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 classes and camps to suit everyone.


We offer Pool Swimming Lessons & Clinics in Dublin, Ireland (Dalkey) 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 Camps 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 Coaches & Team Members

We provide swimming coaching for children and adults, including beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. Our 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

Susan Dillon

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


Rachael Lee

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

Swim Camp Assistant Coach


Ben David

National Swimmer and Open Water Swimmer


Dabbie Payton

Swimcamp Coach Orla


Orla Tormey


Nadia Manouki


Sam Nuryyev

swimcamp Swimming coach


Sophie Linnane

Level 2 Swim Ireland Coach

SwimCamp Coach Open water swimming ciara



Swimming Camp Dublin


Manuela Laudon




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!

Swim Camp - Open Water & Pool Swimming Lessons for Adults & Kids IconSwim Camp - Open Water & Pool Swimming Lessons for Adults & Kids

Coliemore House, 1 Coliemore Road, Dalkey

4.9 56 reviews

  • Avatar Catherine May ★★★★★ in the last week
    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 week 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 weeks 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 ★★★★★ a month 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 ★★★★★ a month 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 ★★★★★ 2 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 ★★★★★ 3 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 ★★★★★ 3 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 ★★★★★ 4 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 ★★★★★ 5 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 ★★★★★ 5 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 ★★★★★ 10 months 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 ★★★★★ 11 months 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 ★★★★★ 11 months 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 ★★★★★ 11 months 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 ★★★★★ 11 months 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 ★★★★★ 11 months 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 ★★★★★ 11 months 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 ★★★★★ 11 months 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.