Port Christmas Pageant – Come and join the fun!

 

We will be entering a float at this year’s Port Adelaide Christmas Pageant, which is being held on Saturday November 17th in Port Adelaide.  It would be great to have as many Juniors and Seniors marching as possible.

We understand that its the night before the first Carnival but we are expected to be finished by 7pm.

We will be towing one Surf Boat and will take up to ten juniors in the boat. Names will be taken on a first come first served basis but with priority placed on the younger children getting preference over the older kids.

We would love to see any SRC’s and Bronzies in uniform to assist in supervising while the floats are in motion!!!

Sorry mums/dad’s with younger kids your attendance will also be required!!

Dress for the day is:

  • Semaphore Skull Caps for all juniors and Semaphore training Shirts for all juniors that have them
  • Patrol hats and shirts for seniors and patrolling members.
  • If you are a non patrolling parent please wear any Semaphore gear that you have
  • Optional tinsel and Christmas decorations – that’s up to you.

More info will be supplied soon.

For any questions and to confirm your attendance and claim a place in a surf boat, please email Steph Breden at juniorsec@semaphoreslsc.com.au

Training and Assessment update

Semaphore Surf Life Saving Club was excited to be able to open its doors to the first Bulk Bronze Assessment on Saturday 20 October 2018. 18 young people stepped from SRC to Bronze Medallion Holder from 3 separate clubs.  The majority completed their Logbook by 5pm on the day. Congratulations to all and welcome to being a Bronze Medallion Holder at Semaphore Emily, Taya, Cameron, Jasmin, Brigid, Mykenzie, Emma, Charlize.  We look forward to having you continue to patrol our beaches. Good luck to our 3 SRC’s undertaking their assessment on 28 October 2018.
Those interested in gaining any qualifications this year please email Jennie on instuctor@semaphoreslsc.com.au please note Bronze and SRC training is taking place most weekends and we can organise to link you in.

Club Proficiency Update

The next Semaphore Club proficiency is running on Sunday 28 October so please come along from 11:30am to undertake Bronze & ARTC updates and assessment.

This is a good time to be completing your online component.  Click HERE for the link.  For the help guide click HERE

The following need to be completed:
Resuscitation and Radio (SRC and Bronze)
Powercraft (IRB crew & Driver)

All Patrolling members are also required to complete Safer Clubs and Safeguarding Children and Young People Awareness Course which is located in the Safety and Wellbeing rather than in the Skills Maintenance.

Future Semaphore Club Proficiencies:
Sunday 25 November – Tidswell Patrol
Sunday 2 December – Simsy Patrol
Sunday 9 December – Lloydy Patrol
Saturday 15 December – Wickman Patrol
Saturday 29 December – Jones Patrol

 

Training Patrols

The First Training Patrol of the season was well attended by a range of people training for both SRC and Bronze, some using it as a refresher and others starting from scratch. The group concentrated on The Human Body, Defibrillation and basic oxygen and Radio Operation as well as waterwork.  4 out of the 6 Patrols will have a trainer to support our commitment to getting members qualified.

If interested in completing any qualifications this season please contact Jennie on instructor@semaphoreslsc.com.au

Bronze and SRC Assessments

Semaphore Surf Life Saving would like to congratulate Cooper Clee on gaining his Bronze Medallion by completing his assessment at Seacliff on Saturday 13 October and undertaking 2 patrols.

We would also like to congratulate and welcome our 10 new Surf Rescue Certificate holders Clarice, Lucia, Olivia, Fionn, Tanisha, Mariah, Sam, Ashleigh, Chloe and Shay who passed their assessment on 13th October and completed their first patrol.

Good luck to the 8 Bronze Medallion candidates being assessed at Semaphore on Saturday 20th October and the 3 SRC’s being assessed on 28 October.

Proficiencies

Congratulations to Brooksy Patrol  for undertaking their Proficiency at the first opportunity of the season on Sunday 14th October.  The next opportunity is Sunday 28 October so please come along from 11:30am.

This is a good time to be completing your online component and here is the link:
https://members.sls.com.au

There is help guide at: https://help.sls.com.au/SLSAmembers-Area-Guide-v1.pdf

The following needs to be completed:
Resuscitation and Radio (SRC and Bronze)
Powercraft (IRB crew & Driver)

All Patrolling members are also required to complete Safer Clubs and Safeguarding Children and Young People Awareness Course which is located in the Safety and Wellbeing rather than in the Skills Maintenance.

Future Proficiencies:
Sunday 25 November – Tidswell Patrol
Sunday 2 December – Simsy Patrol
Sunday 9 December – Lloydy Patrol
Saturday 15 December – Wickman Patrol
Saturday 29 December – Jones Patrol

Online Proficiencies are up and running

Online Proficiencies are available now!

Please use this guide to help you complete your online proficiency. Patrols will be commencing on Saturday 13th October so use this month to prepare.  SRC’s undertaking their Bronze Medallion in October do not need to complete SRC Proficiency. All patrolling members are required to complete Child Safe online.

https://help.sls.com.au/SLSA-Members-Area-Guide-v1.pdf

Membership Day – Sunday 23rd September

If you are keen to join the Semaphore SLSC or are ready to renew your membership there are a couple of ways you can do that.  You can join or renew online straight away.  But if you prefer the face to face experience we will be having our annual Membership Registration Day on Sunday 23rd September between 12 and 4pm.

Come down and say hello and we will support you to join or renew online.

To get things sorted online before then click HERE.

Below is an outline of this year’s Membership fees:

 

 

  2018/19
Regular With Competition Fee*
Family  (2 Active or social + unlimited junior/cadet, active 15-18 years or active concession in the same household) $300 $390
Junior (5-13 years of age)

Cadet (SRC 13-15 years of age)

Active (15-18 years)

Active (concession or apprenticeship/traineeship)

$120 $175
Active (18+ years) $160 $215
Social $135
Supporter $55

If you have forgotten either your Username or Password, please follow the options contained within the link.  Once logged on, please select the ‘Membership’ Tab at the top of the page & proceed to the ‘Renewals, Payments & Transfers’ option.

Should you have any questions please don’t hesitate to email secretary@semaphoreslsc.com.au

 

Bronze Top Up and SRC Course in October 2018 School Holidays

We have a trainer that has proposed that they are available to offer a training on Friday 5th, Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th October 2018 to support your child to be proficient for the start of the season with an assessment to be booked Saturday 20 October.  To make this practical we need at least 10 candidates to confirm that they will be attending for this to be a course and please note that if not yet of age by the date of assessment you are welcome to train with your friends and keep attending the training patrol as refresher until you can undertake assessment.

The Timed swim for start of season will be Wednesday 19 September at Largs Pool and time will be confirmed.

If we have at least 10 members it  would mean that we would be looking at organising a First Aid Course on either Saturday 22 September or Sunday 23 September at our club if we have sufficient numbers state that they are wanting this course and link to the training in October or on training Patrols thereafter.

Please email instructor@semaphoreslsc.com.au to register your interest by Wednesday 28 February 2018 and advise your preferred date for the First Aid course and you will be sent the full details and asked to join the facebook group for this training.

Thanks in advance the Training Team

Important message regarding Radio Communications

To Club Captains, Lifesaving, Chief Instructors, Radio Officers, Club Administration Officers as listed in Surfguard;

This season has seen SLSSA transition to a digital network for our radio communications. As with any change as significant as this, we have seen some teething problems. SLSSA and the SurfCom team are continuing to work together, along with our vendor, to ensure that we get the best network possible.

  • The “heartbeat” of the network has been adjusted to 1 minute. This will significantly reduce the amount of time radios will spend waiting for network acknowledgements, mitigating busy or off air events.
  • We continue to work towards installing the full repeater into O’Sullivans Beach boat ramp which will greatly improve the radio coverage in that area. Unfortunately, we have been delayed on delivering on this to its full capacity by means outside of our control.
  • There are further plans in place to improve coverage to those clubs that are currently experiencing outages.

 

We do acknowledge that some of the issues with the radio use comes down to the operator and how they use the radio. Correct use of the radio will vastly improve the communication system.

With this in mind, attached is the SLSSA Radio Network Information Sheet providing some basic information on how to use the SLSSA digital radios.

 

Included in the Radio Information Sheet are two links to training videos that detail best practice for radio use. They are as follows;

1.1 Radio Operating Techniques | Best Practice for Radio Users | Tait Radio Academy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ib6Aw-Jh-Wc

2.1 How to use Radio your Microphone | Best Practice for Radio Users | Tait Radio Academy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_Pu0bPM1Is

 

Please ensure that this information, both the fact sheet and links to the videos, is circulated to ALL patrolling members. Distribute accordingly as appropriate to your club i.e. in your patrol rooms, radio rooms or by internal means.

If you have any queries or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact the Lifesaving Department.