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After thought and consideration as of the first Saturday in 2018, youth development trainings will now be shortened to 1 hour and will begin at 10 AM and conclude at 11 AM. From 11am to 12pm there will be Board rescue session for those interested, whilst we are looking at also getting some boats and IRBS’s down for those who would also like to try that for an hour.
The U13’s will be joining us as they begin to transition into the group for the following season. I look forward to setting new record numbers!
For those who do iron person training in the morning with Sean, Jacko Mahney will take a gym session from 10-11am to add another element of training whilst giving a better chance to warm up and recover. Those who are unable to attend iron training or not quite confident enough will be on the beach with myself.
Look forward to seeing you all out there.
Congratulations to our competitiors that took part in the Seacliff SPR on the weekend. We had some great results across the board. We started the day off with Zac Buck winning the open 5km run.
In the water we had competitors competing in different categories, sorry if we missed anyone, with no clubs next to names it was hard to find our competitors at times.
U11-U13 SPR (500m Swim, 1km board paddle, 1km run)
Amy Buck 9th
Lilija Zampatti 10th
Jackson Clee 20th
U14-U15 SPR (1km swim, 2km board, 2km run)
Tegan Richards 3rd
Ella Andrews 4th
Cooper Clee 14th
Naish Allen 15th
Some great results with some fast times from everyone!
Unfortunately there will be no youth training this Saturday (18th November). There are a few things going on, so enjoy the morning and rest up for the carnival the following day. Iron person training is on as per normal at 8:30am, with trailer loading for the carnival happening after iron training.
Ski training will start on Monday the 20th. This is especially aimed at new ski paddlers, but is open to everyone. Please meet at the club at 4:45pm, then we will then head to the lake for training.
Senior carnival two is on this Sunday at Aldinga, further details to come, but if you have nothing on we would love to see you down there for some support.
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 email@example.com
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.
The first senior carnival of the season is just a couple of weeks away on October 29th at Seacliff beach. Events to be run include:
U14 and U15: Flags, Sprints, Swim, Board and Iron
U17-Open: Flags, Sprints, Swim, Board, Ski, Iron and Taplin
Boats: Open, Reserve, U23 and U19
Entry for these events is covered under your membership so there is no more to pay. If you would like to compete, please let Sean McKenzie or Shannon Harris know as soon as possible as entries close on October 20th.
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!
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 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.
Club (Location will change weekly)
West Lakes Canoe Club
Adjacent West Lakes Canoe Club
West Lakes Canoe Club
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.
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