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Youth Program is waiting for you!

Love the beach, swimming, surfing or dreamed of being a lifeguard? Surf Lifesaving could just be the sport for you!
If you, or someone you know has a friend or child, who will be between the ages of 13 and 16 as at October 1, and is interested in trying surf lifesaving please get in contact with the Semaphore SLSC via facebook or email Sean McKenzie.
We are a family friendly Club and welcome all newcomers.

Club working bee/stocktake 30th April 2017

The club is still in a bit of a mess from nipper states and we have a few things that are in need of some maintenance, so what better chance to get this all done and many hands make light work. Sunday the 30th April will be our annual working bee from 11am.

We are also looking to do a stocktake on all club equipment, including uniforms and all food and drinks as our financial year finishes at the end of April.

As we charge towards our rebuild in early 2018 we would prefer to keep our repair costs at a minimum to ensure we are in a strong financial position heading into the rebuild. There are a number of items around the club that require minor repairs and maintenance so people with varying skills (or no skills) are appreciated, even if you are just pushing a broom or counting items around the club.

The club will of course be providing a bbq and a few drinks to thank everyone for their assistance. We will soon develop a list of things that need to be done, to help people prepare for the day

Junior State Titles Update Day 1

Hi Everyone

A quick update from Day 1

Friday night in the R&R we won 5 out of 9 possible medals.  A great effort for our youngsters and many thanks to our R&R coaches.


Medal Tally from  individual day today:

7 Gold

6 Silver

6 Bronze




We are currently third on 135 points.


This weekend is not possible without the countless hours of work from our volunteers including the working party on the beach, volunteers on the food stall and BBQ, Water Cover on the beach, officials and parents.



I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you on behalf of the juniors.


Good luck tomorrow to everyone and remember red, black and white is dynamite.


Thank you


Semaphore Beach and Flag

Juniors Weekly Update

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Hi Everyone


Congratulations to all those who participated in the junior qualifying carnival last Saturday at Glenelg, whether being an Under 9 competing for the first time or an Under 13 competing in your last junior qualifying carnival.  Well done to everyone. As always a huge thanks to our water cover and officials who make competing happen for our club.


This week we require some assistance with water cover as a couple of our IRB crew and drivers are providing water cover at the masters carnival at West Beach. If you can assist that would be greatly appreciated. We will use our new set of string cans this Saturday and many thanks to the individuals and families who donated to purchasing these for us to train with.


This week will be the last training session for the Under 7 & 8’s with their end of season presentation to be held at the conclusion of training on Saturday.  For these age groups we ask if the girls can bring a sweet plate and the boys a savoury plate.


We have limited numbers of boys engine jammers for sale this Saturday from the uniform shop, they are black with the Semaphore logo on them and are on a first come first sold basis.


Please remember the following dates:

Friday 3rd March – 4.45pm Board Training at the Club

Saturday 4th Junior Training resumes March Past Training this week at 11.45 Start 12.45 pm on the lawn.

Wednesday 8th – Pool Swimming  7.00-8.00pm Largs Bay Swim Centre


See you on the beach



Juniors Weekly Report

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Hi Everyone,


This week we are back in full swing after last week’s hot weather….


Coming up this week:

  • No Junior Pool Swimming tonight as the swimming club time trials are on
  • Canteen helpers required this week from the Under 8’s – (enclosed footwear required)
  • Henley H2O Youth Carnival Sunday 15th January.  Click on the link for more info Henley H20 Info
  • West Beach Pink and Blue swim for Breast and Prostate Cancer Saturday 21st January.  More info here Pink and Blue Swim
  • Junior Carnival 3 January 22nd at Seacliff  – nominations close Monday 16th January so please advise your age group manager on Saturday if you are able to attend or not.  Check out the details Junior Carnival Three
  • Nipperthon January 28th West Beach.  For info on this fun event click here Nipperthon 2017
  • Mid Coast Challenge 29th January Christies Beach SLSC.  


See you on the beach!

🎄Christmas Day Members Only Drinks🎍

Merry Christmas 🎄 The board of management would like to invite you to the Semaphore Surf Life Saving Club Members Only Christmas Day drinks from 9am to 11am.For those that will not be able to join us, we wish you a safe and happy festive period and look forward to seeing you refreshed and ready for the beach in 2017. 

Are you a Fundraiser?

This is a call to arms. 

If you’ve thought of an awesome way to raise money for the club now is your chance to bring it to life. Call Rhys to discuss your idea and be ready to be empowered to action it. We know that there must be plenty of fundraising and sponsorship ideas bubbling out of our awesome member base. Photos to raise money? For sure. Cake stall at Bunnings? We say yes. Golf Day tshirts? Why not.  Mick Kenny car wash in his budgies? Ok maybe not that one. But seriously, we will help you to bring your fundraising idea into reality. We have the helpers on call, the marketing and social media team ready to push the go button. We just need you and your brilliant idea to step up and drive it. 

No big idea but keen to help where you can? Join the Semaphore SLSC Volunteer Army by talking to any member who you know and asking them how they got involved or ask one of the Board of Management. 

Give Rhys a call on 0400 838 494 or email and we will help you create a plan that works in with our strategy. 

A big shout out to those people already part of the Semaphore SLSC Volunteer Army who are driving the fundraising efforts, you know who you are and we love you all:

  • Canteen crew
  • Bunnings BBQs sizzlers
  • Bunnings  Cake stall bakers
  • Carols by the Lake helpers
  • Semaphore Street Fair spruikers 
  • Westfield tin shakers
  • Ginger bread house erectors 
  • Uniform shop champs
  • Sorry if I missed others

Juniors Weekly report

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Hi Everyone


Congratulations to those who competed in the SPR at Seacliff and the State Open Water Swimming Championship on Sunday.


For the SPR we congratulate the following:

Teagan Richards 4th

Ella Andrews 7th

Alana Gallagher 8th

Amy Buck 9th

Lilija Zampatti 14th

Tyler Richards 12th

Zac Buck 7th

Stephane Deblaere 3rd

Nic Schulz 1st


State Open Water Championships 2.5km

Jemma Bennett 2nd

Will Larven 2nd

Will Martin 4th

Frank Martin 3rd


Well done and congratulations to you all.


Wednesday 7/12 NO Junior Pool Swimming as time trials are on for the swimming club


Friday 9/12 –  Junior Board Training

4.45pm on the beach, again any assistance with water cover for board training on Friday night will be greatly appreciated this week.


Saturday 10/12 – Junior Training

March Past Training this week at 11.45

Don’t forget our special visitor after training so don’t forget to bring your assist plate of food as per the flyer distributed last 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.


Port Elliot Carnival 18/12

Just a reminder that we have no junior training at Semaphore and we will be training at Port Elliot on Saturday 17th from 1-3pm with a number of other clubs. This training is optional if you are not staying at Port Elliot.

We are required to provide water cover so if you can assist please do so.


A reminder we will need to confirm who is going to Port Elliot and who will be competing we need this information by this Saturday so we can nominate our individual and team events.


Thank you and see you on the beach.


wading into the water

Seniors Weekly report – Carnival 2, 8@8 and School Patrols

With Senior carnival 1 just run last weekend its already time to start thinking about carnival 2.  Carnival 2 will be held at Southport on Sunday 11th December with beach events to be held on Saturday 10th December at Somerton.

Entries for this carnival need to be sent to Kerry Schulz by 5pm Tuesday 6th December. If you haven’t paid the competition levy yet you can pay this over the bar at the club.

For more information click on this link: Carnival 2 Nominations


For ski paddlers the 8@8 will be on again this season with the first event being held at Brighton on December 17.


We also have a number of schools doing   water activities over the next two weeks. Patrolling members will be providing water cover for this. Assistance from the senior competition group would be much appreciated. Dates and times are as follows;

Dec 8   9.00 to 2.30

Dec 14 10.30 to 2.00

Dec 15 time to be advised

Please contact Jen Hansen if you are able to help out.

Training Weekly Report – Last chance for Proficiencies


Final 2 Proficiency dates at Semaphore

ARTC, ATV Operator, Bronze & SRC:


Saturday 3 December 2016


Saturday 17 December 2016


Congratulations Semaphore we have over 60 of our Patrol members proficient to date.  The Wickman patrol complete theirs last week with many undertaking the swim in the windy conditions as well as a rescue on the day, they will do anything to get out of my first aid questions.


There have been 7 opportunities to date and there are over 60 people dryly proficient waiting for the nicer weather for their waterwork as this has not been a good season so far but this is your final chance.


Full proficiency – arrive no later than 13:30 to ensure that you are through by 14:30 as takes time to see you complete assessment & don’t want o miss the rescues & swim.


Swims and Rescues – Arrive at the beach ready to get in the water no later than 14:30 as it takes time to get all rescues done & don’t want to miss the Swim at 15:00.

Michael Kenny or Jennie Charlton will be in their blue assessor top to make it easier to spot & will be close to the nipper areas to enable watercover and patrol to complete all their work and proficiencies.


Please ensure that you have completed your online Skills Maintenance for all your awards here is the link:  then login (any issues with logging in call 1300 724 006) Once in then go to “lifesaving online”, then “courses”, then “go to learning online”, accept the conditions; then go to Training Library “SKILLS MAINTENANCE”. SRC do “resus”, Bronze do “resus” and “radio”.” Please note when it mentions payment the courses you are linking to are free for members J


If due to work/commitments this is impossible for you to make these dates then please let Jennie Charlton know by end of this week (Sunday 4 December) on as will need to organise to link you in with another club to complete proficiencies.


IRB Crew/Driver – No Dates at Semaphore

If unable to attend on the 2 options provided this year and still wish to be proficient please let Jennie Charlton know by end of this week (Sunday 4 December) on as will need to organise to link you in with another club to complete proficiencies. We are dependent on other clubs for this assessment and so only option now is linking in with other clubs’ proficiencies so please do not approach Neil or Michael as they can only train this area not assess proficiency or assessment at this stage.


Waiting List for Courses


Advanced Resus

We currently have 2 people registered.  This is a course to enable you to provide a higher level of oxygen using OP airway, oxy bag as well as suction.  Do you have Senior First Aid or Bronze Medallion?? If so let us know and we will get a course organised once we have 8 people. Dylan or Kylie have agreed to help run this course.



Please ensure that you have completed your First Aid with Surf Life saving before your course is due to start, we have included November and December dates below as this is a pre-requisite for Bronze/SRC with Semaphore.


Timed Swim: You can work on your swimming at the Portside Swim Centre on Wednesday nights – we have 4 people working on this as we speak so come along and join the fun….


Actual date of Timed swim TBA (must be completed pre course starting)– Please advise once ready for timed swim



200m in 5 mins (SRC)

400m in 9 mins (Bronze)


You can buy the manual at the clothing store or bar for the theory information.  Please connect to the online workbook(must be completed prior to course commencing) then you login (any issues with logging in call 1300 724 006)


Once in then go to “lifesaving online”, then “courses”, then “go to learning online”, accept the conditions; then go to Training Library “SKILLS MAINTENANCE”. SRC do “resus”, Bronze do “resus” and “radio”.” Please note when it mentions payment the courses you are linking to are free for members J


We would hope the latest a course would run is January/February 2017.  Please note that we have a trainer on semester break from Uni so if you have friends that are interested in a compressed course get them together and let us know.


IRB Crew

Are you interested but not sure?? Then “Come and Try” on 3rd December from 3:30pm until 4:30pm when Neil Bisset is on Patrol as Driver… be aware you may not be the only one J


IRB Driver

Please note that you must be a Crew and have undertaken a good level of patrol hours covering Semaphore and more advanced waters and have a boat license which you must log with surf via the online portal. Once this is done register your interest.



Reduced cost course at $95 per person

Venue: Surf House 2 Barcoo Road West Beach, SA, 5024

Time: 9am until 5pm

Dates Options:

Saturday 10 December

Tuesday 20 December.

Please book directly with Surf Life Saving SA on (08) 8354 690 or


Thanks from the Training Team