Training Timetable

Day Time Discipline Junior/Senior
Tuesday 5:30pm Ski (TBC) Senior
Wednesday 5:15pm – 6:30pm NGNG: Boards + Swim Junior
5:30pm Boards Senior
Thursday 7:00pm Beach Senior
Friday 5:15pm – 6:30pm Boards Junior + Senior
Saturday 11:30am – 1:00pm Iron Senior
12:00pm – 1:30pm Beach Senior
Sunday 10:00am Ski Senior
Sat/Sun When the surf is good Surf Sessions Senior


Somerton’s coaching program is deliberately skill driven and caters for all abilities from the novice to the elite. We focus on continual development and encouraging all athletes to bring their best to both training and competition. Fundamentally we believe in training at best effort, rather than over training.

Board/Swim/Ski: Head coach is James McBride and brings great composure and skills focus to both board and ski training. Liam Holland is our specialist ski coach and brings great knowledge having trained with some of South Australia’s best athletes. Our other coaches are Jack Millsteed who runs Friday night boards and Brad Keighran who runs Iron Training. Brad is also Somerton’s Surf Sports Manager.

Beach: Head coach is Alan Winston who has many years of experience with both sprint and flag disciplines. He will be ably supported by Lisa Window and John Vass.

Junior training

Current opportunities for juniors are Wednesday, Friday and Saturday (Nippers).

No Guts No Glory (NGNG) is a combination of swim and boards. The session is deliberately challenging and all attendees must be competent swimmers. Children who pose a risk to themselves and others will be removed from the water. Please make sure goggles are also brought to every session.

Friday night board training offers an opportunity to finish the week on a high and head upstairs afterwards for a drink and meal with friends and families.

Water cover

We need your help. Parents are encouraged to get their SRC or Bronze medallion and support their children and our training program by providing water cover.

Please note that water cover is mandatory for all junior water sessions and we need to meet the ratio of 1:5 to proceed.