Monday, June 29, 2009

Summer timetable

This week we move to summer schedule

Sunday swim for EVERYONE is at 7.30

Theory only for pre-exams and NBLQ

Beach BBQ Saturday July 4th

11am swim followed by BBQ - free for all members

Sunday, June 21, 2009

The longest day

Beach Thursday @ 7

Lots of awards for bronze and beach now available ~ just ask

And spread the word July 4 morning swim and BBQ

Have a good week

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Open water lifesaving in Dublin

Open water Lifesaving for all members, all summer long

Rookie Lifeguard : All ages - from snorkelling to swimming, from paddleboards to lifeguard equipment – the ultimate all rounder qualifications

Assistant Beach Lifesaver / Beach Lifeguard : For the young teens a great introduction to lifeguard skills with some serious swimming and skills work – a great fin qualification

Bronze Cross : The first formal Lifesaving qualification for lifesavers after their bronze medallion.

Silver Cross : our favourite lifesaving award – it follows directly on from the RLSS bronze medallion and BronzeCross

Beach Lifeguard : the total qualification for people who want to supervise safety on beaches

And if you don’t want a qualification, no problem, keep your lifesaving skills up to date and you can even update your logbook

All summer long –
June: Thursdays and occasional weekends
July: Thursdays and every weekend
August: We go mad, multiple weekday & Weekend swims
September: Thursdays and occasional weekends
October: Weather permitting

Join us: Back to the pool life saving September 2009
6/9/09 for existing swimmers
13/9/09 for new swimmers

Bring: A brightly coloured swimming cap, old runners or booties
Be Sun aware: Slip on a Shirt, Slap on a hat, Slop on sun block

Members can subscribe to sthoeetext by emailing your name & mobile number to or leaving it on the sign on sheet at the pool

You can find more information on our Irish Lifeguard website or Irish Lifeguard Blog
Dublin Lifeguard
Dublin Beach Information
Irish Jellyfish Information
Contact us

DYK: did you know #4; The Sthoee “Last Sunday” programme has been in place for nearly 20 years and has supported programmes as diverse as orphanages in Romania, Clean water programmes in Africa, drowning prevention programmes, famine and Tsunami relief. – last Sunday runs in July every year.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Live from the beach

Water safety and lifesaving sessions in glorious sunshine ......,

More soon

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Quick update for Dublin Lifeguards

We are publishing advance dates on the blog -

June 15th looking for all members to attend a watersafety event for a large group = all members welcome

Open Water / Beach Lifeguard Training This Thursday @ 7 on Claremount (behind Howth DART station)

and we aim to do some work on the beach hut Wednesday at 7 - if you are free and can lend a hand it would be great !

#2 sthoee did you know?: boogie boards don't get kit numbers like the other gear - they are named after Santa's reindeer with one exception, Tow-B was a gift on the condition it was named after the mascot

Irish Lifeguard Information
Dublin Beaches Information & Directions

Saturday, June 6, 2009

The Lifeguard Blog

Pool swim 6 June 2009

Open water swims this weekend ! Full programme starts here

Big Dublin beach lifeguard event Monday 15th - spare hands of all ages needed - info at the door

chill lanes: for school exam people - god knows you need it

# 1 did you know?: spare sun block is kept on top of the first aid kit on the beach

quick links
Dublin Beaches
The Lifeguard Website