Gingerbread People making!

Time for some baking fun at the Semaphore SLSC, with Gingerbread people making!


Location: Semaphore SLSC

Date: Sunday 13th November

Time: 1-3pm

Numbers are strictly limited so text Pat on 0419816911 to book your spot, including an indication of how many children will be attending.


Junior training this week

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What’s happening this week in Junior training:


Wednesday 9/11 – Ocean timed swim opportunity for Under 9 & Under 10 5.30pm on the beach for those who want to try it again


Junior Pool Swimming

Largs Bay Swim Centre Victoria Road Largs Bay 7-8pm Cost $4.00 This is open to proficient members from last season.


Friday 11/11 –  No Junior Board Training

Due to the meeting at Surf House at 6.00pm.


Saturday 12/11 – Junior Training

No March Past Training this week

Start 12.45 pm on the lawn, for come and try please ensure you register upstairs and receive you top and cap prior to training commencing.

We will again be raffling a meat tray and a Westfield voucher so be sure to get your ticket!

F45’s 8 Week Challenge!

On Sunday 13th November at 8.30am the Senior Competition Group will be hosting F45 Port Adelaide’s ( 8 week challenge group for a training session.

We will be introducing them to the fundamentals of surf lifesaving through a session that will not only be a decent work-out but will also be loads of fun.

We want to give them a real taste of SLS by providing opportunities to have a go on boards and skis, have a ride in an IRB, on the back of a jet ski and maybe even in a boat (which they will also have to carry!), try out flags and relays and have a wade race which should really test out their legs.

For this to be successful we will need plenty of support (particularly in the form of water cover). If you are available to help in any way (set-up will be from 7.45am) please contact Craig Lienert on 0430160055 or at

Dane, F45 Port Adelaide’s owner, has offered in return to provide a training session (entitled ‘Hollywood’) to 30 of our competitors/members (available to those 16 and above) on Friday 18th November at 6.30pm.  Valued at $30 per person, if we have 30 people interested (the maximum allowed in a class) this is valued at $900.00!!

If you are keen to attend this hour long class please let Karin Humphrey know ASAP at For your place in the session to be confirmed you will also need to provide a completed copy of the f45-questionnaire consent form (to be signed by a parent if U18).

** Please note – 30 places only available and you MUST be aged 16 or above to attend.

Looking forward to working with Dane and the F45 crew.


2016/17 Patrol Season Survey

Hi all,

As you would be aware the 2016/17 season is fast approaching so my team and I are working hard to prepare ourselves.
This year we are asking that all members complete a quick two minute survey, regarding your preferences regarding patrols. We are hoping this will make the rostering process easier and will help us cater to all, making patrolling as easy a commitment as possible.
There are also questions involved for those wanting to up-skill, those not yet qualified but are looking to qualify as well as those interested in competing (at all ages).
This is your chance to have your say so please take 2 minutes and let us know what you think!
We will be accepting responses up until next Wednesday (24th of August) to allow us time to consider your feedback/requests and roster accordingly. Please follow this link to find the questions:
Please note that any requests made are only requests at this stage and we can not guarantee that your request will be met. I can however, assure you we will be doing all we can to ensure that every member can not only meet their patrol commitments, but enjoys doing so.
Thank you in advance for you cooperation and please feel free to contact me should you have any questions!
Georgia Robbins
Club Captain

Club Working Bee

Previous years has seen us run our Club Working Bee in September near the start of the season. The problem with that is a lot of damaged craft and other problems are forgotten over the winter period.

This year we will be running our first Club Working Bee on Sunday 29th May. Our goal is to check all gear for damage so we can plan to get it repaired over winter. Undertake a clean up and identify small and simple projects that we can complete over winter or at the next working bee.

The Working will run from 12-4pm, followed immediately by a boaties and a board/ski meeting, a BBQ and finally the club draw

If you have some time and are keen to help get the preseason started well then we would love to see you there. This is a whole club cleanup, so, many hands make light work!

R&R State Titles

Semaphore SLSC have had a long tradition of success at R & R and we have the privilege to host the State Championship this year Sunday 3rd April from 8.30am onwards.

All members are encouraged to put a team together and volunteers will be required to help on the  day so any help would be greatly appreciated.

Karen Mahney & Carmel Kenny have very kindly offered to cater for the day so why not come down to compete  , to support , to help and be part of R & R States at Semaphore SLSC.

Boats Corner

An excellent day on the beach with five team racing. And special thanks to Simsy, Johno, Bizz and Kirsty for keeping me sane and going in the right direction on the beach in the organised chaos.


Unfortunately we had to pull the undecideds and we hope Claire is feeling better from her unscheduled Surgery and returns soon


The U19s ran out of legs unfortunately with a fourth in their final but were able to back up in the U23s final and  get Bronze. They also succeeded in a whole season of not helping to pack or unpack the boats before or after carnivals.


TROGs competed in Open men with an average age three times that of the A graders and were able to continually scare the As over the line in front of them. Excellent solid performance and good preparation for Aussies.


The Angry birds had their baby bird in their wings, Michelle, and had a terrific day with the highlight being in the charge with four boats over the wave in the last heat. Excellent performance and good conditions for Michelle’s first carnival.


JACCOs had a cracking day with eight rows covering 6.4 KMs at sprint pace.  2 rows for the Lifesaver relay coming 2nds in the boats both times with the team coming 4th in the final. JACCOs did their 3 heats (two first and one second)  Semi (second) and made it into the Final with a very respectable Fourth. Hard earnt – terrific effort.


The U23s have been rowing for 6 months now, and came out with a shaky start  to recover in the third heat pushing them into the final from which they got a very hard earned Bronze. Awesome outcome for their first year and very proud of their efforts. 2nd Women’s medal rowing in semaphore history, and first every Women’s 23 rowing medal.


Thanks to those Boaties that Supported the Saturday Patrol while the seniors were at Day two of State championships.


Last carnival is on 3rd April and getting ready for Aussies.

Semaphore SLSC Footy Tipping

Yes the Semaphore SLSC Footy Tipping Competition is on again this season. Cost to enter remains at $50.00 per person & must be paid in full by the 3rd round of the AFL season. Obviously the more people that enter, the greater the prize pool will be. There will be prizes for those in 1st, 2nd & 3rd placing at the end of the season, as well as a prize for the tipster who comes 6th last. Prize money will be finalised once all money has been received. As an added bonus if you put your selections in Thursday night over the bar at the club you receive a free drink (pint of keg beer or a glass of wine or a soft drink).


Full list of the competition rules will be given to those that enter the competition. If you are keen to be the best AFL tipster in the club & want bragging rights over other club members, please either put your name on the Footy Tipping Entry Form on the club’s upstairs notice board, or contact Chris Mahney prior to Tuesday 22nd March 2016.

Boats Corner

South Port Classic – Excellent effort by those teams that turned up. The racing format was everybody was racing all the other crews, with crew successively knocked out in the rounds based on points plus age group races and finals at the end.  All the teams did exceptionally well with special mention to the U23s with a ring in from Glenelg won the U23 finals and the JACCOs went all the way through the ten races to the final of four teams which were all A teams bar them. They also came away with the reserves winner for the day. Well done

Note the time honoured tradition is that the boaties will do Saturday Patrol so that the Seniors can compete at states is Saturday 19th March – We will pack the boats for Saturday after Patrol for States on Sunday. Please provide Wiery or I names for Patrol.

States are at Southport Sunday 20th, all teams are racing and we are also going in the lifesaver relay and surfboat relay. 630am start from the Club again.




Nippers Weekly Update

Hi Everyone,

Many thanks for your efforts on the weekend and congratulations to all the kids and parents on the weekend. I want to thank Craig and Michael for providing our water cover quota on Saturday. If you are able to provide water cover for a couple of hours on either Saturday or Sunday that would be greatly appreciated.

This weekend will see two full days on the beach at Somerton and as soon as the program comes out I will get it through to you all.

Wednesday night will see our  last pool swimming for the junior’s starting at 7.00pm.

For Thursday we are having a pasta night for the kids, pasta will be $10.00 a serve and we still have the usual Thursday night schnitzel menu also. Meals will be available from the usual time and our guest speaker will start from 7.00pm.

On Monday 14 March the presentation day will start at 11.00am with the kids on the beach for the shaving cream fight with lunch available from 12.00pm with meals priced at $7.00 for kids and adults $10.00. After everyone has finished lunch we will start the presentations.

We encourage all people to come along and celebrate the last official day of the season. All age groups including Under 7’s, 8’s and especially the Under 14’s are to come along and have some fun.

Remember be the best you can be and have fun. See you on the beach.