R&R Training – Suspended

R&R Training is suspended for the foreseeable future. Given the close proximity that R&R competitors need to operate at as well as the possibility of Covid-19 transmission among unvaccinated children under 12 it has been decided to suspend both 5 person and 2 person R&R Training for the present time.

We will let you know when or if they will recommence this season.

Upcoming Bronze and SRC Course

Are you interested in completing your Bronze or SRC?  The next course starts on Sunday 5th November on the Brooksy Patrol.

The timed Swim is on Wednesday 1st November at 7pm at the Largs Bay Swim Centre.

Please email Chief Instructor Jennie on instructor@semaphoreslsc.com.au to register your interest.


Congratulations to our newest Patrol members!

Congratulations to Georgia and Mykenzie who have transitioned from SRC to Bronze Medallion holders. Welcome aboard Sarah, Emily, Teagan, Neli, Holly and Naish as new SRC to patrols this year.  The beach community is set to be well looked after this Summer!

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!


Training opportunities for 2017-2018

The Semaphore SLSC aims to give it’s members every opportunity to be actively involved and this includes through the extensive training program for 2017-2018.  Ever thought about becoming a Patrol member?  Perhaps you’d like to complete your First Aid certificate.  Click here to find out more.


Looking to form R and R teams for 2018 Aussies

Club Vice President Mark Donnell has been officiating at Aussies and he’s inspired!

I am looking for any bronze members that are interested in learning R&R, no previous experience necessary. Looking to coach a 5 person, 6 person and mixed team to compete at Aussies next year. My experience: zero in coaching r&r, officiating at Aussies finals last two years, been around it all my life. Parents welcome, u17 welcome, u19 welcome

Expressions of interest can be sent to Mark via email. 

Circular regarding Nominations for Junior Quals, Senior States Day 1 and Senior R & R Champs

Nominations are now sought from clubs for the following championship events:
2017 Junior State Championship Qualifying Carnival (Glenelg February 25th)
2017 Senior States Day 1 (Glenelg February 26th)
2017 Senior R&R State Championships (Glenelg February 26th)

Click on the Link for further info.

Junior Qualifying and Senior States Day 1 Info

Weekly Training Report

New Training Courses:

Bronze or SRC Course – Next course planned End of January/Start of February 2017

Last Chance for 2016/17 Season Or Prepare for 2017/18 Season

Please register your interest with jenniecharlton1@msn.com to get linked to the Closed facebook page where we can share new information.


Complete First Aid Course – Must be completed before starting training which may be as early as Sunday 15 January (There may be an info session held prior to this waiting for Trainers to confirm their availability.)

This is a pre-requisite for Bronze/SRC with Semaphore so please ensure you have completed your First Aid before your course is due to start.  If you need to undertake this Surf Life Saving SA has the following courses running 9am until 5pm at 2 Barcoo Road, West Beach, SA 5024 before the Bronze Course will commence:

January:        Thursday 12 January 2017 (members $90) or book with an external agency but will need certificate

book via Surf Life Saving SA (08) 8354 6900

TIMED SWIM – Wednesday 21 December at Portside Swim Centre at 8pm and if don’t make the swim then a Final opportunity Monday 9 January at 8pm:

Requirement:                      200m in 5 mins (SRC) OR 400m in 9 mins (Bronze)

Please note that if you are unable to meet this prerequisite before the course starts you will not be able to commence.


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)

https://portal.sls.com.au then you login (any issues with logging in call 1300 724 006)

Once in then go to “lifesaving online”, then “courses”, then “go to login”, accept the conditions; then go to Training Library “SLS Lifesaving and pick either SRC or Bronze”..” Please note when it mentions payment the courses you are linking to are free for members.


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.


IRB Crew

Are you interested but not sure?? Watch this space for a Come and Try Hour at a time that Neil is on Patrol.

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.



Congratulations to Simsy Patrol for getting proficient.

Semaphore Training Team would like to thank you all for coming down & completing your proficiencies. 32 completed rescues & swim & 16 did their dry work. Extra call out to Michael for such a great job and to those that supported him deal with the numbers.


Final proficiency date: Monday 26 December

Dry proficiency will start at start of patrol

Need to complete Full proficiency or Dry Proficiency only please arrive no later than 1:00pm

Need to complete Wet proficiency only please arrive no later than 2:00pm. Please note that the assessor must see you do the rescue & so we can not have more than 2 rescues taking place at same time so do not be offended if asked to wait/ redo ( if we have not observed you)

The swim will take place at 3pm.

Also option of ATV proficiency/assessment (with completed workbook) from 3pm.

Please ensure you have done online  Skills Maintenance for the course that you have (ignore the ones you don’t)

“Proficiencies link to complete before your proficiencies patrol: http://portal.sls.com.au/, login, then “lifesaving online”, then “Library” then “Education/Training” then “member” then “SLSA” then lifesaver Learning Guides” and then “ATV Operator Certificate”

The biggest hassle is getting the login userid and password sorted if you don’t have access to the email/mobile phone connected to your SLS record. Please use the helpline to sort this


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 jenniecharlton1@msn.com 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.