Members Draw!

The members draw will be this Friday the 11th of April between 6:30 – 7:30pm. The money up for grabs is back to $50, see you there!

New Website!

We are pleased to announce the release of our new Semaphore SLSC website!

This new format will allow for a more interactive and continuously updated website that should become your number one place to find any information regarding Juniors, Seniors, Training, Patrol, Events and much much more!

We chose to release this new website during the off season so that we are able to determine and fix any issues that might arise in the early stages but also so that we can head into the 2014/15 season fully prepared with a whole new approach to communication!

A weekly bulletin will continue to be sent weekly, however will contain all the information that has been uploaded onto the website and will have links that will redirect you to the website.

This is a new process for all of us so please bear with us as we continue to fine tune the process.

If you notice any issues or have any feedback with the new website please email them to or feel free to contact me at or on 0408 841 160. After all this website is designed to be as user friendly and informative as possible for both club members and the general public.

Finally a huge thank you to our very own Semaphore Member Rhys Moult who put endless amounts of work into building and designing this new website, it is an incredible achievement and we just cannot thank you enough!

Thanks for your cooperation!

Georgia Robbins

Communication Officer

the IRB square

IRB Racing Training

Ryan Sullivan is hosting an IRB Racing training this Sunday (13th of April) at 10am. If you are interested in being a part of the IRB racing team during the off season head on down to the club and check it out!

North Haven Breakwater to Breakwater Swim

North Haven SLSC have asked if Semaphore are able to send down some Bronze Members to assist with water cover this Saturday Morning for the Break Water to Break Water Swim. Semaphore are already providing an IRB but need a couple of addtional members. Would need assistance from 8am until completion (shouldnt be too long) and theres a free feed and drinks available at the North Haven Club after for any volutneers. If you are available to lend a hand please let Georgia Robbins on 0408841160 or Neil Bisset on 0417478512 know ASAP. Cheers!
*Anyone who assists will recieve patrol hours for doing so, great way to get a head start for next season

wading into the water

Swim Training Wednesday Nights

Trent Bampton will continue to run swim training at Portside Swim Centre every Wednesday night from 7pm till 8pm. All Seniors, Boaties and Masters are welcome (Under 15 and above). Why not head down and get fit over the off season for the low cost of $4! See you there!

Winter training

Senior ski training has commenced for season 2013/2014. Training sessions are;
Monday night- 4:45- invite only for paddlers with experience looking at improving fitness
Wednesday night- 4:45- for paddlers with a range of experience. This session is specifically designed for people looking at getting into ski paddling. Ever wanted to give it a shot? This is your chance, come out before the water gets too cold and start paddling. From 14 years of age to the upper brackets of masters. A big group makes training easier.

Looking at improving your swimming? A number of our swimmers join the ‘Aussie’ squad at Lefevre swim centre. These trainings have a number of lanes with varying skill level, sometimes with six lanes all at different speeds.
Trainings are;
Tuesday 7pm
Wednesday 6:30pm
Thursday 6:30pm
cost involved
For more information please contact Lefevre swim centre

Board training’s for U14s up will recommence after Australian Titles.

Senior Carnival

This Sunday the 13th January is the last senior carnival before qualifying. The carnival will be at Moana and if you plan on competing in beach events we require you to be there by 7:30am, if you are just doing water events then please be there at 8:30.
This may be your last chance to secure your spot in teams for state titles. If we do not see you race we struggle to justify putting you in teams although you might be in a position to be in those teams.
The program at the moment is;
8am- 2km run followed by beach events
9:30am- swim races
Board Races
Iron Persons
Board/Ski relays

please note that the program is just a guide and is likely to change.

Ski trailer will be loaded afte ski training Saturday, please contact Laurence
Board trailer will be loaded after nippers on Saturday, please contact Sean

If you wish to compete please advise Sam Brown

Below is the circular for the carnival