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!

Tickets now available for ASRL SA 2017 Awards Night at Semaphore SLSC

Semaphore Surf Life Saving Club is proud to be hosting the ASRL SA 2017 Awards Night.


Sat 27th May, 2017
Semaphore Surf Life Saving Club
6:30pm for 7:00pm start$45pp (not inclusive of alcohol)
$5 Drink specials
(Beer, Wine, Cider, Champagne)
Gourmet Cocktail Food includedDress to impress:  Cocktail Attire
Semaphore Surf Life Saving Club
Point Malcolm Reserve
Semaphore Park, South Australia 5019

Tickets can be purchased online from Trybooking.


Seniors States Day 1, 2 and 3 and Masters Boats Information

After reviewing entries for Senior States Day 1, the Youth Cameron heats will not be run this weekend.
All those entered this weekend have automatically qualified for the Cameron finals that will be run on day 3 of States as per program.
** No further entries will be taken for this event ( Please note: Youth Male may need to run a semi on Day 3 pending conditions at Moana).
Day 2 & 3 programs will be released in the coming days.

We have reviewed the officials quota for Senior States Day 1, due to only running two water Arenas & No sprints or flags for this event.
Clubs who required 2- 4 officials have dropped by 1, clubs who required 5+ officials has dropped by 2. Updated requirements can be found in the attached circular.


  • As per previous seasons – we do not allow entries on the day for championship events. If you have any entrants you would like to entered that is not on your ems, you need to notify State Centre prior to noon the working day before the carnival.
    This is so eligibility requirements can be checked for both Juniors & Seniors. You will still be able to change entries for competitors already entered into the carnival on the day ( Administration fees apply).
  • As per previous seasons – Clubs can only nominate One team for the All Age Beach Relay

Master Surf Boats @ South Port

  • Please see attached note from South Port SLSC regarding festivities down at the club

8:30am carnival committee meeting

8:40am team managers meeting

8:50am marshal for first race

9:00am gun


For categories with 6 or less crews there will be three rounds of round robin and for categories with 7+ there will be three rounds and a final

C16091 Senior Day 1 & Junior Quals Final (1)

Masters Boats States South Port (1)


Senior States Day 2 & 3 @ Moana

  • Moana Surf Club is open for meals on Friday prior to states from 6pm. The club serves a variety of “pub style” meals at $15 and under. They will also be putting on some specials for Senior States competitors. Bookings are essential to Karen on 0439 081 258
  • The club is also considering opening for meals on the Saturday evening, although this is down to interest. For any competitors staying at the campsite, this might be ideal for you. If you are interested in a group booking, please contact Karen.
  • Moana Beach Tourist Park has some great deals on for the weekend, book in quick as spaces are going fast! Contact Barry on 8327 0677

Seniors Weekly report

Robe Carnival:

The senior group has Tarooki Campsite booked for the Robe carnival on the 11th and 12th of February.  Taroorki is a 72 bed bunkhouse comprising of 7 bunk rooms and 4 double ensuite rooms (single beds). It also has a professional kitchen,  cool  room and hall. Cost is $27/person/night. Any club members are welcome to join the senior comp group for a great weekend away. Please see Craig Lienert to secure your spot or email to .


State team selection:

Two of our competitors have been selected to represent the state at the Interstate Championships on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Congratulations to Nic Schulz and Connor Tunbridge who will be proudly wearing the Semaphore cap in Queensland from January 20. The Senior comp group is very proud of you both as I’m sure the whole club is. We know you will perform at your very best and represent your club and state to the best of your ability. Good luck from all of us.


New Boat captain:

With the recent resignation of Aaron Low as boat captain Steve Simms has stepped up to fill the role for the remainder of the season. Aaron has also stepped down as club sweep. Marty Davidson will be sweeping at carnivals with Paul Johnstone assisting with training duties.

Steve (Simsy) Simms has called a meeting for all crews and individuals to discuss the way ahead for the remainder of the season. The meeting will be on Saturday 14th Jan at 4.00 pm at the club. Please attend if you can.

I would also like to thank Aaron for his incredible efforts over the past few years. Your drive and passion will be missed.


Middleton Carnival:

Middleton beach really turned it on last Sunday with surf in the 2 to 3 foot range on the sets. We had a strong contingent of male competitors in all age groups bar masters and  one  female competitor. It would be great to see some more girls competing at the next carnival. Having said that the U23 woman boat crew performed very well in strong surf conditions with new sweep Marty D. The girls secured 3rd at the completion of 5 tough races. Great effort girls, I really think you are in contention for a medal at states.

Many thanks to our officials and water cover who attended. Without these people we would not be unable to compete or the carnival be held.


Upcoming events:

8@8 Ski racing 14th January at Brighton (8am) see Ocean paddling facebook page

West beach pink and blue swim 21 January

Champ lifesaver/Champ patrol 4th February Southport


Craig Lienert   senior competition officer.


Semaphore’s Female Boaties do Club proud at ASRL-SA Navy Series 1

Congratulations to the Semaphore boaties U/23 women’s team who competed at the ASRL-SA Navy Series 1 today.

In cold, windy and rainy conditions at Victor Harbour this morning, with a side current sweeping through on top, the women managed placings of 1st, 2nd and 2nd.

A great effort!

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Training Weekly Report

Lots happening in the world of training at the Semaphore SLSC.  There are always opportunities to upskill if you are willing to have a go.

Award Achieved


Congratulations to Charlie Conybear for achieving his SRC at West Beach on Saturday 5 November.  He attended a SRC/Bronze assessment with 28 other young people from Glenelg and West Beach. Charlie completed his first patrol on 5 November. A big thank you to Jennifer Hansen for taking time off work to attend this assessment as the trainer of this group.

Assessments Booked

IRB Crew – Saturday 19 November – 5 people with Neil as trainer

Bronze/SRC – Saturday 3 December – 4 SRC and 2 Bronze – 3 have completed practice patrol and others will complete this on Saturday 19 November – with Heather and Andrew as Trainers

Training Officer – Saturday 3 December – Andrew Spencer and Heather as Trainer



 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

Bronze/SRC and ARTC

Next Proficiency is during Patrol on Saturday 12 November.  The swim will be conducted at 3pm and you must have completed all other parts of assessment prior to then including rescues so if attending just to do proficiency please arrive no later than 1:45pm. If only have rescues and swim no later than 2:45pm.

Currently we have 40 people dryly proficient and the first 12 people completed their Rescues and Run/Swim/Run

ATV Driver

Next Proficiency at 3pm Saturday 12 November

IRB Crew/Driver

Next proficiency at 10am on Saturday 19 November Brian Hession will run proficiencies from 10am until 11am so please make an effort to attend if not already done.

Currently have 17 IRB Crew and 10 IRB Driver proficient

Waiting List for Courses


Firstly you must log your drivers licence with surf life saving using your online portal:   then go to “lifesaving online/renewals, then to “personal details” then you can add your drivers license and don’t forget to click submit once done (whilst your there please check email and mobile numbers)

You should have received an email with ATV Operator Certificate Learning Guide and Code of Conduct for you to complete and bring with you to the assessment if not you can find this in online portal. then library, then library then Education then member, then SLSA, then Lifesaver Learner Guides, then ATV Operator Certificate Learner Guide

We will be conducting ATV assessments/proficiency at 3pm On:

Saturday 12 November

Sunday 20 November

Saturday 26 November

Saturday 3 December

Saturday 17 December

Also offering a session at 12noon on Saturday 19 November.

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?? Of 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 🙂

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 🙂

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 26 November

Tuesday 29 November

Saturday 10 December

Tuesday 20 December.

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

Thanks from the Training Team

Boaties teams call for 2016/17

Time to start getting organised for the 2016/17 surf boat season. Can you please let Aaron know which teams are competing at:

a. ASRL SA Series 1 (venue TBC) Sunday 13 Nov 2016
b. ASRL SA Series 2 (Moana) Sunday 27 Nov 2016
c. ASRL SA Series 3 (Robe) Saturday 10 December 2016
d. And who is staying at Tarooki including family and supporter for the Robe weekend. Depending on How many people come depends on the Cost ( The more people the smaller the cost)

Can Aaron please have team answers by Tuesday 8 November.



Boaties Corner

Hi Team, please see below for some updated information,

  1. The ASRL-SA dinner is being cancelled and instead trophies will be given out after the AGM at Brighton SLSC on August 14th
  2. A junior development camp is intended to be conducted 17/18 September at Swanport on the Murray. $20/person , arriving at 8amSaturday leaving noon Sunday. Coaching, techniques andmixing with other junior from other clubs. Please get back to me by CoB Tuesday 14 Jul if you’re interested so I can  go back to the ASRL-SA committee.
  3. Robe is locked in on the 10th December for boats – the Robe Senior Carnival will be next year
  4. Draft Calendar for the year is attached
  5. Please let me know who is interested in Manly/freshwater or Aussies next year please let me know so that we can start planning
  6. ASRL-SA are thinking about initiating a high performance program with the aim of making rowers more competitive with the other states



Date Event Venue Comment
14th ASRL-SA AGM + Presentation Brighton  
17th ASRL Ergo Clinic #1 TBC  
17/18 ASRL SA Youth Development Camp SwanPort (Murray)  
29 ASRL Ergo Clinic #2 TBC  
9th Port Elliot Island Row Port Elliot SLSC  
22th ASRL SA Youth Training Day Moana 8am – 10am
27th ASRL Ergo Clinic #3 TBC  
13th ASRL SA/Navy #1 TBC  
17th ASRL Ergo Clinic #4    
27th SLSSA Senior Carnival #1 TBC Schoolies
2nd Somerton Twilight Carnival Somerton Twilight (5pm – 7:00pm)
10th ASRL SA Robe  
8th SLSSA Senior Carnival #3 TBC  
14th ASRL SA Twilight Carnival TBC Twilight (5pm – 7:00pm)
26th Freshwater Carnival Freshwater, NSW  
28th Manly Open Manly, NSW  
29th Manly Open Manly, NSW  
5th Brighton Jetty Classic Brighton  
12th ASRL SA event TBC  
17th – 19th ASRL Open TBC  
25th Masters Surf Boats TBC  
5th South Port Coopers Classic South Port  
12th SLSSA Senior State Championships TBC  
25th – 2nd Aussies Tugun, QLD  



Aaron Low

Boaties Meeting 29th May

For any members interested in rowing next year, either socially or competitively, there will be a boaties meeting after the working bee at 4pm and before the Draw on Sunday 29 May.


For those that can’t make it please leave a message with Aaron on the Semaphore Boaties Facebook page or contact him directly.


Kind Regards