Club opening hours this week

Please note there is a wedding from 5pm this Saturday, 11th January.

The Can Bar will open downstairs from 4:30pm on Saturday.

Saturday canteen open again this week!

Saturday’s canteen is open again this week offering a full menu including nachos, chips, wedges, dim sims, toasties and more.

Open from 10am before Nippers and again afterwards until 4pm.

Anyone interested in doing their SRC or Bronze?

A meeting will be held at the Club on Thursday 2nd January at 5:30pm for anyone interested in doing their SRC (Surf Rescue Certificate) or Bronze (Certificate II in Public Safety Aquatic Rescue).

A course will be held in January on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Further information will be available at the meeting.

Parents and U12’s or U13’s who are 13 or turning 13 in the near future are welcome.

Participants must be 13 to sit the assessment for SRC (although you can do the training and then be assessed once you turn 13) and 15 to sit the Bronze assessment.

Pre requisites are:

  • 400 m swim in 9 minutes (Bronze)
  • 200 m swim in 5 minutes (SRC)
  • First Aid course (available at discounted rate via Surf Lifesaving website) (this can be completed in January)
  • Access to Training manual – behind bar for $35
  • Access to online training portal

Please come along on Thursday 2nd January at 5:30pm if you are interested. You can also contact if you have any questions.

This is likely to be the last chance this season to gain your SRC or Bronze so don’t miss out.

Nipper, March Past and R&R training starts again this Saturday – 4th January

A reminder that Nipper, March Past and R&R training for 2020 kicks off on Saturday the 4th January, details below.

Under 12 & 13 R&R training
10am – Meet Raelene on the southern side of the Club
Under 10 & 11 R&R training
11am – Meet Raelene on the southern side of the Club
March Past training
12pm – Meet Mandy on the southern side of the Club
Nipper training
12:45pm – Muster on the grass on the southern side of the Club

Board training will start again on Friday 10th January.

New Semaphore t-shirts!

Be one of the first to take home the new Semaphore SLSC t-shirts.

Tanks, muscle tanks and t-shirts are available in youth and adult sizes (tanks available in adult sizes only).

Available for sale from the uniform shop before Nippers this Saturday, 4th January from 12pm.

Club opening times over Xmas and New Year period

The bar at the Club is open over the Xmas and New Year period – please see below for opening times.

Bistro service will be closed, starting again on Thursday the 9th January.

The members draw starts again on Friday 10th January, starting at $350.

Bar opening times over the Xmas and New Year period:

Friday 3rd January – 4pm until close
Saturday 4th January – 3pm until close. Please note this is a Can Bar as there is a function upstairs
Sunday 5th January – 3pm until close

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year to members and friends of the Semaphore SLSC.

See you back on the 4th January for the 1st Nipper training for 2020.


VACSWIM will once again be running a course at Semaphore beach in January (2 – 10 January 2020, excluding weekends).

VACSWIM is a fun activity to do during the summer holidays and a great way to gain a few more skills and build confidence at the beach.

For more information visit

Junior Update 11th Dec

Junior update this week includes:

  • Training Time Table
  • Rostered Jobs
  • Calendar Changes
  • Uniting SA Christmas Appeal – Last Chance
  • Nippers Christmas Show
  • Junior Carnival 2
  • Post Carnival Dinner from 5pm

Training Timetable

Board Training – 4:45pm Friday – Sign-in and grab a board on the southern side the club. (proficiencies required)

Under 13 – R & R Training (includes U13 and U12 Age Groups) 10:00am Saturday 2nd Nov – Meet coach Raelene on the southern side of the club.

Under 11 – R&R Training (includes U11 and U10 Age Groups) 11:00am Saturday 2nd Nov- Meet coach Raelene on the grass on the southern side of the club.

March Past Training – 12pm Saturday 2nd Nov meeting on the southern side the club.

Nipper Training – 12:45pm Saturday 2nd Nov muster on the southern side of club.

Rostered Jobs

This week the rostered jobs are:

Board Washing – Under 12’s & 13’s

Post Training Canteen – XMAS Party Volunteers

Calendar Changes

Wednesday Swim Training has been delayed till the New Year.

Uniting SA Christmas Appeal  – Last Chance

In a bid to help less fortunate families we are asking all of our Nippers to support the Uniting SA Christmas Appeal. 

Please drop a small non-perishable, unwrapped gift into the box by the Christmas/Nipper Board.  All donations will be delivered to Uniting SA on Monday 16th December.

The Christmas / Nipper Board is  is now set up in the North Western corner of the club next to the Bar.  

Thanks in advance for your support

Nippers Christmas Party – 14th December 2019

We will have our usual Christmas Breakup on Saturday 14th December after training and all families are asked to bring a plate – Boys are allocated Savoury and Girls Sweet.

Items are required to be cut and plated before delivery to the canteen before or during training (don’t forget to pick up your plate/serving container afterwards).

We ask that items requiring warming be limited to 2-3 families per age group as it takes time to warm items.

Training will finish early from 2:30pm and each age group will take turns going upstairs to the food, starting with the Under 7’s and moving through to the Under 13’s.

Younger siblings are welcome too!!

We will also have a visit from a very special person who usually dresses in a red suit!!!

Volunteers are needed to assist in the kitchen with plating up and overseeing the serving tables.

Please text Steph Breden on 0429 046 362 if you can help  

Junior Carnival 2 – 15th December 2019 – Glenelg

The second Junior Carnival is scheduled for Sunday 15th of December at Glenelg SLSC.  This carnival is primarily a teams event with Beach Relays, Wade Relays, Board Relays, Swim Teams, and Cameron Events along with individual events in Flags, Iron Person and with an individual swim for competent U8’s and U9’s.

R&R Competitors are asked to be on the beach by 7am

All other Competitors are asked to be on the beach by 7:30am to assist with the club tents set up and the transfer of competition Nipper Boards from the Club Trailer to the Beach and for Nippers warm-up .

The Scheduled Events are shown below.

Post Carnival Dinner at the Club – Order from 5pm

After another great day on the beach competing a why not clean up and come to the Club to celebrate everyone’s achievement.

Simple meals at a member discount will be available at the Club from 5:00pm with a short wrap up of how we went on the beach for each of the Age Groups.

Don’t Miss It!!!

Junior Calendar

Sat 4th January Christmas Break-up
Sun 15th December Junior Carnival #2 (Glenelg)
Sat 4th January Nipper training resumes
Sun 26th January Junior Carnival #3 (Glenelg)
Individual Events only – AM carnival
Saturday 15th February Junior Training U8 to U13’s (Normanville)
Sunday 16th February Junior Carnival #4 (Normanville)
Saturday 22nd February R&R State Champs (Semaphore)
Sunday 14th March Junior States Day 1 (Pt Noarlunga)
Saturday 21st March Junior States Day 2 (Seacliff)
Sunday 22nd March Junior States Day 3 (Seacliff)

Bathers and Nipper polos have arrived

Bathers are now available at the uniform shop, open from 12pm before Nippers.

Nipper polos have also arrived in sizes 6 to 16.

Surf Mud, Semaphore SLSC stubby holders and keep cups are also in stock – great for X-mas stocking fillers!