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

Surf Boats Meeting

The Semaphore SLSC is having it’s Boaties meeting on Sunday 17th September at 4pm. The meeting is to give everyone some information about rowing this season.

An exciting time for some of our younger members.  This is the first year that Surf Life Saving is allowing members who are 15 years of age to row (in the right conditions), so we are inviting anyone aged 15 right through to Masters (there is a 60+ age group in Masters).

If you are a school rower looking for something different, a parent looking for some fitness while you kids are at Nippers or training, or someone looking for a change of scenery, then surf boat rowing is a great way to get involved with surf life saving in a team environment.  It won’t take you long to pick up the skills with some experienced coaches around the Club.-

For more information on what the top end of surf boat rowing looks like, check out this Youtube Clip

See you at the meeting!

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

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

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.


Season 2017/18 Training Opportunities

Timed Swim: Largs Bay Swim Centre, Victoria Road – Wednesday 13 September 8pm
Senior First Aid: Required prior to

SRC/Bronze Training & Welcome First Aiders on Patrol

Saturday 2 September: 9am til 5pm at Semaphore Surf Club Book online at: or phone State Centre 8354 6900 to book. If this date does not work please book into a public course with Surf Life Saving SA.

SRC Course/Top Up from SRC to Bronze Only
October school holidays – 29 Sept until 16 October
Likely to be over the 2 weeks with assessment 2 weekends after the holidays but will finalise once confirm availability of trainer. This will be a 4 day course for new SRC’s making it 5 days with First Aid and Top up Bronze participants need to attend 3 days. Those getting Bronze have additional option of adding the ARTC course by attending the dates below.

Bronze Course
Please note that from the start of Patrols there will be 2 set patrols that have First Aid only and SRC Patrol members will be linked with. All Training will occur on these patrols so please ensure that if you or your child wants to undertake SRC or Bronze training that you are linked to one of these patrols. It is important that those aiming for their award attend these sessions to ensure that we can make their journey to SRC or Bronze as fluid as possible.

ARTC: 14 & 15 October: 10am until 5pm – Will be signed in with Patrol including your proficiency – Register interest so that you can be sent link for the workbook which must be completed. Pre-assessment date to be organised. Assessment Monday 30 October – 6:30pm at Semaphore

Proficiencies & ATV Drivers Course
Please note as with this year all proficiencies and ATV Drivers courses will be completed during Patrol Times and that there is an expectation on members that if they are not linked to a Patrol or not able to attend on the date of the proficiency that they attend another set date.

Please email Jennie Charlton
if interested in undertaking these trainings or have interest in IRB Crew or Driver, Spinal, Pain Management or interested in becoming a Trainer or Assessor and have or would like to gain your Certificate 4 Training and Assessment.

Mental Health First Aid for Clubs- Introductory Offer

Recently SLSSA added Mental Health First Aid to its suite of delivered courses.

The course is designed for participants to learn skills and gain confidence to assist fellow members, the public. family and co-workers experiencing mental health problems. Mental Health First Aid is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until the appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves.

Although there is not a Surf Award attached to this training it gives participants a useful and relevant extension to their current First Aid skills and knowledge.

The 12 hour course is provided by private providers for $250 however SLSSA is pleased to advertise an Introductory offer of $50 for members and $100 for non-members. ( $80 Members / $130 Non- members after July 30) This includes a Mental Health First Aid Manual and certification by Mental Health First Aid Australia.

Course Dates:
8th – 9th July 9am – 3pm each day
15th – 16th July 9am – 3pm each day

Venue: Surf Life Saving SA
2 Barcoo Road

For any queries please contact Gareth Morgan ( or 8354 6900


4 members announced in Surf Sport Youth Performance Academy Program

The Surf Sport Youth Performance Academy Program has been developed to help develop and grow youth athletes in SA.

The Academy now primarily focuses on Athletes from the following age categories, Under 14, Under 15 and first year Under 17. The content delivered by both Flinders University and Surf Life Saving SA through this process is tailored to the new age groups and we will be encouraging coaches and to participate in the sessions. Surf Life Saving SA are extremely excited to announce the four coaches/mentors that will deliver the ocean/beach sessions and also assist with forming the final structure of the Academy. These Coaches/mentors have been recognised for their ongoing commitment to Surf Sports in SA.

Head Coach Sean McKenzie – Semaphore SLSC
Under 17 – Connor Tunbridge
Under 14 – Teagan Richards
Under 14 – Ella Andrews
Under 14 – Will Larven

We congratulate all our club members on being selected in to the Academy.

Senior Competition Training

Senior training has begun for the season and we would love to see all our seniors out, whether you are competitive or just training for fitness.

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
AM             8am


Club (Location will change weekly)


PM 5pm






West Lakes Canoe Club




Adjacent West Lakes Canoe Club



West Lakes Canoe Club


Board training

Tiranna Drive

(the lake)


Club swimming

Largs Bay Swim Centre $4



  • Please meet at kayaking at 4:30 or as close to as possible. Unfortunately, I cannot make this session any later since we will be working in with the kayaking club. More sessions will be introduced ASAP
  • Sunday training will change often depending on weather and availability.
  • If you require a club board please meet at the club at 4:45pm, if you have a board at home please meet at the location at 5:15 ready for a 5:30pm start. If you can not make it to the club at 4:45 but still want to train, please let Sean McKenzie know (0428953000) and a board can be loaded for you.
  • Please be aware some training’s may be cancelled or postponed due to weather.
  • Everyone will be required to be wearing high visibility tops and lights on their boards
  • The most up to date information about location or cancelling of training’s will be posted in the senior competition Facebook group.