If you want to improve your swimming, but don’t know where to start, SwimCamp is the perfect place for you. From beginners who want to learn the basics of open water swimming, to more advanced strokes such as breaststroke and butterfly, we offer a range of swimming classes and camps to suit everyone.


We offer Pool Swimming Lessons & Classes in Dublin, Ireland for Children & Adults

Swimcamp Pool Swimming Clinics Kids


We are focussing on technique and training advice for younger swimmers as well as more experienced club swimmers. Whether you're a beginner or an advanced swimmer, our expert trainers will work with your swimming goals to help take your skills to the next level.

Swimcamp Pool Swimming for Adults


Our swim clinics will be structured to include swimmers of the same skill level. Our ratio swimmer to coach ratio is kept low to enable us to give each swimmer in attendance the time and attention they need during each session.

Swim Camp Private Coaching Private Swim Coach


Train 1-on-1 with our Head Coach Susan Dillon. Susan is a qualified Level 3 Swim Ireland and Level 2 Swim Ireland Open Water Coach with international experience. Swimmers of all levels and backgrounds will benefit from these lessons.


Kids and adults are welcome to join our Open Water / Sea Swimming Lessons and Events.

Open Water Sea Swimming for Kids


Our clinics are perfect for those who have mastered the pool but want to explore new territory. They're great for budding triathletes or open water swimmers looking to build their confidence!

Swim Camp Open Water Adult Series


Open water swimming is an extremely popular sport that challenges swimmers both physically and mentally. Join us for our Open Water Swimming Adult Series this summer to learn how it can be just as enjoyable in the waves of the Sea!

Clontarf Baths Swimming Lessons


Join our structured session in the 40m sea water pool in Clontarf. We offer a variety of different courses, such as swim lessons for beginner, more advanced adults or for triathletes.


Swim Camp Ireland Gift Card Swimming Lessons Coaching

SwimCamp is offering gift cards that can be redeemed for any of our events in 2022. This is the best way to become a more efficient swimmer and get the most out of your time in the pool.


We offer Swimming Lessons in Dublin, Ireland for Kids and Adults. Currently, we are operating at the following locations:

Killiney Beach, Killiney, Co. Dublin

Seapoint Beach, Co. Dublin

Castlepark School, Dalkey, Co. Dublin

Clontarf Baths, Co. Dublin



Fully Qualified Expert Swim Coaches & Team Members

We provide swimming coaching for children and adults, including beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. Our swimming coaches are highly qualified and all members of Swim Ireland. They give every swimmer the opportunity to improve their swimming skills and achieve their goals at their level, from club to national competitor.

Susan Dillon Head Coach Swim Ireland coach

Head Coach / Co-Founder

Susan Dillon

Level 3 Swim Ireland Coach/ Level 2 Swim Ireland Open Water Coach

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Coach / Co-Founder

Manuela Laudon

swim camp coach nadia


Nadia Manouki

SwimCamp Swimming Coach Sam


Sam Nuryyev

Swimcamp Coach Orla


Orla Tormey

swim camp dublin coach Debbie


Deborah Patton

Swim Camp Assistant Coach


Ben David

swimcamp swimming coach Sophie


Sophie Linnane

SwimCam Swimming Coach Matt


Matt O'Donoghue

SwimCamp Coach Omar


Ömürcan Aydin


We would like to thank all of you, our customers, for the positive feedback we have received about our Open Water – Sea Swimming, and Pool Swimming Camps. We are very grateful that the Swimming Camps have been such a huge success!

Mairead C.
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Thanks Susan - It was a really enjoyable session; you have a great team! Best of luck with your teaching adventures.
Claire T.
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I really enjoyed the training session with Swim Camp. It will bring me on nicely for Triathlons.
Flora Z.
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Hi Manuela, many thanks to you and the girls for the session last night, it was very well organised and I really enjoyed it.
Breda T.
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I had a wonderful experience and am looking forward to future events. Many thanks for advice last night. Also, coach Sophie was amazing and so helpful.
Noreen D.
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I just wanted to say thanks to you all for running your swim challenge this morning. It was such a comfortable and safe environment to do my first distance swim!
Donal C.
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Thanks a million for this morning Manuela, and thanks to Ciara. Loved it - brilliant. Have signed up for next weekend!

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Coliemore House, 1 Coliemore Road, Dalkey

5.0 61 reviews

  • Avatar Anne Marie Curtin ★★★★★ in the last week
    Open water challenges really build your confidence swimming longer distances. I did my first ever 1.5k swim: great have swimmers near and the kayak.
  • Avatar john nolan ★★★★★ 2 weeks ago
    I had a wonderful experience yesterday at my first swim camp with coaches Debbie, Sofie and the team. Very welcoming and it felt I was among friends throughout. Very safe too and left with enthusiasm to work on the swimming tips and drills shown. Special thanks also to the lovely lady providing the hot chocolate and buns after!
  • Avatar Michaela Kearney ★★★★★ 3 weeks ago
    I have been doing 1-1 adult swimming lessons with Susan for a couple of months . Prior to this I took group lessons elsewhere but felt I was making little progress. The 1-1 lessons with Susan have been amazing and I’ve made so much progress thanks to her. Susan breaks everything down so clearly and has such a helpful teaching style! I recently swam in the sea for the first time thanks to everything I’ve learnt from the lessons. I’m going travelling later this year and for the first time I’ll be able to swim in the pool! I highly recommend swim camp!
  • Avatar Nina Gorman ★★★★★ a month ago
    Highly recommend Swimcamp, the coaches are fantastic and helped me from swimming almost no front crawl to swimming comfortably in the open. Every session is super fun and the open challenges are great to prepare for races
  • Avatar Tina Weber ★★★★★ a month ago
    I did the 3 days intensive beginner’s training in the pool recently. I am a confident breast stroker but have never been taught front crawl. Susan is a great teacher and after the course I feel I know enough of the basics of the technique to put it into practice. Thanks a lot for the clear instruction and a fun experience.
  • Avatar Catherine May ★★★★★ a month ago
    Excellent swimming lessons with great instructors who teach with enthusiasm and encouragement - totally changed the attitude of my kids to swimming lessons. And I really enjoyed the adult lessons also.
  • Avatar Regina Molloy ★★★★★ a month ago
    Top class lessons. Swim camp are fantastic. There’s something for everyone. I’ve done lessons at the Clontarf baths and in Killiney and sea point with swim camp. Safe, Professional, friendly, fun and very informative. These girls and Ben were top class. Always on hand with info. In the water with us and had muffins and hot chocolate waiting for us when we got out. What’s not to love. Five star lessons for sure.
  • Avatar Valeria Etchudez ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    I completed my first sprint triathlon today thanks to all the help I received from Susan, Manuela, Tara and Sam having them as my swim coaches was a fantastic experience, they were very patient with me, they provide open water/endurance and technique courses with excellence I learned a lot I am very very happy with the results in less than 3 months I was able to achieve my goal with swimcampI highly recommend them
  • Avatar Roisin Mc Cormack ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    Cannot reccomend enough. I started training with Susan in Clontarf this time last year and have also enjoyed sessions in Seapoint, Killiney and Castle Park. The team are fantastic, friendly, enthusiastic and great to motivate you. The have helped me make the transition to open water swims and am thoroughly enjoying it. Many thanks
  • Avatar Shane Hunt ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    Absolutely loved this class. Instructors were brilliant and catered for everyone no matter what their ability. Will definitely be signing up again.
  • Avatar Rachel Davern ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    Had a great private session with Susan this week. She really helped my confidence as I never really think I'm a very good swimmer! Unfortunately I don't live locally but if I did I'd definitely be back!
  • Avatar Sita Kinghan ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    Really enjoy swim camp training. My swimming has come on a lot - Susan is a great teacher. Enrolled for my 3rd block of classes.
  • Avatar jack hedigan ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    This is my 3rd term, really enjoy the social aspect and my swimming has improved greatly with the guidance of my swim coach keeping an eye on my technique. Look forward to continuing. Thank you
  • Avatar Francesca Liu ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    5 stars - and more! I have been training with Susan regularly for a year now with the aim to train for long challenging swims. With every session, I would always come away with points on how to better my technique, more motivated and confident that I am closer to my training goals. Susan's attention to detail is second to none. Each session is engaging and most importantly - fun. Highly recommended.
  • Avatar Paula Owens ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    Having taken to sea swimming during Covid I set a target to learn to swim. Thankfully I am on the path to success having found Susan at Swim Camp Irl.She is an amazing teacher and she has given me the confidence and encouragement to say to anyone if any age….. give this girl a chance and she’ll have you thinking you can swim the Channel!My weekly session with Susan is now my favourite day of the week.
  • Avatar Niall Stapleton ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    5 stars ++ I have been swimming under Sue for many years. She has all the aspects of a great coach: focus on technique, great sets that keep me engaged and is an excellent motivator - she always knows just when to nudge her swimmer. I highly recommend Swim Camp Ireland.
  • Avatar Denise Kelly ★★★★★ a year ago
    Susan has been giving myself and my two friends open sea lessons for a number weeks now. Her instruction is very clear and she makes it all very easy. She is very patient, but most importantly she makes it fun. We always have a great laugh with her. I speak for the three of us when I say we would highly recommend her! Thank you Susan!
  • Avatar Leanne Macken ★★★★★ a year ago
    Highly recommend Susan and Swim Camp!! The 750m challenge was a fantastic experience, great buzz and well organised. The hot choc after was delicious and a lovely touch. Susan's swim sessions have been great in building my technique and endurance!!
  • Avatar Joanne Scott ★★★★★ a year ago
    I did a taster beginner open water swim lesson with Swim Camp and it was great. I’m a regular sea dipper but want to progress to using my dips for exercise also and actually learn to swim confidently in open water. I really enjoyed it, I felt safe in my depth the whole time while still challenged out of my comfort zone to put my head in the water, breath properly etc. Looking forward to booking a clinic soon. Thanks to the lovely friendly coaches too. All so welcoming.
  • Avatar Laoise O'Brien ★★★★★ a year ago
    My children (11 & 13 years old) did this camp over three evenings in the summer. They really enjoyed it! Sue’s team was amazing and fun. They have gained huge confidence in sea swimming since. They will definitely do it again!
  • Avatar Niamh McDonald ★★★★★ a year ago
    Had my first Swim Camp experience last Thursday for Swim Camp Ireland's Drafting clinic. Really brilliant class, great to do it with a group. Extremely well run and came away with more confidence and better knowledge of different techniques. Did more actual swimming in the 45 mins then I have done in a long time! Would highly recommend. Attempting my first 750m thanks to it! Thanks to all the team.
  • Avatar Venita Broderick ★★★★★ a year ago
    Would highly recommend Susan and her team at Swimcamp. I’ve done a variety of pool sessions as well as open water improver sessions. Really enjoying it & feeling more confident about my open water challenge
  • Avatar Leanne Harte ★★★★★ a year ago
    I was interested in gaining confidence with my swimming in the open water with a focus on my technique and fitness. I started by doing a 1:1 session with Susan which I found to be really helpful and after that I joined a weekly group session with her. This experience has been next level - I've gained so much confidence in just a few short weeks and I feel myself progressing already. I can't recommend working with Swim Camp Ireland enough - Susan is such a brilliant coach with a really positive and effective teaching style. So excited about getting involved in more clinics with Swim Camp Ireland in the future.
  • Avatar Hilary Dennehy ★★★★★ a year ago
    Swim Camp Ireland offers fantastic classes for swimmers of all levels both in the pool and the sea. Really enjoying being put through my paces by the fantastic Susan Dillon on Monday evenings in Castlepark. Great for the fitness levels.
  • Avatar Caroline Loo ★★★★★ a year ago
    Susan has been fantastic at getting me back into the water and swimming! Her patience, knowledge and attention to detail are second to none.
  • Avatar Dirk L. ★★★★★ a year ago
    The entire course was well planned and perfectly executed from the very beginning to the very end. Anybody interested in open water sea swimming in the Dublin area should take a look at Swimcamp. I enjoyed every single session. They have improved my confidence in the water, so I highly recommend them.

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