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.


Nippers beats the nasty weather

Well it would have been tough going at the Senior Carnival today but Nippers scored some great weather on Saturday.  It’s so wonderful to see so many of our young members sharing their knowledge and experience with our little ones this season.  Many of the Assistant coaches are Seniors, like Ella Edwards pictured taking the Under 7’s through a Flags session, that have only just finished in Nippers in the last couple of years themselves.  This is what our Club is all about.

It was a tough gig on Patrol Saturday, watching the sky-divers do their thing and patrolling the beach in almost perfect conditions.  If you are a parent and want to get more involved consider challenging yourself by becoming a patrol member at the Club.  There’s plenty of training opportunities.




See you on the beach next weekend!


More members ready for Patrol!

Congratulations to Connor Tunbridge, Ryan Christie & Brooke Moseley for achieving their Bronze Medallion and Matilda Kaftan for gaining her Surf Rescue Certificate on Friday 20 October 2017. Looking forward to getting a photo of this group at some point in their uniform

Congratulations to our newest Patrol members!

Congratulations to Georgia and Mykenzie who have transitioned from SRC to Bronze Medallion holders. Welcome aboard Sarah, Emily, Teagan, Neli, Holly and Naish as new SRC to patrols this year.  The beach community is set to be well looked after this Summer!

Rescue Ready facility officially opened

The Rescue Ready Facility has been officially opened. Senator Simon Birmingham doing the official honours on behalf of the Federal Government who funded the project.  The new facility has already become an invaluable asset to the Club, allowing for easy start up of patrols so that we can be on the beach for the community.


Proficiency Dates

Here are the remaining dates for ARTC, SRC & Bronze proficiencies and those wishing to complete an ATV assessment (need to complete ATV operator workbook & bring drivers license to be sighted):

Saturday 14 October -Loydy Patrol

Sunday 15 October – Freaky Patrol

Saturday 21 October – Jones Patrol

Sunday 26 October– Tidwell Patrol

Saturday 2 December – Brooksy Patrol

Sunday 10 December – Simsy Patrol

Saturday 23 December – Wickman Patrol


The first proficiency of the year support the Ducky Patrol to get 5 members dryly proficient. Please can ATV drivers please ensure that their license is on their member details on the online portal and that they bring their license on patrol to be sighted. Those still needing to complete the ATV course please complete the workbook. The ATV Training Guide is in the portal library so go to this link https://portal.sls.com.au then click library go down to Lifesaving Learning Guides then you want to open ATV Operator Certificate Learning guide.


Online proficiencies for 2017-18 Season are here at https://portal.sls.com.au  (please use Chrome or Google to access this even when using devices as Safari results in the course not being logged as completed.)

Once logged in (any issues with logging in call 1300 724 006) go to courses at the top of the page – this takes you to SLSA E-Learning – press login. Once in, press Training Library and pick Skill maintenance. Pick 2017/18 courses.

SRC to do Resuscitation & Radio

Bronze Resuscitation and radios

IRB crew and drivers to do the powercraft

Training Update

The training season has started well with 2 Top up Bronze  and 6 new SRC’s training at State Centre who will be assessed on Friday 13 October. At Semaphore Jennifer Hansen has been training 3 Top up Bronze and 1 new SRC at Semaphore whom are preparing to undertake their assessment on Friday 20 October.

The First Training Patrol took place on Saturday 7 October and there was a good turn out and lots of direct training undertaken. All SRC/Bronze theory training will be completed at these patrols So please register interest in any training with instructor@semaphoreslsc.com.au so we can keep you up to date.


Dates to work towards if interested in SRC/Bronze are:

Next Timed Swim will be Wednesday 1 November

Next Training Patrol is Sunday 5 November


ARTC Course is running on 14 & 15 October 10am until 5pm.

There are 3 people registered and so there is still space but will need to complete the online workbook which can be accessed via: https://portal.sls.com.au (please use Chrome or Google to access this even when using devices as Safari results in the course not being logged as completed.)

Once logged in (any issues with logging in call 1300 724 006) go to courses at the top of the page this takes you to SLSA E-Learning press login. Once in press Training Library and pick SLS Lifesaving then pick SLS- ARTC please  ensure this is complete by Friday 13 October so I can check that these are completed at start of training.

Rescue Ready Facility Opening Ceremony

The Rescue Ready Facility will be officially opened this Saturday the 14th October at 3:00pm right after Nippers.

Senator Simon Birmingham will be doing the official opening on behalf of the Federal Government who funded the project.

We’d love to see you all there to celebrate this great new addition to our Club.


Updated Training Opportunities

Please refer to the link below for updated training opportunities for those seeking First Aid, SRC, Bronze, ARTC, ATV qualifications and proficiency dates:

SSLS Training 2017/18 as at 20-09-17

There are many ways you can become an active member of the Club.  Challenge yourself and feel the sense of achievement!


Thursday 12 October 2017

7.00 pm sharp at Glenelg Surf Club
$10 Surf Bronze holders

Please mention your club’s name when booking

$50 General Public
Cash only on the night
Photo ID to be produced eg Drivers licence
Minimum age 16

Bookings by email only to
Reply promptly if interested in attending

These sessions fill very fast – limit 30

See following site for handbook and practice questions