Junior Swimming training begins

Junior Swimming Training begins this Wednesday night (15/11/17) at the Largs Bay Swim Centre.  This is an opportunity for proficient swimmers in competing age groups to get some extra swimming training in.  It must be stressed that this is not a “learn to swim” session and parents seeking this sort of support can discuss lesson options with the Largs Swim Centre.

Training is 7pm-8pm and will be led by Brenton Zampatti.  Cost is $4 per session.

Please note Senior Swimming Training has been moved to 7.30pm.

 

Coach Development Academy Applications are now open

Surf Life Saving SA has identified Coach Development as a key priority for the 2017/18 season and it’s excited to announce the new SLSSA Coaching Development Academy.

Follow the link below for more details.

Surf Life Saving SA Coach Development Academy

 

Senior Carnival 2- Aldinga

The circular for the second senior carnival (November 19th) has been released and nominations MUST be completed by 9am Monday the 13th.
Please send your nominated events to Shannon Harris NO later than Saturday the 11th as we will only have Sunday night to do the entries.

These are the events:

U 14/15 sprint relay, swim teams, board relay, cameron relay, iron person, 2km and flags
U17 – Open Sprint relay, swim teams, ironman, ski relay, taplin, 2km and flags

There are also the usual boat events.

We are also looking to enter a marchpast team. If you are interesting in being a part of this, please let us know as well.

Once we have everyone’s nominations we can begin forming teams to enter.

Please send all nominations to Shannon on Facebook or email shannonharris1996@hotmail.com

Board training and Proficiencies

A reminder that Junior Board training is on this Friday at 5pm.  Meet at the Club.  Remember, we must have at least four members for Water Cover to proceed with training.

There will also be the opportunity this week for junior members to complete their Proficiency Swims ahead of Sunday’s Carnival.

 

Senior Carnival 1 a wild affair at Seacliff!

  

The first Senior Carnival of the season was held at Seacliff on the weekend and we were met with 50km/h+ north-west winds, with predictions that would increase significantly throughout the day. This resulted in a change in program to try and get some of the tougher events done before the wind became too strong.

The first events were the 2km runs, which were shortened to 1km with the severe weather. We had a lot of great performances with a few of our competitors gaining top 6 places, including 3rd, 5th and 6th in the U14s girls race to Teagan, Sarah and Neli respectively. While Nic Schulz was 2nd in the U19s and Zac was 4th in the U17s.

 

 

We had a great number of people give the water a crack in tough conditions.  Some of the highlights included Ella and Teagan going 3rd and 2nd in the iron, 3rd and 1st in the board and were joined in the swim with all the other girls where we had all 6 within the top 12 and 3 in the top 4. Emily and Neli gave the board a crack, after only starting training two weeks ago, and Neli managed to make the final.

Our youth boys were out having a shot as well, with their training only recently starting, Naish picked up 3rd in the U14 sprint, Nick was 4th in the U15s, and cooper fought to 12th in the U15 iron.

Our U17 boys, Conner and Zac raced well. Connor has battled sickness and injuries and got to 10th in the final.  They both raced well in the board race and did well in a tough swim race.

Nic and Danny were our U19s, and did unbelievably well. Nic doubled up into every open event, as well as the U19 races.

  • He was 4th in the open ski, then won the 19 ski.
  • 4th in the open iron, 1st in the U19
  • 7th in the open board, 5th in the U19
  • Danny was 4th in the U19 ski and 5th in the Iron
  • They were joined by Connor in the U19 Taplin and finished 2nd

 

 

 

In the end the conditions decreased throughout the day as the expected front arrived hours later, when we were off the beach. Our seniors that have been training all through the winter got some great results, while those that have really only just started gave things a good crack and have plenty to improve on.  Congratulations to everyone who participated.

Our next carnival is on November 19th, with the location to be dependent on the conditions.

Sean

Upcoming Bronze and SRC Course

Are you interested in completing your Bronze or SRC?  The next course starts on Sunday 5th November on the Brooksy Patrol.

The timed Swim is on Wednesday 1st November at 7pm at the Largs Bay Swim Centre.

Please email Chief Instructor Jennie on instructor@semaphoreslsc.com.au to register your interest.

 

Junior Board training off to a great start

It was an excellent turn out for the first Junior Board training of the season, with some choppy conditions challenging our youngsters.

 

 

Provided we reach our required quota for water cover training will take place again next Friday.  Keep an eye out for the confirmed location and starting time.

 

Please note to take part in this training the junior member must be proficient.  If they achieved proficiency last year this carries over until the beginning of December and they are ok to train.  All new Club members, as well as Under 8 and 9’s that haven’t passed their proficiency swim this season must wait for this to occur before joining in on a Friday night.  This is to ensure the Club provides the safest possible environment for our children.

 

Junior Board and Swimming training

Board training is back Friday so please be at the club at 5pm for a 5:15pm start.  This week we will be training out the front of the Club.  Please note to take part in this training the junior member must be proficient.  If they achieved proficiency last year this carries over until the beginning of December and they are ok to train.  All new Club members, as well as Under 8 and 9’s that haven’t passed their proficiency swim this season must wait for this to occur before joining in on a Friday night.  This is to ensure the Club provides the safest possible environment for our children.

Meantime swimming training on a Wednesday night at the Largs Bay Swim Centre will begin soon.  Again, junior members must be proficient to attend this training.  It is in no way a swimming lesson, rather an opportunity for junior members to train in preparation for Carnival competition.  If your child requires lessons this should be done through a local swim school.

A date for the commencement of junior swimming training will be announced very soon.

 

 

Junior Weekly Report

Board training is back this Friday so please be at the club at 5pm for a 5:15pm start.  This week we will training out the front of the club.

Under 9’s are on canteen duty this week.  We require four helpers.

March Past training begins this Saturday.  Brooke and Kelly will meet you on the lawn outside the Club at 12pm.

A reminder to parents not to park on the grassed area by the caravan park.  If you are parked in an area that is marked with yellow lines Council will fine you.

Nippers training begins at 12:45pm

See you on the beach!

 

Congratulations to our newest Patrol members!

Congratulations to Georgia and Mykenzie who have transitioned from SRC to Bronze Medallion holders. Welcome aboard Sarah, Emily, Teagan, Neli, Holly and Naish as new SRC to patrols this year.  The beach community is set to be well looked after this Summer!