Sunday, May 27, 2007

June Swims Confirmed

June Bank holiday swims confirmed

Fri 1st - Spinal Session with Waterski Team
Sat 2nd - Open water 12.00 ClareMount swim, ski and paint session
Sun 3rd - DCU exams and full swim night, 1st registration for AED project
Mon 4th - sleep

2nd Beach Lifeguard course announced - members info on notice board or you can mail, text, bebo etc

Open water - bells and whistles

Its offical - the first beach side AED in Ireland has been installed on our beach !

First aid in place so it green light for swims over the bank holiday.

Skis were taken out of storage and looked very well on the beach - along with the new bell - not heard about it? well its very big, very loud and very sthoee.............

Thursday, May 24, 2007

small steps

One step closer to H2Open07

First Aid,
Defib and racking go into place this weekend - June bank holiday kick off anyone?

A loose decision has been made to do a "light" job to start with to give breathing space for the bigger job. To be honest the new larger open water programme is bigger than we anticipated. There are hundreds of jobs to do so its as simple as do the jobs in order of importance. The big plans are still there its just that small steps seem to be getting us there quicker.

If you have elbow grease and ideas get involved - everyone is welcome

Saturday, May 19, 2007

one step closer to the full programme

It begins. New doors sucessfully in place on the beach. One step closer to the new programme.

Next Saturday we will be having painting and work party session in Howth

happy days !

Good news again from our friends in Howth Coastguard see here for the press coverage

Monday, May 14, 2007

Lifeguard, waterski and wookies

The Beach Lifeguard courses are now on the noticeboard - remember Irish Lifeguard courses are hard to find so stick your name down now

Thanks to everyone who has volunteered for the waterski session (volunteer? queued more like) - the next session is on Friday 1st, with the third session out on the lake with the boat. This really is a new look at something we have been doing for a long time get involved if you can.

We are aiming for an open water swim with painting this Saturday afternoon - will be confirmed on our lifeguard bebo text and the Sthoee lifeguards Dublin website no later than Thursday

and finally welcome to our new members - its great to have you on board - we know you'll love it

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Spinal, Dublin Lifeguard Jobs and Beach Lifeguard Course

Quick note

Good spinal session at the pool tonight with some guests researching how we approach this element of specialist rescue - more news to follow and........

......beach Lifeguard apps on the noticeboard from Sunday (beside the aed) and........

......Fingal announced that there were 85 applicants for Fingal lifeguard jobs

Lifeguard Publish

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Lifes a beach

Well the good news is that there is work being done this month on the beach hut so that it can better accommodate the launching trailer.

Bad news is that the graffiti has undone all the good work from last year.

If you are available to give a couple of hours to painting and general labour please email, bebomail or text your name (086 1595 422) and we will put you on the contact list.

No firm plans but likely that the next couple of swims will be "working" sessions.

sign up ................... email us here or here

Monday, May 7, 2007

..... and we're back

there are any number of sthoee blogs out there as well as the website and bebo but we are going to try this one out for a while to keep you up to date with web updates.

If you want to stay up to date you need to be on sthoeetxt and on

so latest update
May Bank Holiday - web update on lifesupport pages including video ( not on sthoeetv), aed pages (theres two) and major additions to the lifeguard area on weather, blueflag (with a picture of the elusive Jedi) and VHF and if you missed it Johns great TA page and the AED presentation

this week we will also be contacting a small number on the waiting list for beginners both sessions.

Work being carried out on the beach hut for better boat access

and yes we are looking at tides