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!

 

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.

 

IRB Crew Course

What better way to get some good use out of your wetsuit than completing your IRB crew certificate this winter. Neil Bissett will be running a crew course on the weekends in July with the exam early August. People must me current financial members, be at least 15 years of age with their bronze medallion as pre-requisites. Members with their crew certificate will be required to help out on patrol and water cover as required during the season.

An information night will be held at the Club Thursday Night 22nd June at 6pm for all interested parties to formally register , if you are unable to attend but would like to complete this Course please text Neil B 0417-478-512 for further course information.

Weekly Training Report

New Training Courses:

Bronze or SRC Course – Next course planned End of January/Start of February 2017

Last Chance for 2016/17 Season Or Prepare for 2017/18 Season

Please register your interest with jenniecharlton1@msn.com to get linked to the Closed facebook page where we can share new information.

 

Complete First Aid Course – Must be completed before starting training which may be as early as Sunday 15 January (There may be an info session held prior to this waiting for Trainers to confirm their availability.)

This is a pre-requisite for Bronze/SRC with Semaphore so please ensure you have completed your First Aid before your course is due to start.  If you need to undertake this Surf Life Saving SA has the following courses running 9am until 5pm at 2 Barcoo Road, West Beach, SA 5024 before the Bronze Course will commence:

January:        Thursday 12 January 2017 (members $90) or book with an external agency but will need certificate

book via Surf Life Saving SA (08) 8354 6900

TIMED SWIM – Wednesday 21 December at Portside Swim Centre at 8pm and if don’t make the swim then a Final opportunity Monday 9 January at 8pm:

Requirement:                      200m in 5 mins (SRC) OR 400m in 9 mins (Bronze)

Please note that if you are unable to meet this prerequisite before the course starts you will not be able to commence.

ONLINE WORKBOOK

You can buy the manual at the clothing store or bar for the theory information.  Please connect to the online workbook (must be completed prior to course commencing)

https://portal.sls.com.au then you login (any issues with logging in call 1300 724 006)

Once in then go to “lifesaving online”, then “courses”, then “go to login”, accept the conditions; then go to Training Library “SLS Lifesaving and pick either SRC or Bronze”..” Please note when it mentions payment the courses you are linking to are free for members.

 

Advanced Resus

We currently have 2 people registered.  This is a course to enable you to provide a higher level of oxygen using OP airway, oxy bag as well as suction.  Do you have Senior First Aid or Bronze Medallion?? If so let us know and we will get a course organised once we have 8 people. Dylan or Kylie have agreed to help run this course.

 

IRB Crew

Are you interested but not sure?? Watch this space for a Come and Try Hour at a time that Neil is on Patrol.

IRB Driver

Please note that you must be a Crew and have undertaken a good level of patrol hours covering Semaphore and more advanced waters and have a boat license which you must log with surf via the online portal. Once this is done register your interest.

 

Proficiencies:

Congratulations to Simsy Patrol for getting proficient.

Semaphore Training Team would like to thank you all for coming down & completing your proficiencies. 32 completed rescues & swim & 16 did their dry work. Extra call out to Michael for such a great job and to those that supported him deal with the numbers.

simsy-patrol

Final proficiency date: Monday 26 December

Dry proficiency will start at start of patrol

Need to complete Full proficiency or Dry Proficiency only please arrive no later than 1:00pm

Need to complete Wet proficiency only please arrive no later than 2:00pm. Please note that the assessor must see you do the rescue & so we can not have more than 2 rescues taking place at same time so do not be offended if asked to wait/ redo ( if we have not observed you)

The swim will take place at 3pm.

Also option of ATV proficiency/assessment (with completed workbook) from 3pm.

Please ensure you have done online  Skills Maintenance for the course that you have (ignore the ones you don’t)

“Proficiencies link to complete before your proficiencies patrol: http://portal.sls.com.au/, login, then “lifesaving online”, then “Library” then “Education/Training” then “member” then “SLSA” then lifesaver Learning Guides” and then “ATV Operator Certificate”

The biggest hassle is getting the login userid and password sorted if you don’t have access to the email/mobile phone connected to your SLS record. Please use the helpline to sort this

 

IRB Crew/Driver – No Dates at Semaphore

If unable to attend on the 2 options provided this year and still wish to be proficient please let Jennie Charlton know by end of this week (Sunday 4 December) on jenniecharlton1@msn.com as will need to organise to link you in with another club to complete proficiencies. We are dependent on other clubs for this assessment and so only option now is linking in with other clubs’ proficiencies so please do not approach Neil or Michael as they can only train this area not assess proficiency or assessment at this stage.

 

Training Weekly report

Qualifications Achieved:
Saturday 3 December Elaine Farmer and Nathan Amos assessed our Bronze/SRC Training Squad. Congratulations & welcome to our 2 new club members Izzy and Stephane for achieving their Bronze Medallion, Brigid, Charlize, Ella and Mykenzie from nippers achieving their SRC qualification and Spencer for achieving his Bronze Medallion Trainers.Qualification.

New Training Courses:
Bronze or SRC Course – Next course planned End of January/Start of February 2017
Last Chance for 2016/17 Season Or Prepare for 2017/18 Season
Please register your interest with jenniecharlton1@msn.com

Complete First Aid Course – Must be completed before starting training
This is a pre-requisite for Bronze/SRC with Semaphore so please ensure you have completed your First Aid before your course is due to start. If you need to undertake this Surf Life Saving SA has the following courses running 9am until 5pm at 2 Barcoo Road, West Beach, SA 5024 before the Bronze Course will commence:
December: Saturday 10 December 2016 OR Tuesday 20 December 2016,
January: Thursday 12 January 2017 OR Saturday 21 January 2017
book via Surf Life Saving SA (08) 8354 6900

TIMED SWIM – Wednesday 21 December at Portside Swim Centre
You can work on your swimming at the Portside Swim Centre on Wednesday nights – we have 4 people working on this as we speak so come along and join the fun
Requirement: 200m in 5 mins (SRC) OR 400m in 9 mins (Bronze)
Please note that if you are unable to meet this prerequisite before the course starts you will not be able to commence.

ONLINE WORKBOOK
You can buy the manual at the clothing store or bar for the theory information. Please connect to the online workbook (must be completed prior to course commencing)
https://portal.sls.com.au then you login (any issues with logging in call 1300 724 006)
Once in then go to “lifesaving online”, then “courses”, then “go to learning online”, accept the conditions; then go to Training Library “SKILLS MAINTENANCE”. SRC do “resus”, Bronze do “resus” and “radio”.” Please note when it mentions payment the courses you are linking to are free for members.

 

Advanced Resus
We currently have 2 people registered. This is a course to enable you to provide a higher level of oxygen using OP airway, oxy bag as well as suction. Do you have Senior First Aid or Bronze Medallion?? If so let us know and we will get a course organised once we have 8 people. Dylan or Kylie have agreed to help run this course.

IRB Crew
Are you interested but not sure?? Watch this space for a Come and Try Hour at a time that Neil is on Patrol.

IRB Driver
Please note that you must be a Crew and have undertaken a good level of patrol hours covering Semaphore and more advanced waters and have a boat license which you must log with surf via the online portal. Once this is done register your interest.

Proficiencies:
Congratulations to Skeeters Patrol for getting proficient.

skeeters-patrol
Semaphore Training Team would like to thank you all for coming down & completing your proficiencies. 32 completed rescues & swim & 16 did their dry work. Extra call out to Michael for such a great job and to those that supported him deal with the numbers.

Final proficiency date: Saturday 17 December
Dry proficiency will start at 10:30am on the grass at front door of the club.
Need to complete Full proficiency or Dry Proficency only please arrive no later than 1:00pm
Need to complete wet proficiency only please arrive no later than 2:00pm. Please note that the assessor must see you do the rescue & so we can not have more than 2 rescues taking place at same time so do not be offended if asked to wait/ redo ( if we have not observed you)

The swim will take place at 3pm.

Also option of ATV proficiency/assessment (with completed workbook) from 3pm.
Please ensure you have done online Skills Maintenance for the course that you have (ignore the ones you don’t)
“Proficiencies link to complete before your proficiencies patrol: http://portal.sls.com.au/, login, then “lifesaving online”, then “courses”, then “go to learning online”, click a few times, then see the section marked “SKILLS MAINTENANCE”. SRC do “resus”, Bronze do “resus” and “radio”.”
The biggest hassle is getting the login userid and password sorted if you don’t have access to the email/mobile phone connected to your SLS record. Please use the helpline to sort this

IRB Crew/Driver – No Dates at Semaphore
If unable to attend on the 2 options provided this year and still wish to be proficient please let Jennie Charlton know by end of this week (Sunday 4 December) on jenniecharlton1@msn.com as will need to organise to link you in with another club to complete proficiencies. We are dependent on other clubs for this assessment and so only option now is linking in with other clubs’ proficiencies so please do not approach Neil or Michael as they can only train this area not assess proficiency or assessment at this stage.

flag red and yellow

Water cover for schools required

It’s coming up to the end of the year and we have a few school patrols coming up. We’re looking for anyone who is able to head down and help out, even just for a few hours and need to know numbers as there are a significant number of kids for each school.

The club receives donations from each of the schools.  As we are heading into December, it’s a good way to catch up on your hours if you think you may be short.

At this point the dates stand as follows:

8th 9.00 – 2.30 Bethany Christian School

8th 9.30 – 2.30 Thomas More College
14th 10.30 – 2.00 Hope Christian College
15th time TBA Paralowie
15th 9.00 -1.00 Alberton Primary

Let me know on 0433423187 if you’re able to help out!

Cheers,

Jen Hansen

 

Training Weekly Report

Award Achieved

IRB Crew

On Saturday 19 November Neil Bisset and Mick Jarvis supported 5 new crew to be on our beach. Congratulations to Paul Breden, Paige Purdie, Leanne Larven, Mark Heffernan in gaining their award and Rhys Krauter for returning to crew after some time away.

irb-proficiency

Assessments Booked

Bronze/SRC – Saturday 3 December – 4 SRC and 2 Bronze – Congratulation to all for completing your pre-assessment on Saturday 19 November and good luck for the assessment  they will complete their first patrol that day and finish off with a celebration on the balcony so please come and congratulate our new members.

Training Officer – Saturday 3 December – Andrew Spencer will be being assessed with this squad as a trainer and as a insider who did pre-assessment it is looking good.

Proficiencies

Please ensure that you have completed your online Skills Maintenance for all your awards here is the link:

https://portal.sls.com.au  then login (any issues with logging in call 1300 724 006)  Once in then go to “lifesaving online”, then “courses”, then “go to learning online”, accept the conditions; then go to Training Library “SKILLS MAINTENANCE”. SRC do “resus”, Bronze do “resus” and “radio”.” Please note when it mentions payment the courses you are linking to are free for members.

Bronze/SRC and ARTC

Next Proficiency is during Patrol on Saturday 26 November.  The swim will be conducted at 3pm and you must have completed all other parts of assessment prior to then including rescues so if attending just to do proficiency please arrive no later than 1:45pm. If only have rescues and swim no later than 2:45pm.

Currently we have 40 people dryly proficient and the first 12 people completed their Rescues and Run/Swim/Run

ATV Driver

Next Proficiency at 3pm Saturday 26 November

IRB Crew/Driver

Please let me know if you were unable to attend and still wish to be proficient as the last option was completed last week with only 5 people being assessed.  We are dependent on other clubs and so only option now is linking in with other clubs’ proficiencies.

Waiting List for Courses

ATV

Firstly you must log your drivers licence with surf life saving using your online portal:

https://portal.sls.com.au   then go to “lifesaving online/renewals, then to “personal details” then you can add your drivers license and don’t forget to click submit once done (whilst your there please check email and mobile numbers)

You should have received an email with ATV Operator Certificate Learning Guide and Code of Conduct for you to complete and bring with you to the assessment if not you can find this in online portal.

https://portal.sls.com.au then library, then library then Education then member, then SLSA, then Lifesaver Learner Guides, then ATV Operator Certificate Learner Guide

We will be conducting ATV assessments/proficiency at 3pm On:

Saturday 26 November

Saturday 3 December

Saturday 17 December

Advanced Resus

We currently have 2 people registered.  This is a course to enable you to provide a higher level of oxygen using OP airway, oxy bag as well as suction.  Do you have Senior First Aid or Bronze Medallion?? If so let us know and we will get a course organised once we have 8 people. Dylan or Kylie have agreed to help run this course.

 

Bronze/SRC

Please ensure that you have completed your First Aid with Surf Life saving before your course is due to start, we have included November and December dates below as this is a pre-requisite for Bronze/SRC with Semaphore.

Timed Swim: You can work on your swimming at the Portside Swim Centre on Wednesday nights – we have 4 people working on this as we speak so come along and join the fun….

Actual date of Timed swim TBA (must be completed pre course starting)– Please advise jenniecharlton1@msn.com once ready for timed swim

Requirement:

200m in 5 mins (SRC)

400m in 9 mins (Bronze)

You can buy the manual at the clothing store or bar for the theory information.  Please connect to the online workbook(must be completed prior to course commencing)  https://portal.sls.com.au then you login (any issues with logging in call 1300 724 006)

Once in then go to “lifesaving online”, then “courses”, then “go to learning online”, accept the conditions; then go to Training Library “SKILLS MAINTENANCE”. SRC do “resus”, Bronze do “resus” and “radio”.” Please note when it mentions payment the courses you are linking to are free for members J

We would hope the latest a course would run is January/February 2017.  Please note that we have a trainer on semester break from Uni so if you have friends that are interested in a compressed course get them together and let us know.

 

IRB Crew

Are you interested but not sure?? Then “Come and Try” on 3rd December from 3:30pm until 4:30pm when Neil Bisset is on Patrol as Driver… be aware you may not be the only one

IRB Driver

Please note that you must be a Crew and have undertaken a good level of patrol hours covering Semaphore and more advanced waters and have a boat license which you must log with surf via the online portal. Once this is done register your interest.

 

Provide First Aid  – MUST BE DONE PRIOR TO SRC/BRONZE

Reduced cost course at $95 per person

Venue: Surf House 2 Barcoo Road West Beach, SA, 5024

Time: 9am until 5pm

Dates Options:

Saturday 26 November

Tuesday 29 November

Saturday 10 December

Tuesday 20 December.

Please book directly with Surf Life Saving SA on (08) 8354 690 or surflifesaving@surflifesavingsa.com.au

Thanks from the Training Team

Club Working Bee

Previous years has seen us run our Club Working Bee in September near the start of the season. The problem with that is a lot of damaged craft and other problems are forgotten over the winter period.

This year we will be running our first Club Working Bee on Sunday 29th May. Our goal is to check all gear for damage so we can plan to get it repaired over winter. Undertake a clean up and identify small and simple projects that we can complete over winter or at the next working bee.

The Working will run from 12-4pm, followed immediately by a boaties and a board/ski meeting, a BBQ and finally the club draw

If you have some time and are keen to help get the preseason started well then we would love to see you there. This is a whole club cleanup, so, many hands make light work!