Nippers Registration Day: September 24th

With the Surf Life Saving season fast approaching we are pleased to announce Nippers Registration day on September 24th.

Head down to the Semaphore SLSC between 1-3pm and register your child for a great season of physical fun on the beach.

You can register for a membership on the day or purchase 3 “Come and Try” sessions for $15.  These sessions can be used on any Saturday training afternoon up until December 31.

Grab a snag from the BBQ while you’re there.  The bar will be open from 2pm.

Nippers officially begins on October 14th with another opportunity to register from 11am if you don’t make the early registration day.

Training begins with a get together in age groups next to the Club at 12:45pm with beach activities between 1-3pm.

We are a proud Family Club and encourage you to come along and enjoy the lifestyle benefits and fun that Surf Life Saving offers.

Your child will gain some valuable life skills involving beach and water safety, as well as the opportunity to create new friendships in a nurturing environment.

See you at the Club!

The details again:

Early Registration day:  Sunday 24th September 1-3pm

Nippers training starts: Saturday October 14th 12:45pm-3pm with registration from 11am

3 x Come and Try sessions – $15 (can be used up until December 31)

Final call for volunteers at the Cross Country BBQ and cake stall!

A reminder that tomorrow (Tuesday 12th September) we will be providing food and drinks for competitors and supporters at the Port District SAPSASA Cross Country carnival.

It’s a wonderful local event for our kids and we need helpers to make the day a success.

Volunteers to help with cooking and serving the BBQ for as little or as long as you can assist. Runs approx 9 – 12.30.

Also any budding MasterChef cupcake makers out there who can supply some cupcakes to sell for $1 each would be appreciated.

We had over 200 cupcakes donated last year and we sold out!

Contact Trudy on 0408 824 789 or Brad on 0412 073 688 if you are able to assist.

SRC Award changes

The SRC award now includes Radios.

Please check out the SLSA Circular that communicates that Radios are now incorporated into the SRC award, and the new SRC course syllabus.

The eLearning also reflects this with the Radio module being incorporated into the SRC modules.

Assessment materials/tools etc will also be updated to reflect this change.

For further information on the SRC course click here

Junior Convener Announced!

JUNIOR MEETING REGARDING SEASON 17/18

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 11TH 1900 AT THE CLUB

 

Well the good news is we have a Junior Convener!  Congratulations and thank you to Bruce Moseley, who has accepted this essential role within the club to enable the juniors to train and compete.

We will still be running the scheduled meeting on Monday 11th at the Club starting at 7pm.  We are calling on all age group managers, assistants and helpers from last season, as well as any parents who wish to help this season to come along.

 

It’s a really exciting time for the Club, with many developments underway.  We are a family Club and that means we are all in this together.

See you at the meeting!

Surf Boats Meeting

The Semaphore SLSC is having it’s Boaties meeting on Sunday 17th September at 4pm. The meeting is to give everyone some information about rowing this season.

An exciting time for some of our younger members.  This is the first year that Surf Life Saving is allowing members who are 15 years of age to row (in the right conditions), so we are inviting anyone aged 15 right through to Masters (there is a 60+ age group in Masters).

If you are a school rower looking for something different, a parent looking for some fitness while you kids are at Nippers or training, or someone looking for a change of scenery, then surf boat rowing is a great way to get involved with surf life saving in a team environment.  It won’t take you long to pick up the skills with some experienced coaches around the Club.-

For more information on what the top end of surf boat rowing looks like, check out this Youtube Clip

See you at the meeting!

Increase your IRB Knowledge

IRB Crew & Drivers (as well as members who like engines & are keen to help with maintenance) this one’s for you!

We have an IRB Engine theory session at the Club Thursday 7 September , 7pm-8pm by John Charles who is the Powercraft Officer for SLSSA.  Everyone is welcome.

If you are interested in coming along please email instructor@semaphoreslsc.com.au

Upskill to Silver Medallion

If you hold and are proficient in the SLSA Bronze Medallion and also have a Certificate ll in Public Safety (Aquatic Search and Rescue) then here’s your opportunity to go to the next level.

SLSSA is facilitating a Silver Medallion Aquatic Rescue (SMAR) course on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 March 2018, at Port Noarlunga SLSC.

As the name of the course implies, this course is about planning and performing complex aquatic and land-based searches and rescues, in the daytime and at night. The course includes developing a SMEAC plan, reading topographic maps/nautical charts, retrieving a submerged object, using search and rescue equipment (including FLIRs etc), jetty/pier and rock entries/jumps, working with and around the JRB/RWC, plus more.  Please see the attached Course Syllabus.

This course is directed at Patrol Captains, club 24/7 Call Out personnel, experienced patrol/water cover members, Support Service personnel etc.  

Prerequisites for this course are:

  • Be at least 16 years of age, and
  • Complete a 400 metre swim in 8 minutes or less in a swimming pool of no less than 25 metres long (this will need to be signed off by a Club approved Assessor) – swim time to be conducted and provided to SLSSA prior to Friday 9 March, and
  • Hold and be proficient in the SLSA Bronze Medallion (proficient for the 2017/18 season) and hold the Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue), and
  • Complete the eLearning prerequisite

 

The cost per participant will be $50, to partially cover food, drinks and resources.

If any of your members meet the above requirements, and wish to be part of this course, please encourage registration by clicking on the following links http://e.mybookingmanager.com/SMARmarch2018

On registration, members will be sent an electronic version of the learner guide, and instructions on how to complete the elearning Search and Rescue module.

Click here for more information about the Course.

School Holiday Training Opportunities

A reminder from Surf Life Saving SA that it is facilitating a Bronze and SRC course in the upcoming October school holidays.  For more more information on the Bronze Course click here. Get some more details on the SRC course here.

Get involved in the Club.  It’s a great way to stay healthy!

 

Nearly time for Nippers!

As the Winter sports wind up, we encourage you to consider Nippers as a wonderful Summer sport for your little ones.  It’s a whole family experience with afternoons on the beach and fun times socialising at the Club into the evening.

There are many opportunities for parents to be involved too.  Many former Nippers parents continue to patrol our beaches today!  A great way for the entire family to stay fit and healthy.

A registration day and details of membership fees will be announced very soon.

Keep your eye on our posts for more news!  We can’t wait to see you all on the beautiful beach of Semaphore!!

 

Calling volunteers and Cupcake makers for local Cross Country Carnival!

On Tuesday September 12, for the fifth year running, we will be providing food and drinks for competitors and supporters at the Port District SAPSASA Cross Country carnival.

It’s a wonderful local event for our kids and we need helpers to make the day a success.

Volunteers to help with cooking and serving the BBQ for as little or as long as you can assist. Runs approx 9 – 12.30.

Also any budding MasterChef cupcake makers out there who can supply some cupcakes to sell for $1 each would be appreciated.

We had over 200 cupcakes donated last year and we sold out!

Contact Trudy on 0408 824 789 or Brad on 0412 073 688 if you are able to assist.