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

Training News

SRC & Bronze Medallion Training Last Weekend

Last weekend (5th to 7th of October) approximately 30 of our young members, undertook their SRC & Bronze Top-Up training.  In what must surely be record numbers in one intake, the students & trainers committed to 3 days of long and intensive training both in & out of the water.  Whilst the weather was pleasant outside of the water, feedback was that each of the students now understand what it is like to be a Polar Bear!!

As a club, Semaphore is extremely proud that such a large percentage of our junior/youth members are transitioning from competition to patrolling members.  Given we primarily exist as a Community Volunteer Service Organisation, such large numbers augurs well for the coming years.

Many thanks to Heather Eckert as the principal trainer for the three days. Heather was ably and gratefully assisted by several volunteers handling water cover and other tasks.  Thanks also to Jennie Charlton and her team for helping co-ordinate such a monumental achievement.  The feedback from all the students was extremely positive both on the training itself as well as our new Training Facilities.

Well done everyone!

Junior Weekly Report


It’s been an eventful week with lots of little bits and pieces finally going in to place.

At the start of any season there are many newcomers across all age groups, and I’m sure we tried and true members can all remember starting and being very unfamiliar with Surf Life Saving practices so if you see anyone looking lost or not sure what to do next reach out and lend a helping hand.  Semaphore Surf Life Saving Club has long been known as a Family Club and we want to ensure that that tradition continues.


Nipper Facebook Group

The SSLSC Nippers will have their own Facebook Group this year, which will hopefully launch with the start of the season, making it a one stop shop for all Nipper related information. Keep a look out for more news here.


Attire Requirements for ALL Training Sessions

The required mandatory attire for all training sessions are Broad Brimmed Hat, Long Sleeved Rashie /Training Top as well as;

Hi-Vis Top 
Accepted colours are Yellow / Pink / Combination Pink-Yellow purchased from last years State Titles.  Green will not be accepted as per Surf Life Saving SA guidelines.

Club Caps
The club caps must be worn at all training sessions, this includes board training.

** Please note: members that do not meet these requirements will not be allowed to train**


Age Group Mangers and Assistants

Were almost there!!! 1 vacancy remains

Under 9’s Assistant Age Manager – if your interested E-mail Steph on

We are in contact with a possible March Past Coach too so we will hopefully have a full contingent of Coaching Staff to start the season with.

Plenty of space for SRC helpers too so don’t forget to let us know if your interested

Age Group AGM Assistant  Other (SRC etc) Assistants
Under 7’s Kathy Scott Ella Andrews Ashleigh Scott
Under 8’s Ian Biggs Brenton Zampatti Teagan Richards
Under 9’s Todd Bampton Vacancy Cooper Clee
Under 10’s Sean Kenny Jason Ellul  (Gregg Newman & David Sands) Fionn Keane
Under 11’s Brooke Moseley Shane Griffin/Cassie Lindsay Brigid Keane
Under 12’s Brad Clee Bianca Williams
Under 13’s Jacko Mahney Luke Zillie & Zoe Schultz


Junior Calendar Dates  – ***New Dates Added***

Sat  6th Oct  Nippers Training Starts
Sat 13th Oct  Parents Information Session (Post Training)
Fri  19th Oct  Board Training Starts
Sun 18th Nov  Junior Carnival #1    (Glenelg)
Sat 22nd Dec  Christmas Break-up
Sun  5th Jan  Nipper Training Resumes
Sun 13th Jan  Junior Carnival #2    (South Port)
Sat 26th Jan  Nipperthon  (West Beach)
Sun 10th Feb  Junior Carnival #3    (Pt Elliot)
Sat 16th Feb  R & R States   (Grange)
Sun 24th Feb  Junior States Day 1  (Somerton)
Sat 23rd Mar  Junior States Day 2  (Pt Noarlunga)
Sun 24th Mar  Junior States Day 3  (Pt Noarlunga)


Competition Eligibility Policy

Surf Life Saving Australia’s Competition Eligibility Policy provides members with the latest information regarding the undertaking of qualifications and/or proficiencies to ensure you are eligible compete this season.  Please click HERE for the full Policy Document.

Training opportunities at Semaphore SLSC

Wanting to increase your skills or maintain your current qualifications?  There are many training opportunities coming up at Semaphore SLSC.  Click HERE for a full list of training programs and dates.

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.

First Aid Course – September 23rd

Surf Life Saving SA is running a members First Aid Course at Semaphore Surf Life Saving Club on Sunday 23 September.

Please note that you will need to complete the online course for this award prior to the day of the course The course is offered at a reduced rate of $105 for Surf Life Saving members.

Those registered to undertake their SRC or Bronze Medallion can register for this course for only $50.

To book as a member of the club please use this link:   For those wanting to gain their Bronze Medallion or SRC please register your interest at  Contact Surf Life Saving SA on 8354 6900 to advise that you are registered for your Award with Semaphore to gain the reduced rate.  Please await confirmation from the Chief Instructor that you have been booked into a Bronze/SRC Training Course.


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:



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


Training Officers Course

Two more places need to be filled in the next training officers course to enable it to be run.

The dates are

26th May

27th May

2nd June

Please fill out the training officers application if you would like to attend.

Training Officer courses

Please be advised these are the dates for 3 upcoming training officer courses.


Saturday 26th May

Sunday 27th May

Saturday 2nd June


Saturday 30th June

Saturday 4th August

Saturday 11th August


Sunday 19th August

Sunday 26th August

Sunday 2nd September


All days commence at 9am unless otherwise advised. Attendance at all three days is mandatory and there is work to prepare before each session. It is preferable that the participant has assisted in training at the club at some level.