Covid Update 20 Nov

 As highlighted in the last update, Government direction can change quickly and dramatically. Accordingly, we will soon be returning to similar restrictions that were in place before Thursday’s COVID lock down. 

So, to reinforce where we are as a Club effective midnight Saturday 21 November 2020 until advised otherwise: 

Sport and Education 

  • Club gym will remain closed (this will be reviewed early next week); 
  • Change rooms and showers are closed (other than essential toilet use); 
  • All training activities are suspended with no Club equipment to be removed from the Club for personal use; 
  • Carnival events scheduled for remainder of November 2020 will not go ahead as planned; and 
  • Face to face proficiencies and training activities (i.e. Bronze Course) are postponed. 

Bar and Bistro next week will continue to trade however: 

  • Bistro will take place Thursday and Friday nights with bookings essential and a 10 person maximum per booking in place; 
  • Club hours will change on Saturday 28 November 2020 (4pm to 8pm); 
  • Club capacity will be significantly reduced with the reintroduction of the 4m2 rule; 
  • No standing consumption of alcohol (inside and outside); 
  • Seated dining only; and 
  • All members and non-members must sign in on entry and on exit 

For further clarity, this weekend as the lock down remains in place on Saturday the bar will not be open and no training will occur. The bar will however be open from 4pm Sunday 22 November 2020 under the rules highlighted above. 

In the interest of public safety, roving patrols with reduced numbers have been authorised for Saturday and will occur as roving patrols only for all future patrols until advised otherwise. Club Captain Andrew Edwards will coordinate this with individuals as required. 

Further targeted information will be provided through our social media, website and text/email facilities to keep you updated. For further SA Government Restrictions information

Stay safe and stay connected. 

Lifesaving World Championships

A reminder that Glenelg is hosting the Lifesaving World Championships 16th November – 2nd December.

We have a number of members competing:

Sean McKenzie will be in the pool representing the Masters at Marion Friday – Sunday

Sean, Tina Williams, Heather Eckert and Kate Newman will be on the beach Monday to Wednesday.

Cooper Clee and Ella Andrews hit the sand 27th – 29th November.

Nic Schulz and Connor Tunbridge will be in action 30th November – 2nd December.

We wish them all well and are proud that the Club will be represented on an International stage.

IRB Course due to start in December 2018

Interested in getting your IRB Drivers Qualification?  Ensure that you have been building your crew hours in the water and undertake your boat license.  Here is a course to support you, run by a Glenelg Member.  Please note that you can apply direct to Services SA for a boat licence test if you would prefer. Please register interest for the course and ensure that you have updated your online portal with your Boat Licence number.

Thursday 1 November 2018
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 

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

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.