Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Thanks to the swimmers, volunteers and everyone who puts in so much time and effort. It’s been another great year; we have much to look forward to in 2009.
Back to the pool Sunday 11th
Happy New Year
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
- Christmas 2008 -
We wound up with a totally new experience in rope throws , loads of santa hats and the smiles of a year well done - you just got to love it when sthoee trys something new - 180 feet of christmas lights is not something you see every week.
There will be a few updates over the break mostly course stuff and of course the year end reports
To all our swimmers and the team, the tens of thousands of internet lifeguards and lifesavers visiting us, friends family and
Nollaig Shona agus Athbhliain faoi Mhaise Daoibh
happy christmas, happy holidays, seasons greetings and a peaceful, prosperous and most, important, safe new year to you and yours.
from all the team @ sthoee
We are back to the pool January 11th for normal swims
(with a few extras in between)
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Member/ Non Member
Award of Merit €17.00 / €27.00
Distinction €20.00/ €33.75
Life Support €7.00/ €10.65
Life Support 3 €10.00 / €15.55
Bronze Cross €13.00/ €21.55
Silver Cross €13.00/ €21.55
Lifesaving 1,2&3 €4.50
RLSS membership has its advantages to get the lower rates
Membership over 18 stg £20.20
Membership under18 stg £8
you will need your membership card/number to get the benefits of the rate - for membership information check out here
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
As usual, everyone left with a present – this year a pocket facemask.
For members who have not yet qualified or certified to use one we will be running sessions with them over the coming weeks. Personal protection and safety during rescues has long been a focus in Sthoee and it was great that that we were able to give everyone such high quality kit this year.
Birthday night is always special, this year we had birthday greetings sent from as far away as New Zealand!
It is staggering to believe that Sthoee Lifeguards Dublin is seventeen years old. This has been a special year with great successes all round including;
- A new emphasised focus on lifesaving
- Development of the Dublin based pool lifeguard programme
- Multiple Dublin based beach lifeguard courses
- A staggering number of defibrillator installations and training across Ireland.
- The best equipped open water lifesaving programme available.
- The new rescue boat programme
The next 12 months will see some change with an increased focus on training trainers and developing the beach and boat programme.
In the pool we will see an increased focus on dry training and first aid with a greater roll out of defibrillation.
This is an incredible journey and we are so grateful to everyone who makes it happen - go raibh maith agaibh - you know who you are.
10 things you didn’t know about sthoee
#1 Tow-B (originally Toby) was named after a character in an Australian soap opera and first appeared in sthoee at our 5th birthday party. (he was surfing on an icing surfboard across the cake). He became Tow-B when we registered our first rescue boat.
Monday, November 3, 2008
There are a million people to thank. A million successes to write about.
What a fantastic year, thank you members, thank you friends, thank you alumni
Seventeen years old today, still growing, still learning.
Still smiling. Still having fun :-)
Annus mirabilis - Year of wonders
Sunday, November 2, 2008
5th Port reopened the crows nest following a full rebuild and fit out on Bull Island.
Sthoee has had close links to the den over the years and we wish them all the best in the spectacular new crows nest
We look forward to many many more decades of assessments with friends on the Bull Wall.
Monday, October 27, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
As we get close to Halloween join us for an evening of blood, guts and gore sthoee style
We’ll show you how to make up and treat wounds, seeping sores, bruises and bloody cuts, chopped off bits, burns, breaks and all sorts of nasty ugly injuries. and lots and lots and lots of
Saturday, October 4, 2008
First hour swimmers 6.30
Second Hour swimmers 7.30
lots of new toys this year....... including a whole new goriffic approach to bloodnight, its coming...
check out the new noticeboards !
website service outage: over the next two weeks elements of our website will be refreshed to allow for a massive extension of information and services .
www.sthoee.com will be live for accessing core lifesaving content but much of the historical and extra services such as lifeguard TV and video, vintage lifesaving pictures and the like will be offline. links may work, they may not, who knows.......
you can still contact us on:
text only to 0861595422 (no voice please its on a PC !)
Monday, September 22, 2008
Sunday 7.30 / 8.15
Almost the last of the bronze & silver crosses
AED Candidate Course: October & November
Rookie Lifeguard Trainer: October
Assistant Teacher Lifesaving: October
Trainer Assessor Lifesaving : December / January
Trainer Assessor Pool Lifeguard: December / January
Friday, September 19, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
you must be
Over 8 ('cos we swim late)
A swimmer (2 lenghts of a pool - you don't need to be a dolphin)
If you are interested contact us by email on;
or TEXT your details including name & age, you number (or your parents number) to 086 1595 422
or leave your details in an envelope marked "sthoee Lifesaving" at the reception in DCU Sport before this Sunday
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Visitors to our website and blog will be more than aware that we have had an affair over the last number of years.
True there should only be one boat in any Club's life, we have been unfaithful, today we lost one.
Asgard II was lost off France this morning, crew and trainees are all safe.
When she berthed in Howth she was always visible from the beach, when she sailed by the island she was a sight to behold and memorably stopped people in their tracks during swims and assessments. She was part of the landscape around here and, like her namesake and predecessor, was firmly embedded in our local culture and history.
Always sorry to hear of the loss of any boat, particularly sail. She'll be missed around here.
Sthoee Lifeguards Dublin
"Minister for Defence Willie O'Dea would like to compliment the crew of the Asgard and the French for their co-operation in ensuring that all on board were brought to safety."
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
There are a couple of spaces for the Sept course contact Peter, Keith, The website (mark your mail "member"), or be at Thursdays swim - 7 on the beach.
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Sunshine brings out the best in us
Open water, sunshine, lots of water
messing on the beach will recommence Thursday@7, Sat@12
(bring mentos & diet coke)
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
This weeks mid week swim is Thursday @ 7 on Claremont
next swims: Sun 10am, Thur 17th @ 7
Some useful links
>Lifesaving in Dublin
>Jellyfish Information on jellyfish in Ireland / Dublin
>Urban Beach? - check out the Dublin Beach Guide or
>The Dublin Beach Guide on Google Earth
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Sunday, June 29, 2008
end of the pool year, throw everything that floats into the pool and see what happens.
on the beach from this week - times published Monday evenings
its been a great year, thanks to everyone for what has been a truly awesome experience
The journey continues (Thursdays, Sundays and probably more 'days) all summer
members can opt in at any stage during the summer
Monday, June 23, 2008
all members, all summer, all free
see you poolside Sunday
Friday, June 6, 2008
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Open Water Lifesaving - June Bank Holiday Monday
Monday 10.30 Claremont
wetsuit if you have one
Brightly coloured cap
old runners or bootles , something for your feet
Sense of humour
Boats, skis, and a little lunacy
all members, all welcome
Rock & Roll
zoom in !!
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Monday, May 12, 2008
Busy day, new AED implementation in Wicklow with just about as enthusiastic a group of people as you could have . Community based AED is a shot in the arm, when you do it three times a week its addictive. (and our first Wicklow implementation!)
If you are a club member at any level and want to get involved just shout.
Straight back to DCU and a further full course with a great group and some fun initiatives !
We are ramping up to summer as we speak open water getting close and we are planning a few surprises for launching day
Congats to the new beach lifeguards, AEDs, thanks to the support team and good luck to the gang doing exams
Saturday, May 10, 2008
We get asked why we don't update the site so often - are we not up to much?
Its actually the other way around. Sine the last update we have assisted in implementing heaps of new AED including our first in Meath and Cork, have started the beach programme, launched the boat programme. Its likely this year that we will do more AED than water awards , quite incredible.
The big news is that this week we will be contacting a segment of the waiting list for a restricted entry.
Big coastguard event in Howth this weekend - head out if you get the chance.
its the best time of year for sthoee, we have picked our our new BBQ, another new set of mannekins arrived yesterday and some fun plans for greater community interaction.
keep up the good work and if you are in exam mode - we're rooting 4u (but make sure that Mark knows you are coming back!)
take care & Happy Pangea Day
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Its been busy, we are doing AED a a rate of nots, had successful pool lifeguard, had club swims, started our ISA accreditation, the list is endless.
Beach Lifeguard starts here - final registrations for May course tonight
speak soon !
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
we're keeping busy
Last week we did a big AED presentation to the combined franchisees from Apache and had the annual staff reassessments in DCU (some great photos to come)
This week - more AED (including tonight and NPLQ) but in addition...
This Friday we are having a big AED event in Skerries as part of the Apache Roll out - if you are interested in attending and can get to Skerries for 5.45pm (to 6.30) you are welcome
but we need to know you are coming text or email and dig out your sthoee sweat.
all ages, all ats, TA - open access presentation ............... and its gonna be big
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
sorry - we're swamped
Good day Sunday - big night DCU
Good day Today - big Apache presentation at Apache HQ
more soon along with news of ........ Toby and his stunt double!
busy busy - will be updating soon , anyone with time on their hands over the next 2 weeks we could do with a dig out - any age, any level there's a job for you !
Monday, February 25, 2008
Sunday, February 10, 2008
good night all round tonight - the new assistant teacher team (AT) are beginning to make some of us dinosaurs obsolete ;-)
those of you with eagle eyes will have seen new heads and lungs going into some mannequins and a few new faces in the family of resus mannequins - that was only the first instalment - more next week.
Pool Lifeguard, beach Lifeguard, AED courses and Lifesaving TA being put to bed this week - all in all its kinda busy
congrats to the Award of Merits yesterday too
another AED installation this week - right beside us as it happens pics and a new Apache AED section are in the works - remember if you know of anyone who wants assistance with AED just contact us on www.sthoee.com
or just click the graphic
Sunday, January 27, 2008
thanks to everyone who did work this week - everything looks great
original sthoee crew met up this weekend and send their regards . plan is to have an open water open day later in the year
lots of stuff happening in the background - anyone with a flair for design - we might have an opportunity for you !
great to have Peter back - mentoring the new crew - bank looking good.
keep up the good work
Monday, January 21, 2008
Its that time of the year - we go though the gear and people get giddy
For the record yes we do use comfort on the mannequin clothing (people would not believe it last night) and
IF ANYONE can help us source an underwater rugby ball (I didn't think they existed either) or can make suggestions on suitable water pistols (are there unsuitable ones?) we're all ears
as for the lifesaving pants pictured....... no
wally hats anyone ?
courses - we go public next weekend so get your name in - Pool & Beach Lifeguard, Lifesaving TA
On this weeks "to do " list
- iron the baby grows
- buy two heads
- get coloured mannequin
- get a tailor to sew a grab bag
- and dry clean the mannequin bags
you could not make this up
..... what a hobby, golf seems like sanity
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Courses up Pool Lifeguard Easter , beach lifeguard Feb, Lifesaving TA March
Gear upgrade started - thanks to everyone who helped pulling stuff apart - new toys arriving from now and yes we will give serious thought to water pistols (try and stop us) and volley balls
great to see Peter on the bank with the highest attended banks sessions we have ever had
priority to sthoee bods and alumni on the lifeguard courses - get in touch ! email q@sthoeelifeguardsDublin.com
And if you are looking for a new reg form CLICK HERE
Sunday, January 13, 2008
apache vouchers are back - want half price pizza - vouchers @ €6 available at the door from next week
the noticeboard has moved - its now on the second entrance into the gym - courses up from this week
- Lifesaving TA (+ multiqual) Easter
- National Pool Lifeguard Award (NPLQ) Easter
- Beach Lifeguard (course 1/08) Weekly starting Feb 24th
- AED next course names will be published on the board this week
- AED Project 41 - Michael / Simon
- Cork Courses & Update by invitation (email)
- Kit & Kit renewal programmes - Simon & Ciarán
- Boat Programme (ISA / RLSS) Joe / Keith
- Claremount - John / Mark
- CW & Certification - Kate
next BIG exam night Feb 17th
Thursday, January 3, 2008
its 2008 and we have a lot of work to do
In the post today is the (late) term application - as you know we are already into T2 but we hold off the paperwork till after Christmas being the nice people that we are!
Included in this mailing is a new form for completion by your guardians / parents (or you if you are 18+). This is essential for everyone and is compulsory from 2008.
Staff - there are some changes happening affecting us all (all good) MC will be in in contact and will speak Sunday otherwise speak John, Mark or Kate
we will be looking at lanes again for new members on Sunday week - obviously we don't expect much movement but where we can we will be back filling.
thats about it - too cold for surfing this weekend so feet up and see you all in the pool Sunday
take care and look after yourselves
p.s. anyone who did a Christmas swim but did not get their santa seal MC will have them Sunday ;-)
p.p.s latest AED and some new pics up this weekend