“To build confidence and guard against obesity”
Templeogue College Swim Pool has, for over twenty years, provided swimming lessons of the highest standard to children of all ages and abilities. We teach 26 different school groups during the day Monday to Saturday and, combined with our evening and weekend classes, we cater for 2,000 children per week.
Swimming, as a form of exercise, is a great lifelong skill that can be enjoyed on holidays ,both here and abroad. Learning the skill of swimming is fun, can help develop confidence, and help keep children safe during water activities. It is a lifelong activity that develops confidence.
Our teaching program has over 900 places available on a weekly basis to children with all terms running for three months starting the 1st week of January, April, July & October. We have lessons available each day of the week, During the week, we have lessons on in the afternoon (after school) & evening and at weekends we cater for lessons in both the morning and afternoon. We run our lessons all year round as we feel consistency is a key element of children learning a new skill.
Children will start off in the beginners class (unless they are more advanced) and will start their learning of the fundamental swimming skills that will stay with them as the become more proficient swimmers. Our beginners classes have the luxury of having two teachers (excl. Sunday morning) with one on the bank and one in the water to help the children progress in a safe & fun environment. As children progress through each level they will be promoted, when ready, to the next one where they will make a jump to learn more skills and reinforce skills already learnt.
Many of the children who come for their first experience of a swimming pool, learn to swim with us. Many progress to competitive swimming clubs while others partake in Lifesaving classes and achieve the Pool Lifeguard Award.
Most of our current team of Teachers have learned to swim here and, through our continuous development programme, have had the opportunity to learn Lifesaving skills and also to complete the Swimming Teachers Award. All of our teachers are Swim Ireland qualified Teachers and have spent many years involved in the sport of swimming.
All classes are run to Templeogue College Swim Pool Teaching Award Scheme, which follows a progressive plan to teach the children confidence, fun, and the skills needed to eventually swim Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke and Butterfly. At the end of each term the child is assessed and an Award of Achievement is presented.
On Sundays we run our special teaching classes, which have a low ratio of 8:1. In these classes the teacher is in the water to help build confidence for nervous children and develop a proficiency in mastering aquatic skills quickly.
Classes are run on a term basis, beginning the first week of January, April, July and October.
All current customers will always be given preference to hold their spot for the new term and will have a three week booking window to secure this place. New customers are welcome to join at any point during the term, where space is available. If no space is available you can add your children to the waiting list. All waiting lists will be managed in a chronological order once the booking window has closed.
If you are unsure as to what level your child is please contact us on 014901711 and we will be able to figure out the most suitable class for your child.
Wednesday 1000 – 1100 (ladies only)
Wednesday 1945 – 2030 (mixed adults)
We run adult lessons as well as children’s lessons and many of our previous participants now use swimming as a way to keep fit, recover from other exercise or a way to unwind and relax or just be more comfortable whilst bringing the children to public swims.
Both of our adult classes are suitable for beginners and improvers, and will have two teachers on the bank, one for each level. Many have also progressed onto the ‘ladies lengths’ or the ‘adult & teen’ classes.
Our Wednesday 1000 – 1100 class runs all year round (a time change during the summer will be in effect but advanced notice will be posted online) and is for ladies only. the class is a pay as you go class and costs just €6 per class.
We have a mixed (male & female) class on every Wednesday evening. This class runs 1945 – 2030 and runs the same terms as the children’s classes with three month terms starting the 1st Wednesday of January, April, July & October. However you are not restricted to starting the class at the start of the term, feel free to join at any point during the term, provided we have space.
These classes are run in a relaxed and fun environment to help keep you at ease and learn the skill of swimming.
Monday 2030 – 2130
Wednesday 2030 – 2130
If you have mastered swimming lengths of the pool and are looking to improve you stamina, your all round swimming ability and your technique, then our Masters is for you. It is a great class to get fit and improve your swimming all in one
We have 5 levels, one in each lane, each evening with the starter group swimming up to 2000m in the hour (not all in one go) in specifically designed and tailored sets to help progress your swimming.
If you are a ex-club swimmer, triathlete or someone who has moved up to lengths, then our coaches can develop your stroke and provide you with an aerobic training session, which will increase your heart and lung function and help you burn fat. Training is progressive and cyclical to help you gain optimal performance. Some anaerobic work is also undertaken to help you gain some speed in the Pool.
Some of our masters are still competitive in pool competitions, open water swimming & triathlons. Many represent the swimming club Team TSC in these events.
No advance booking necessary. Just call down to the pool 10 minutes before the class to register.
The masters class is a Pay As You Go Class and is just €6 per session.
The Masters class runs all year round, including the summer months.
Please note that the Masters class will not run on Bank Holiday Monday’s.
Tuesday 1945 – 2030
Thursday 2030 – 2115
Aqua aerobics is the safe low impact way to get fit, loose weight and have fun at the same time.
Our classes are very popular because we have qualified instructors, who are enthusiastic and structure the class to maximize the workout for you.
If you are unable to swim then our unique pool can cater for you. We have 2 shallow ends ensuring plenty of space for you to complete your workout in comfort. A lot of participants who are unable to swim still enjoy the class as it is a safe and fun way to workout.
Aqua aerobics is a safe way to exercise as there is little to no impact on any of the bodies joints and the resistance is created by the water. It can also be a safe way, once cleared by your doctor, for pregnant women to exercise as there is little to no impact.
For extra intensity use our deep end and see your fitness levels soar.
Call down to the pool 10 mins before the class to pay, as no advance booking is necessary.
The Aqua Aerobics class is a Pay As You Go Class and is just €6 per session.
The Masters class runs all year round, including the summer months.