potential new nippers, it would be greatly appreciated. Please bring them upstairs and give them to one of the ladies on the registration table. With the weather predicted for Saturday we are expecting more come and try participants this weekend and if you have any spare hi-vis tops we will be very pleased.

This week we will again have pies, pasties, sausage rolls, donuts, coffee and salad rolls available from 11am upstairs have the a sausage sizzle at the end of training again this week and the cost for the sausage sizzle will be a $1.00 a sausage.

The lolly shop will be open at the conclusion of training this Saturday and thanks to Trudy for organising it, the lolly shop this week will be covered by the Under 11’s.

We congratulate those who competed in the ski and board series last weekend in Southport and a reminder to any Under 13’s and Under 14’s if you are interested in getting involved please speak with Karin on 0403221592.

Canteen Manager
As mentioned last week we are still looking for a canteen manager and anyone interested in taking on the role please contact Pat on 0419816911 or speak to me on Saturday.

The uniform shop will again be open from 10.45am to 12.15pm.

March Past and R&R
As mentioned last week if you are interested in finding out more about either march past or R&R please make sure you speak with your age group manager.

Anyone interested in finding out what is required to do your bronze please let me know.

Senior training camp

OPEN TO ALL SENIOR MEMBERS SRC AND ABOVE (beginners to experts, male and female).

SEMAPHORE CLUB TRAINING AND SURFING CAMP. Next weekend on Friday 17 and Saturday 18 October. Approximate cost is $22 a night (camp is two nights)at Chiton Rocks surf club.

Don’t know how to paddle a board or ski in waves? Now is your chance, there will be multiple training sessions a day to learn the basics or hone your skills.

Please get in contact with Nick Penny 0423757900 or Karin Humphrey 0403221592 if you are interested in coming. Sorry for the late notice but we had trouble getting final confirmation from the booking agency.

Look forward to seeing everyone there to get the season started

Don’t forget Semafest! November 1st.

Well we’re certainly heading for a great Semafest Day with radio station Fresh FM coming to broadcast from our event.

Make sure you check us out on the front page of the Messenger this week.

More a Gourmet food Vendors too!

So if you haven’t told everyone about it yet start spreading the word. The best free community event is happening on the 1st November & it’s called Semafest 2014.

Read more about the day on Weekend Notes.

Beach Training

Beach training with Jeff Bampton will re-commence this Sunday 12th October at 10am.

This is open to all U14s, Seniors and Masters.

Come along if you would like to improve your beach fitness as well as techniques in the disciplines of sprints, relays and flags.