Wednesday, July 29, 2009

No swim Thursday 30/7/09

Due to the volume of no swim notices on Fingal County Councy Beaches following the heavy rain there is no Thursday swim this week.
update: the notice for Clarmont was lifted but not in time to get the team together for tonight - have a great bank holiday - see you all next week :-)
If you have internet access take up the time to set up your google account !

BEACH LIFEGUARDS : Please ensure you have spoken to your trainer about assessment dates - you are running out of time

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Google a Lifeguard

Did you know that if you have a google account or gmail / google email address you can add our calendar to your account for free.

So what you ask?
for starters try out free texts to your mobile and emails of updates as and when they happen , if you are a tech the world is your oyster

the calendar is called www. and is available here

its free, its simple and it rocks

Thursday swim will be confirmed by lunchtime Wed

Monday, July 20, 2009

Thursday Swim Change of Venue hole in the wall

how to get there : its listed as Burrow / Sutton / Hole in the wall on the Dublin beach guide

Sutton Station / Howth both 20 minute walk

more to follow

Friday, July 17, 2009

The moon does it

With all the moon landing celebrations we should point out just how important the moon is to us

It regulates the tides and gives us the magic rule of twelfths that makes it all predictable.

if you want to learn more about how it all sits together check out our website;

Learn why the moon is so important to tides

next swim Thursday @7 - watch this space as venue may change! ! ! !

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Capsize drill

jedi got good and wet this evening- capsize drill is about as much fun
as you can have on a boat - in and out constantly boat flipped and
righted constantly

It's easier than it looks and tonight we had a virgin crew go from
belly up and wet to righted and dry in 26 seconds.

It will be a long time before we see that time broken, a very very
long time.

No sat swim this week . next swim Thur at seven, monster tide sat week - event planned !

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Dublin emergency services sea swim 2009

So normally we have Rlss lifeguards and lifesavers on the beach

Today Coastguard, RNLI, Ambulance, Dublin fire brigade, Gardai,
Beaumont A&E, Airport police and fire pretty much anyone with a blue
polo shirt.

The event was moved to our home beach on Claremont for logistal
reasons. A great day had by all.

Never before have we had so much rescue on the beach and in the water
with perhaps the best start possible from Howth lifeguard

Well done to the organisers- it was an impressive event - pictues to
follow on

Monday, July 6, 2009

Weekly update 6/7/09

Thur 9th 7pm Claremont
Sat 11th 1pm Claremont - big event
Sun 12th last Sunday in DCU 7.30
Thur 18th 7pm Claremont

All members welcome @ all swims