Thursday, December 29, 2011

Survive & Save Instructors Course, Dublin, Ireland

Missed out on the Christmas course? We are running a second survive and save trainers course this February, it's going to fill up very quickly ..... but you can advance book a place 
Just send an email and you will get the application form in early January

Monday, December 19, 2011

If the Lifeguard cap fits .... wear it

Sthoee Lifeguard Cap

We we did promise something special and lets be honest, we delivered.

So we hope you like your new Speedo Lifeguard silicon swimming cap or Speedo lifesaver silicon swimming cap, they are the best available because you are worth it!

Sthoee Lifesaver cap

and what about the big launch for next year? No lifeguard club comes close to our plans

we will be updating all through the break along with our annual update

Lifesaving cap

and Trainers make sure you are in contact with Orla and Michael for Trainers on 27/28 December, 10.30 DCU

take good care of yourselves and those around you

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

+1 Just a quick note

+1 Just a quick note

Every now and then we get a call that puts a smile on our face

A couple of weeks ago we ran one of the sessions we call "the basics", it's a snappy session ending with hands on CPR and AED for the attendees.

We do it free for groups the length and breadth of Ireland, we've run hundreds of them for thousands of people,

So back to the call, two of the people on the session witnessed a collapse, remembered what they learnt, used it, fired the AED and saved a life.

At sthoee we have a standing rule, nobody takes bows, we take successes along with the disappointments.

Everyone who supports this programme knows they were part of this, everyone who supports us is a part of this

everyone sthoee is part of this

job well done

Friday, November 25, 2011


The best we came up with for the birthday picture ....
...... was planking
Sthoee 20 - making waves

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Teacher Training this Saturday, DCU Sport

Teacher training for all existing trainers and anyone who wants to start with us.

Make sure that Orla has your details - mail her on

There is advance reading required !

Monday, November 14, 2011

Did you get your fox 40 lifeguard whistle?

Miss out on your whistle last night?  Ask Niall or Richard & they'll sort you

What's next on the gifts?......... Stay tuned

Friday, November 11, 2011

This weeks sthoee gift.......the Fox 40 Lifeguard Whistle

The best lifeguard whistle money can('t) buy.

The fox 40 lifeguard whistle, the best lifeguards whistle available and used by lifeguards all over the world. 

One for every swimmer this Sunday

Sthoee - 20 years making waves


All, we're planning a few drinks, probably in malahide, later to celebrate the sthoee birthday. Shout if you are in

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Thank you x 20

Hi everyone,

Just a short note to acknowledge the work you do to make Sthoee the very special thing that it is.

We are twenty years old today.

wow, just ....... wow

Thank you x 20

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

community session this Saturday

We have a community session this Saturday morning covering basic life-support and AED.

who's welcome: max 3:  TA, AT, members interested in teaching (sorry no guests )

what can I expect ?
short presentation, lots of hands on work
to assist with preparation, set-up, presentation, do demos and pack up.
these sessions are down and dirty and can take place in community centres, team dressing rooms, on beaches  - you never know.
session is short 11-1.30,  just enough time for abc's

anything else
sthoee does not charge for community sessions  - we request that a donation is made to charity. our preferred charities are RNLI and UNICEF.
dress for comfort not style.  sthoee top if you have one, if not navy/dark polo if you can , no issue if not.
prep - review you life-support notes

09.30 DCU for gear pick up
10.30 arrive venue
11.00 -1.30 presentation
1.30 debrief and pack up

interested speak with michael : no later than 6pm Friday with a mobile number

Sunday, October 30, 2011

bank holiday

Hi all,

 dont forget not bank holiday swim

birthday month kicks off next Sunday

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


Just a quick update

We are well settled down , numbers are tight so PLEASE do not make any promises on new members unless you check first.
Pool Lifeguards - names being taken by Peter - first come first served , This course will be oversubscribed
Teachers - November  - you need to be registering now please email the info address or
Bank Holiday  - no pool swim  - we will be on the beach, bring your painting clothes and a wetsuit
want a job ? we have a lot planned for the birthday , if you want to volunteer /  lend a hand please contact the info address
Community  - we are planning some community engagement sessions (AED, resus, infant resus and water safety) want to be involved contact

Keep up with STHOEE Lifesaving on Facebook.
First, visit our page to keep up to date with the club events, courses and news.
and you're in the loop
That not enough? Do you miss the club too much? Join the Sthoee Alumni group to keep in contact with old members and go to alumni nights out.

Connecting with us
text / call      086 1595422
visit            DCU Pool, Collins avenue Sundays@ 7, Sept-June
Facebook          pages/Sthoee-Lifeguards and Groups/sthoeealumni

Monday, October 3, 2011

No Swim Sunday October 8th

There is no swim Sunday October 8th as we will be celebrating the marriage of Suzanne & John

Everyone in the sthoee family wishes our friends Sue & John every best wish for their wedding day and future together.

Contact us

Text 086 1595 422
Phone 086 1595 422

and dont forget you can connect with us on sthoee bebo, facebook and facebook alumni

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Joining, Times and News

There is so much happening so here is a quick update

New Members - we have small availability for new members, for information email for an automated response or text 086 1595422

Existing members
Theory starts Sunday 1st -
Swim 1 - 6.30
Swim 2 - 7.30

Do you need a parking pass?
Passes are available - please email

Pool Lifeguard
Registrations are being taken at the door for November course

Registrations are being taken at the door for November course

Want to be crew or one of our goto people?
If you swim with us and want to volunteer we have a job for you, it can be a deputy to an existing role or something brand new. Let Orla or Michael know or email us

Friday, August 26, 2011

Back to the pool September 11th

Existing Swimmers 11/9
New Swimmers 28/9

On the beach 6.30 4/9/11

wanna join - want info
check out
text 0861595422
ring 0865195422

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Update Wed

Winner Air corps!

A fantastic evening , good crew from Sthoee working with coastguard and Fingal lifeguards.

Well done Coastguard, great event, well executed raising €2500 for Beaumont Hospital

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Swim Sunday @6.30 and come down for the big event this Wednesday!

Join us on Claremont beach for the biggest event of 2011 - lifeguards, RNLI, Coastguard, Fire Brigade, Hospital, civil defense - if they are involved in emergency services they'll be on the beach

Race @ 7, all members welcome

Seniors / Lifeguards bring your gear we'll be on the beach from 5.30-6

Great event, great cause - see you on the beach ! ! !

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Serious stuff this Sunday Lifesaving

there's pictures and there's pictures.

Faced with a red flag we had an kit session (kit is any technical lifeguard equipment, gear is personal equipment and stuff is, well stuff)

This Sunday we aim to have ski and Jedi in the water. remember to bring old runners or booties if you have them.

Open to all members and friends - you just need to show up

Times are updated online and on 086 1595422.

Friday, July 8, 2011

July Lifesaving on the beach

July Lifesaving on the beach every sunday 6.30

and we have loads of lost property from last week ;-)

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Beach Sunday

6 for 630 swim, finish at 8
Bring a swimming cap !!

Access behind howth dart station

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Yes, we do

Yes, we swim the pool in June
Yes, we get into open water
Yes, we close off all those assessments
Yes, if u are doing exams u can cime and chill at the pool (and chill, we know its tough and we're there for u.)

June is yes month . Be a part of it.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

June bank holiday & Dublin Lifeguard News

No pool swim this Sunday

Lifeguards from the local authorities started their summer run this week. AED are now a feature the length and breadth of the Dublin coastline. This is a great step forward given the economically challenging times

We will ne giving information on beaches thoughout the summer and filling you in on some of the more quirky lifeguard stories around.

Jellyfish watch ? Keep tuned for information

For more information on aed and defilfrillators check out these links....

Using a defib and getting trained

Types of defibrillator Fingal Lifeguards use the defibtech one in the pictures

Friday, June 3, 2011

June bank holiday

First traunch of lifeguards start on the beaches this weekend. Contracts to all. You will be busy!

No pool swim this bank holiday.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Film Night @ Sthoee Lifeguard AED

100% of the AED crew said that this was worth watching. It comes with a health warning.......

It shows a real rescue
It shows real use of a defibrillator / AED

as well as how a well trained team works together ........

Film Night @ Sthoee: Rip current

People have been asking about rip currents, what is a rip current? What to do if you are caught in a rip current? and can a rup current be useful to a lifeguard?

This is about the best explanation that we have ever seen - along with great video, commentary and graphics.

after watching here are some test questions........

Is there such a thing as a riptide?
How can you recognise a rip current?
What do you do if you get caught in a rip current?

In 1821 we had our own Royal visitor in Dublin

Howth is well known for the Asgard and having a rich history but did you know right beside where we swim another Royal visitor left his Mark.

The Harbour was a new feature in the area when in August 1821 In 1821 King George IV arrived in Ireland at Howth.

To mark the event (literly) his first foot prints were carved into the stone of the harbour and there they ramain to this day. They are at the end of the West Pier (our Pier!)

When you are swimming ask and we will take a trip there. You will have to do the math but I think take akes him QE2's Geat Great Great Grandfather

He had small feet.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Mayday bank holiday

Mayday bank holiday, no swim, have a great weekend

Lifeguards use radios on a regular basis. Sthoee keeps two sets , marine band VHF and digital CB. Marine VHF are a seriously useful piece of equipment on the beach as they tie us into the rescue services when we need to.

If you are interested in learning more about radios and lifeguards why not check out the website

Sunday, April 24, 2011


No Swim Easter Sunday, enjoy the chocolate.

If people are interested in pputing in a couple off hours on the beach this week (mon daytime or evenings) please text or email

have a great break

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

April 2011 - members please read !

`No Swim this Sunday Easter

AT, new trainers please make contact with before Friday

Everyone else ..... fancy coming to the beach this weekend ? check in before Friday