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