Seniors competing in SA Surf League

Sunday saw the first SA Surf League teams event held at Glenelg Beach.
The competition was made up of club teams competing with 2 boat teams, 8 male and 8 female competitors.
Semaphore combined with Moana, Aldinga and Christies Beach to form SMAC United.

Specialist racing was held for Surf Boats, Surf Swim, Board Race and Surf
Ski in both male and female categories.
There was also a swim relay, board relay and ski relay where teams raced with 1 female and 1 male competitor over the spectator friendly M Shaped Race Course. 

Semaphore was represented by Naish Allen, Teagan Richards, Connor Tunbridge & Nic Schulz.
Everyone competed fiercely on the day with some great results on both a personal level and working for their SMAC United team.
The final race of the day was a Multi-Disciplined relay where 2 females and 2 males from each team competed in an exciting and hard fought race.
Well done to all the Semaphore competitors and as you can see by the photos it was tough hard racing.
Unfortunately Naish left early and missed the team photo but pushed hard
racing against the Massive Open Male competitors in the beach sprint.
A great event and hopefully it will be held again as the racing was tight
and up close for the spectators.

Family Photo Day – November 16

Bring your family down to the Club (Pt Malcom Reserve, Military Road) on the 16th November for Family Photo Day.

Each family will receive an 8 x 10 Family Photo for just $10.

Other packages, with same day printing, are available.

Proceeds go to the Club.

Please contact Jeremy Pook to book a session: 0403 000 901 or lefevre.director@gmail.com

Free sausage sizzle on the day.

Club Opening Hours this week

Club Opening Times this Week

Due to a function being held at the Club this Saturday, the upstairs area of the Club will be unavailable from 5pm. Nippers BBQ and Bar will be unaffected but if you’d like to stay on beyond 5pm, a $5 Can Bar will operate from the training room downstairs.

Check out this week’s opening hours

Junior Update 6th Nov

Our first Junior Carnival is only a week and a half away. The carnival is being held at Seacliff SLSC on Sunday 17th November. Under 8 to Under 13 Age Group Managers will be seeking nominations fro their teams. All Nippers who have completed their preliminary and competition proficiencies and are members of the Semaphore SLSC can attend and compete along with nippers from all the other South Australian Clubs.

Let your Age Group Manager know if you are attending so he can ensure that your nomination is entered. There are no last minute entries for these carnivals, entries to Surf Life Saving SA close early next week so make sure you nominate this Saturday to avoid dissapointment.

Want to know more about Carnivals, see the new Nippers Season Handbook or ask your Age Group Manager, or Assistants


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) starts 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) Starts 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 6’s & 7’s

Post Training Canteen – Under 11’s (enclosed Shoes Required)


Nippers Season Handbook Launch

The Nippers Season Will be released this Saturday with the Policy handbook to follow in a few weeks. It is our hope that this handbook will serve as a first point of call for information about Semaphore SLSC’s 2019/20 Season. The combination of the Nipper Season and Policy Handbooks should clarify all the things to do with Surf Life Saving SA and Semaphore’s Nipper programs.


Nipper Proficiencies

Before being able to attend carnivals this season all nippers U9 to U13 must attain their preliminary and competition proficiencies. These proficiencies are set by Surf Life Saving Australia and are not negotiable.

U8’s will need to complete their preliminary proficiencies before the first carnival with their competition proficiencies usually not required until just after Christmas as their first lot of water events are usually included in the January Carnival.

Meeting the preliminary proficiencies will allow a nipper to compete at carnivals in every event except open water events.

Meeting the competition proficiencies will allow a nipper to compete in all events at carnival.

In order to be eligible to attend the State Championship Carnival, Nippers must meet both of the proficiencies listed above and complete all sections of the Surf Education Award for their age group (done as part of our Nipper Training). In addition U13’s, if not completing their SRC during the season, must complete the Resuscitation Certificate (AID) to be eligible.


Attire Requirements for ALL Training Sessions

The required mandatory attire for all training sessions are Broad Brimmed Hat, Long Sleeved Rashie /Training Top as well as;

Hi-Vis Top
Accepted colours are Yellow / Pink / Combination Pink-Yellow purchased from previous years State Titles.  Green will not be accepted as per Surf Life Saving SA guidelines.

Club Caps
The club caps must be worn at all training sessions, this includes board training.

** Please note: members that do not meet these requirements will not be allowed to train**


Junior Calendar

OCTOBER
Saturday 12th OctoberNipper training starts
Friday 25th OctoberBoard training starts
NOVEMBER
Wednesday 13th NovemberJunior pool training Starts (Largs Bay Pool)
Sunday 17th NovemberJunior Carnival #1 (Seacliff)
DECEMBER
Sunday 1st DecemberYouth Teams U12 – U15 (Moana or Seacliff)
Saturday 14th DecemberChristmas break-up
Sunday 15th DecemberJunior Carnival #2 (Glenelg)
Saturday 21st DecemberWest Beach Nipperthon
JANUARY
Saturday 4th JanuaryNipper training resumes
Sunday 26th January Junior Carnival #3 (Glenelg) Individual Events only – AM carnival
FEBRUARY
Saturday 15th February Junior Training U8 to U13’s (Normanville)
Junior Dinner – 6pm Normanville Hotel
Sunday 16th February Junior Carnival #4 (Normanville)
Saturday 22nd FebruaryR&R State Champs (Semaphore)
MARCH
Sunday 14th MarchJunior States Day 1 (Pt Noarlunga)
Saturday 21st March Junior States Day 2 (Seacliff)
Sunday 22nd MarchJunior States Day 3 (Seacliff)

Quiz Night

Thanks to those who attended this year’s Quiz Night and to the generous businesses that donated goods and services.

The show was sold out and everyone had a fantastic time.

The event raised lots of money for new rescue equipment.

Thank you to the committee who organised the show and a BIG thank you to Andrew and Paula Spencer for being the Quiz Master and Score Keeper.

Draw win!

Congratulations to Simsy for winning $250 in the Members Draw this week.

The jackpot starts again at $200 this Friday. Draw to be drawn at 7:15pm.

Sunday Sessions

Don’t miss this week’s Sunday Session featuring Darren Constable.

Sunday November 10.

Starting at 3pm!

Members wanted for Port Xmas Parade

Semaphore SLSC will once again be represented in this year’s Port Adelaide Christmas Pageant, which is being held on Saturday November 16th. It would be great to have as many Juniors, Youth and Seniors marching as possible.

We understand that it’s the night before the first Junior Carnival but we are expected to be finished by 7pm.

We will be utilising the Peter Kittle Supplied Holden Utility presented last week to tow our usual Surf Boat, so that some of the younger kids can ride along rather than walk the distance. Seats in the boat will be on a first come first served basis but preference will be given to younger kids.

But that doesn’t mean that the older kids won’t have fun as they walk the route and pass out lollies to the public.

We would love to see any SRC’s and Bronzies in uniform to assist in supervising while the floats are in motion!!!

Sorry Mums/Dad’s with younger kids – your attendance will also be required!!

Dress for the day is:

  • Semaphore skull caps, & broad brim hats (if hot) for all juniors and Semaphore training Shirts for all juniors that have them.
  • Patrol hats and shirts, or club gear for Youth Group, Seniors and patrolling members.
  • If you are a non-patrolling parent please wear any Semaphore gear that you have.
  • Optional tinsel and Christmas decorations – that’s up to you.

More info will be supplied soon.

For any questions and to confirm your attendance and claim a place in a surf boat, please email Steph Breden at juniorsec@semaphoreslsc.com.au

Junior Update 31st October

TAKE TWO…Board training starts this Friday night (weather permitting that is). Muster on the grass to sign in at 4:45pm for a 5pm start.

A reminder that you need to have passed your competition proficiency before attending Board Training. Last year’s proficiencies are currently still valid.

R&R Training starts this week for U10 to U13 Age Groups (training timetable below).

For more information about R & R as a Surf Life Saving event please see last weeks post http://semaphoreslsc.com.au/register-for-nippers-r-r-now/


Training Timetable

Board Training – 4:45pm Friday 1st Nov – Sign-in and grab a board on the southern side the club.

Under 13 – R & R Training (includes U13 and U12 Age Groups) starts 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) Starts 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

Post Training BBQ – Under 8’s


Nippers Season Handbook – Delayed an additional week

The Nippers Season and Nippers Policy Handbooks has unfortunately been delayed again. We have an information session with Surf SA next week which may provided additional information, with the Nipper Season Handbook expected to be distributed at training on 9th November 2019, with the Policy Handbook to follow shortly after.

It is our hope that this handbook will serve as a first point of call for information about Semaphore SLSC’s 2019/20 Season. The combination of the Nipper Season and Policy Handbooks should clarify all the things to do with Surf Life Saving SA and Semaphore’s Nipper programs.

In the mean time, if you have any questions please see your Age Group Manager, Junior Convenor (Ian Biggs) or Junior Surf Secretary (Steph Breden)


Nipper Proficiencies

Before being able to attend carnivals this season all nippers U9 to U13 must attain their preliminary and competition proficiencies. These proficiencies are set by Surf Life Saving Australia and are not negotiable.

U8’s will need to complete their preliminary proficiencies before the first carnival with their competition proficiencies usually not required until just after Christmas as their first lot of water events are usually included in the January Carnival.

Meeting the preliminary proficiencies will allow a nipper to compete at carnivals in every event except open water events.

Meeting the competition proficiencies will allow a nipper to compete in all events at carnival.

In order to be eligible to attend the State Championship Carnival, Nippers must meet both of the proficiencies listed above and complete all sections of the Surf Education Award for their age group (done as part of our Nipper Training). In addition U13’s, if not completing their SRC during the season, must complete the Resuscitation Certificate (AID) to be eligible.


Attire Requirements for ALL Training Sessions

The required mandatory attire for all training sessions are Broad Brimmed Hat, Long Sleeved Rashie /Training Top as well as;

Hi-Vis Top
Accepted colours are Yellow / Pink / Combination Pink-Yellow purchased from previous years State Titles.  Green will not be accepted as per Surf Life Saving SA guidelines.

Club Caps
The club caps must be worn at all training sessions, this includes board training.

** Please note: members that do not meet these requirements will not be allowed to train**


Junior Calendar

OCTOBER
Saturday 12th OctoberNipper training starts
Friday 25th OctoberBoard training starts
NOVEMBER
Wednesday 13th NovemberJunior pool training Starts (Largs Bay Pool)
Sunday 17th NovemberJunior Carnival #1 (Seacliff)
DECEMBER
Sunday 1st DecemberYouth Teams U12 – U15 (Moana or Seacliff)
Saturday 14th DecemberChristmas break-up
Sunday 15th DecemberJunior Carnival #2 (Glenelg)
Saturday 21st DecemberWest Beach Nipperthon
JANUARY
Saturday 4th JanuaryNipper training resumes
Sunday 26th January Junior Carnival #3 (Glenelg) Individual Events only – AM carnival
FEBRUARY
Saturday 15th February Junior Training U8 to U13’s (Normanville)
Junior Dinner – 6pm Normanville Hotel
Sunday 16th February Junior Carnival #4 (Normanville)
Saturday 22nd FebruaryR&R State Champs (Semaphore)
MARCH
Sunday 14th MarchJunior States Day 1 (Pt Noarlunga)
Saturday 21st March Junior States Day 2 (Seacliff)
Sunday 22nd MarchJunior States Day 3 (Seacliff)