Nipper Presentations 10th April 2021

With the recent changes in COVID restrictions we are pleased to announce that we will be able to have presentations as one group this year. We will be utilising the downstairs area (similar to christmas breakup) to facilitate the forecasted number of attendees.

We are looking forward to seeing all our Nippers receive their Surf Ed or Participation Certificates as well as their Team Member Medals and celebrate our age group champions and runner-ups, as well as our age group Coaches and Club Person award recipients .

With in the next 24 hours you will receive a text or E-mail requesting RSVP information which will allow us to cater appropriately for lunch which will consist of the following offerings.

  • Steak burgers or sandwich with bacon onion and salad
  • Chicken schnitzel roll with lettuce tomato cheese and mayo
  • Vego burgers with lettuce tomato vegan cheese and mayo
  • Snags with or without onions
  • Honey soy chicken
  • Lamb koftas
  • Veg snags

Approximate Timeline

  • 12:00 – 12:30pm Nippers arrive (downstairs area)
  • 12:30pm Lunch
  • 1:30pm Presentations Start and progress in the following age group order U13, U6 & 7, U8, U9, U10, U11, U12, and Seabirds in 15 minute sections.
  • 3:45pm Junior Club Person and Junior Parent of the Year and other thank you’s.

Following presentations the club will remain open to all members to celebrate the 2021 Season.


Post Carnival Dinner

As usual the Club will be hosting a Post Carnival Dinner with a short presentation of how the age groups preformed on the day. Simple no fuss meals at special prices. **members discount not applicable on post carnival meals**

Orders will be taken from 5:30pm with presentations to take place around 6pm.

POST CARNIVAL MENU – ADULT serve $12 KIDS serve $10

  • Chicken Schnitzel (with or with out Gravy) chips & salad
  • Flathead, Chips and Salad
  • Beef Burger and Chips
  • Penne Napolitana

Parent Info Jnr Carnival 2 – Grange SLSC Sun 13th Dec

As many of you may know the second Junior Carnival is scheduled for this this coming Sunday (13th Dec) and will be held at Grange SLSC.

Whilst at this stage we have not heard that the event is approved by Health SA, planning is continuing as if it was.

All competitor entries have been made and are now closed. It is possible that both March Past and R&R events will go ahead this weekend more information will be available by Saturday.

Full Carnival Schedule Available HERE

Carnival Site Map Available HERE


Surf SA wishes us to remind you of your required compliance with thier COVID Safe or COVID Management plan (pending the SA Health decision). As such if you do not wish to comply, you should not attend.

Assigned COVID Marshals are volunteer parents just like you & any abuse will not be tolerated.

Parents should bring their own shade (such as big hat or umbrella) – it is not ok for you to enter the field of play to use the Club tents as this puts us in breach with SAPOL.

There may be a restriction on number of parent/carers pending outcome of COVID Management plan application.

Unlike last time where a ticket was required for spectators to attend, Surf SA will be supplying wristbands to each club based on the number of competitors. They have put this in place to properly enforce the 1 spectator per competitor allowance. AND ALL attendees will need to complete the COVID-SAfe check in process using the events QR code 

VACSWIM @ Semaphore SLSC

Kids Loving Surf Life Saving as an activity??

Looking for School Holiday activities for your kids??

Did you know that VACSWIM runs a program inconjunction with Surf Life Saving SA right here out of Semaphore SLSC every January??

VACSWIM runs summer holiday swimming programs for children aged 5 – 13 years old. The program helps children develop water awareness, safety, confidence and skills. Sessions are held at over 120 locations across the state and are delivered by our providers – Royal Life Saving, Surf Life Saving SA, YMCA, Hallet, Town of Gawler, Tatiara District Council and Innovative Leisure Management.

VACSWIM Program runs for 7 days (Weekdays – Mon 4th – Tue 12th Jan) Sessions are 45 mins | Semaphore location cost – $55 per child 

Online enrolments are now open and will close at 5.00pm on Sun 20 Dec.


For further information, please call the Surf Life Saving SA VACSWIM team on (08) 8354 6996 or email

To Enrol Your Child:

Choose the level that is appropriate for your child based on the chart below as a guide (children are assessed on the first day by instructors to see if they need to be moved up or down a level) 

For an overview of what children learn at different ‘Surf and Survive’ levels. CLICK HERE

Visit and type your location into the map on the home page. SEMAPHORE This will zoom in and show the available VACSWIM programs nearest to you. If you only wish to see beach locations or only pool locations, check the ‘filter by location’ buttons on the top left. 

To view more details about a certain location (dates, cost, etc.) click on the red location pin and it’s ‘View More’ button. 

When you are ready, press the green ‘Click to book online’ button to be taken to the booking portal of the program provider for that location (e.g. Royal Life Saving, Surf Life Saving SA, YMCA, etc.) and complete your booking.

Covid Update 20 Nov

 As highlighted in the last update, Government direction can change quickly and dramatically. Accordingly, we will soon be returning to similar restrictions that were in place before Thursday’s COVID lock down. 

So, to reinforce where we are as a Club effective midnight Saturday 21 November 2020 until advised otherwise: 

Sport and Education 

  • Club gym will remain closed (this will be reviewed early next week); 
  • Change rooms and showers are closed (other than essential toilet use); 
  • All training activities are suspended with no Club equipment to be removed from the Club for personal use; 
  • Carnival events scheduled for remainder of November 2020 will not go ahead as planned; and 
  • Face to face proficiencies and training activities (i.e. Bronze Course) are postponed. 

Bar and Bistro next week will continue to trade however: 

  • Bistro will take place Thursday and Friday nights with bookings essential and a 10 person maximum per booking in place; 
  • Club hours will change on Saturday 28 November 2020 (4pm to 8pm); 
  • Club capacity will be significantly reduced with the reintroduction of the 4m2 rule; 
  • No standing consumption of alcohol (inside and outside); 
  • Seated dining only; and 
  • All members and non-members must sign in on entry and on exit 

For further clarity, this weekend as the lock down remains in place on Saturday the bar will not be open and no training will occur. The bar will however be open from 4pm Sunday 22 November 2020 under the rules highlighted above. 

In the interest of public safety, roving patrols with reduced numbers have been authorised for Saturday and will occur as roving patrols only for all future patrols until advised otherwise. Club Captain Andrew Edwards will coordinate this with individuals as required. 

Further targeted information will be provided through our social media, website and text/email facilities to keep you updated. For further SA Government Restrictions information

Stay safe and stay connected. 

Nipper Training Pack

The Semaphore SLSC uniform shop is offering a special season opening training pack for Nippers, at the discounted cost of $60. This pack contains everything you need to kick your child’s season off. To pre-order please fill in the on-line order form below. Please pay when you collect your pack from the club uniform shop.

If you only need particular items, our uniform shop will be open as usual from 11am before Nipper training on Saturdays.

The uniform shop is located in the boat shed under the main club, near the change rooms.

Stay tuned for details of a Semaphore online uniform shop, to come later this year.

Nippers Training Pack consists of

1 Nippers Long Sleeved Training Top

1 Hi Vis Singlet

1 Broad Brimmed Hat with Logo

Available for the discounted cost of $60



Christmas came early for our Nippers

Semaphore SLSC has celebrated Christmas early with a special visit from Santa himself.  His elves were also very busy handing out treats to the youngsters.

Water Cover members were so excited about his pending visit they dressed up for the occasion.  Thanks to all of those volunteers who made the day special for our nippers and their families.

Full sized Santa photos are available for download.  Simply email to get a link and  password.  Your child’s name and Age group must be included before access to photos can be granted.


Summer $5 deal is back!

There will be no canteen this weekend.

Pies, Pasty’s and sausage rolls will be available in the morning with a BBQ following training.

The summer $5 deal is back: Sausage, Drink and a Zooper Dooper.


Nippers Disco – 8th December



Nippers Disco – Saturday 8th December 6:30 to 9:00pm

We’re having a Nippers Disco at the club on Saturday December 8. All age groups are welcome!

Entry is $10 which includes pizza and a drink – doors open from 6pm.

Tunes supplied by our resident music man Jason Sym-Choon

Adults are Free, (as per training parent/guardian presence is required)



Lifesaving World Championships

A reminder that Glenelg is hosting the Lifesaving World Championships 16th November – 2nd December.

We have a number of members competing:

Sean McKenzie will be in the pool representing the Masters at Marion Friday – Sunday

Sean, Tina Williams, Heather Eckert and Kate Newman will be on the beach Monday to Wednesday.

Cooper Clee and Ella Andrews hit the sand 27th – 29th November.

Nic Schulz and Connor Tunbridge will be in action 30th November – 2nd December.

We wish them all well and are proud that the Club will be represented on an International stage.