Firstly congratulations to all those who attended and competed at the Normanville Carnival on the weekend. The conditions were perfect and Semaphore competitors did our Club proud. The depth of water was very confronting for some of our younger competitors but they showed courage and determination to have a go, many completing their first competitive swims.
A huge thank you to all of the Age Managers, assistants and parent helpers, as well as water cover volunteers over the two days.
Printable Nippers Calendar – Click Here
Board training as usual this week, except with the board trailer being stored off site it will be on a BYO Board basis only.
Semaphore Training for all Age Groups this Week.
Back to normal this week with training at Semaphore for all age groups at the usual time.
Muster at 12:45pm Training Starts 1:00pm
There will be a short meeting for U8 to U13 parents regarding State Qualifying and State Championship Carnivals and the nomination process.
Surf Life Saving SA has notified us of the requirements for Hi-vis Vests for both Qualifying and State Carnivals. Competitors may wear either Pink or Yellow (or the new combination Yellow Front, Pink Back version). However, the Hi-Vis Vest irrespective of colour cannot be faded, and that a competitor with a faded Hi-Vis will not be allowed to compete.
Please see Steph Breden this Saturday for any queries regarding this ruling or for information regarding obtaining a new Hi-Vis Vest.
State Qualifying Carnival – 24th Feb – Grange SLSC
We are beginning to get further clarification regarding the State Qualifying Carnival, while we do not have a schedule we do know which events are slated for each age group.
|Under 8||Under 9||Under 10||Under 11||Under 12||Under 13|
|1km Team Run||1km Team Run||1km Team Run||1km Team Run||1km Team Run||1km Team Run|
|Buchannon||Buchannon||Buchannon||Brace Relay||Board Rescue||Board Rescue|
|Board Relay||Board Relay||Iron Person||Iron Person||Iron Person|
Your Age Group Managers will be asking you today if your child is available to compete.
**PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
It is important to understand that if you say YES, that once your child is included in a team then that team is relying on them in order to compete. If you don’t show the entire team cannot compete. Conversely if you don’t nominate to compete you will not be able to turn up on the day and expect to be included.
In addition, as the title suggests this is a qualifying carnival. This carnival’s aim is to reduce the quantity of competitors in specific events to manageable quantities to ensure the State Championships can run to a given time schedule. eg Flags – at qualifying competitors for each age group will be reduced to the final 16 who will then compete at the State Championships for Medals.
But it also means that if a team (Jo, Peter, Alex, Sam) qualifies to compete at the State Championships that same team (Jo, Peter, Alex, Sam) must compete. There may be an allowance to alter a team member due to illness or injury but only after petition to the Carnival referee is successful. So again, when nominating for qualifying, please consider that you will be required to attend both Qualifying as well as State Championship Carnivals if successful.
SO PLEASE THINK CAREFULLY WHEN NOMINATING TO ATTENDING THIS QUALIFYING CARNIVAL
Note – The 1 km Team Run will be competed down to Medals. That means that the Heats, Semi-finals and Finals will be run for each Age Group on this day, with medals presented at the State Championship Carnival 2 weeks later.
Club Championships – 3rd March
We have a date confirmed for Club Championships 3rd of Match. On this day, not only will the Juniors have their championship competition we will also see our Senior compete. Masters are also encouraged to participate.
Seniors Start at 9am – Juniors start at 10am
Come down and see our Seniors in action, then muster at the usual place at 9:45am
More details to follow………..
State Championships – 9th – 11th March – Glenelg SLSC
We are beginning to get further clarification regarding State Championships. Whilst no Schedule is available the following will give you an idea of which events will be on each day
Day 1 – 9th March
From 5pm – 2 Person and 5 Person RnR Heats
Day 2 – 10th March
Sprints All Age Groups Semi’s / Finals
Flags All Age Groups Semi’s / Finals
Iron Person U11 – U13 Finals
Swim All Age Groups Heats/Semi’s/Finals
Board All Age Groups Heats/Semi’s/Finals
Wade U8 – U10 Heats/Semi’s/Finals
2 Person and 5 Person RnR Semi’s/Finals
Day 3 – 11th March
All Age Beach Relay
Beach Relay All Age Groups Heats/Semi’s/Finals
Swim Teams U9 – U13 Heats/Semi’s/Finals
Cameron Relay U9 – U13 Heats/Semi’s/Finals
Board Relay U11 – U13 Heats/Semi’s/Finals
Board Relay U9 – U10 Finals
Wade Relay U8 – U10 Heats/Semi’s/Finals
Junior Lifesaver of the Year Presentations
More information will become available over the next few weeks so please watch this space.
Junior Presentation Day – 12th March
(Day after State Champs)
Junior Presentation Day will take place on Monday 12th March (Adelaide Cup Day) with all groups in attendance U7’s all the way through to Under 13’s. Timing is TBC but the day will involve the following:
- Shaving Cream Fight on the Beach (beware parents if you’re on the beach you’re fair game, trust me, I learnt the hard way!)
- Presentations for each age group
Upcoming Notable Dates –
24 Feb – Junior Qualifying – Grange
3 Mar – Club Junior Championships
9 Mar – RnR Heats
10/11 Mar – RnR Semi-Finals & Finals
Junior State Championships – Glenelg
12 Mar – Junior Presentation Day U7 – U13