Friday, December 25, 2020

Happy Christmas

Hope Santa was good to everyone and you had a safe day at home.

Looking forward to 2021 with anticipation......

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Christmas 2020 @sthoee, the year that wasn't...... (and a little competition)

Normally at the end of the year we are winding up assessments, preparing our state of the nation , prepping a sea swim or paddle. Normally.

Just ahead of Christmas ..... every year on sthoee birthday the crew get a small unique gift , it's a long story but it suffices to say it's a great tradition we've been doing it a long time. It didn't happen this year....

So for Christmas we had a brilliant Dublin artist create unique Christmas deccos using Dublin seaweed and gold leaf to mark sthoee 2020, the year that wasn't, for our volunteers. They are awesome and we have a couple to give away to our swimmers.

If you'd like to try get your hands on one send your name and the time you usually swim at by email to by 29/12 , we'll have someone draw names out of a swimming hat ....

We hope this finds you safe and well, we won't be gathering but if you are stay away from crowds and take care.

Might be the year to skip a Christmas day swim, stay safe

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Birthday night

We should be just back from our surf trip, we should be gathering the crew for a meet up after celebrating the sthoee birthday with a pool party. This year keeps giving.

Anyways....  this is birthday week, there's not much up. Some of the crew are working on kit for our pool return, it's full of change, we can't share rescue gear, mannekins and physical contact in rescue and resus are out for the moment. It'll all be very different :-)

Anyway we're just marking birthday night, hope everyone is safe and well, we'll add it to the long list of things we need to celebrate when we get back.

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Monday, October 5, 2020

A level 3 update

We wish this was better news.

The sthoee return to pool questionnaire is sitting ready to go when we have something approaching white smoke but.... until we have some better news we will keep our powder dry.

We are at level 3  - Under level 3/4/5 we do not have access to the pool for group training. Under level 2/1 we will have severely reduced class numbers, new process around protective measures, cleaning and how classes will operate.

One of the questions on the questionnaire was to ask you all to send in any questions that you have so that we could go through them on a zoom call with everyone, with today's news why wait … send on questions to

Also every year we celebrate a birthday in early November, if you have ideas for how this might be celebrated remotely throw them onto we need something to look forward to

The crew continue to meet remotely every week, we've had some great problem solving for how the future might look . We need to get wet, we need a mix of live and online learning, we need it to be fun, we need everyone motivated, we need to celebrate an engagement and a heap of birthdays, we need to surf. 

We miss you

We will be together again

Friday, August 21, 2020

No Lifeguards on many North Dublin beaches

Just a heads up that we were battered overnight

no Lifeguards on Malahide, Donabate,  Portrane, Rush North. There's a hut floating off Portmarmock......

We always recommend staying clear of the sea after heavy rain , may it's a weekend for Netflix

Lots of great pictures, will update this evening. Send on any you have 

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Plans, plans, plans and jellyfish

The  most recent Government changes impact how we will look at our restart. 

It's impossible to predict how exactly this will look but it's safe to say that our plans are that we will aim to pick up where we left off albeit with a lot of changes required to manage sthoee in a covid-19 environment

Traditionally we restart later in September with new swimmers at the end of the month but at this stage we expect that we will

- Send a questionnaire to swimmers to engage on our back to pool plans
- Publish our covid-19 charter
- Have a zoom (or similar) meetup and parents Q&A
- Then announce our plans and dates

We are getting enquiries for new starts, anyone wanting to join needs to register on the join section linked from our website or blog if it's a sibling of an existing swimmer note this on the application. It helps.

It's really hard to be optimistic at the moment, we've touching six months off  but we are entirely independent which means we can adapt. We continue to ask that you take your information from our website and email only, it's amazing that people make stuff up but they do, if it's not published its not true….

The Crew continue to meet up online weekly and send their love to you all !

And finally there's been some jellyfish questions. Yes we do serve them at the beach BBQ (they look like congealed bonjella and taste of bad dreams) but when you meet them on the beach and are scared of stings it's.........

Purple / all white  - you should be all right

Black, orange, red, blue – will all sting you  

Regardless of colour don't pick 'em up unless you know what you are doing and do not eat them. Seriously, what's wrong with you people.

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Wednesday, July 8, 2020


We are not quite there yet on our plans 

But while you are waiting....

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