Tuesday, November 18, 2008

RLSS Ireland Awards Prices

We've had loads of questions on RLSS awards prices - Nov 08

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

Birthday night 08

For the first time we had Tow-B on the big screen - it was strange seeing his smiling face 6 foot tall - staring out over his domain.

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.

November 2008

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

Sthoee17 Lifeguards Dublin - Annus mirabilis

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 Re-opening, old friends new crow's nest

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.