Sunday, February 24, 2013

our website refresh

We've been on-line a long time, we stopped counting website visits after the first 100,000 visitors.

Sthoee was the first Lifeguard website in the Ireland / UK and boasted many other firsts, first Irish language, first mobile site, first wap site, first imode site, first online course & badge. The Dublin Beach Information site now has its own popular following. Some experimenting we did at the end of last year on AED & Beach Lifeguarding generated 40,000 impressions alone

Like geocities MySpace and bebo in the past and Facebook now the lifeguard blog has been a stalwart of communication but something interesting started happening last Summer……It’s always been a useful tool for members keeping in touch, its handy as its iphone friendly, provides a nice time line and deck log but in the summer all hell broke loose, this past summer our visitors to this site alone rocketed and now exceed 1000 a month.

Web has given us many good stories, lots of people looking for courses find us this way and old friends use it to keep in touch from around the world. We even made friends in a pool in the US who suffered a fatality - with our crew sharing experiences and giving support from thousands of miles away. They sent on beautiful gifts to say thanks and gave real meaning to “been there got the t-shirt”.

One blog entry has received nearly four times the visits of any other page, any ideas?

Hidden away in the background we are now using web to manage gear, write collaborative documents and organise courses. In the cloud - the sky is the limit.

So what’s next? is getting the long awaited refresh, if you want to get involved please volunteer 

until then  - keep in touch

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Lifeguard Rescue Boat

it may be snowing

it may be windy

it may be cold 


summer IS coming 

//Rookie Lifeguard Instructors registrations by tomorrow night or make arrangements with Michael or Orla
//LifeSupport 3 assessments tomorrow night 

Dublin beach lifeguard courses  email

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Beach Lifeguard Jobs in Ireland + Lifeguard Courses

Jobs are now being advertised for beach lifeguard jobs throughout Ireland for the summer season in both Pool and Beach disciplines

Each Local authority recruits separately so you will need to pick the local authority or authorities that interest you can visit the recruitment section of their website. For example in Dublin all three local authorities recruit so you will need to apply to
- Fingal County Council: Balbriggan, Skerries, Loughshinny, Rush, Donabate, Portrane, Malahide Estuary, Portmarnock, Sutton and Claremont Howth
- Dublin City Council for Beach lifeguard positions on Dollymount and Bull Wall
- Dun Laoghaire Rathdowne County Council for Lifeguard jobs on the South County beaches as far as Killiney

Then to Wicklow for lifeguarding on Bray beach and so on …….

Remember that there are loads of inland waterways and pools too

If you are interested in getting a lifeguard qualification we have intensive and weekend courses from now throughout the summer

For Beach Lifeguard Course information contact
ring or text / 0861595422

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Get out and vote for a sthoee lifesaver!

We are SO excited that sthoee lifesaver Robyn has made the finals of the Irish "Doodle 4 Google" art competition. She is in the final 15 for her age category (The last of 5 categories)

Right NOW we need on-line votes combined with Google judges' decision to see her win her category … or even the BIG prize of overall winner J

If you think her entry worthy of your vote please click here for her entry "BLUEPRINTS" and spread the word please: ALL_ie/doodle4google/vote. html#d=d5-2

Voting open until Monday March 4 th

As one of the 15 finalist in her category she now gets invited to the prize giving night and receives her logo printed on a T-Shirt, a framed copyof her design and a Google goody-bag.

If she has the great luck of winning her category then she receives a Chromebook laptop, as will her art teacher.

1 overall winner

The official Google doodle team, made up of Google web designers, will select the winning doodle from the five class group winners.


The overall winner will have their doodle shown on the Google homepage in Ireland for 24 hours in April 2013. The winner will also receive a €5,000 college scholarship and their school will receive a €10,000 technology grant.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Rookie Lifeguard Instructors Course

The course you keep shouting about - rookie lifeguard trainers  
Saturday March 2nd 
DCU Sport Dublin

for course information please contact 

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Yes we are swimming this Sunday! yes .....

rettungspuppe im schwimmbad

Yes we are swimming this Sunday, yes there are exams, yes there is beach lifeguard training, yes we are planning treats for valentines, yes we will have electronic mannekins to train on

Yes you do need to bring clothes........

we may not be able to fix a broken heart .....
...... but we will show you how to treat one

SUP Sunday!

SUP Sunday!

Monday, February 4, 2013

SUP Sunday - first look

 So this is what the little monsters look like , way to early to say what they behave like but we love them. 

big at 12 feet, wide, by far wider than anything else we have 

paddles are in two sizes, large in carbon fibre, smaller in wood. 

They will debut on the beach in a fortnight 

Sunday, February 3, 2013

New lifeguard SUP board launch Dublin

State of the art  rescue gear  debuted in Dublin this evening.

The new monster board measures  a mere 12 feet .

We want to name the two boards....  Something with more imagination than samson and golliath

More pictures to follow........