Kids Swimming Lessons in Dublin

Swimming Lessons for Kids & Teens: Your First Step To Your Child Being Water Safe

Learn how to swim with the right techniques and build stamina. Our goal is to create a safe, fun, and welcoming environment to learn how to swim. In addition, we aim to increase strength, endurance, coordination and reduce stress.

We are looking for swimmers who can swim but would like to improve. Swimming is a life skill that we should all possess living close to the coast.

❓Why choose Swim Camp for your children?

We offer different camps for different age groups and abilities, so there’s something for everyone!

Sign your kids up for one of our swimming lessons and give them an exciting experience that will make their summer full of joy and memories.

Don’t wait too long, spaces are filling up fast!

Join our Swimming Skills Programme for kids and teens.

We’ll bring your swimmer to the next level making them more effective and efficient in the water, while having fun.

We Teach Your Child to:

  • Love and Enjoy Swimming
  • Learn how to swim in a safe and friendly environment
  • Develop water confidence, water safety and swimming skills
  • Increase coordination, balance and strength
  • Breath control, Buoyance and floating techniques, Propulsion through the water, Competitive Strokes

🏊‍♀Your Child's Path to Swimming Success: Meet Our Experienced & Certified Swim Coaches

Susan Dillon Head Coach Swim Ireland coach

Head Coach / Co-Founder

Susan Dillon
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Manuela Laudon

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Ben David
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Sophie Linnane

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Sam Nuryyev

🏅SwimCamp Success Stories: Experience the Life-Changing Transformations of Your Child's Aquatic Journey

Aisling S.
SwimCamp's Transformative Splash: Aisling's Approval
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Aisling excitedly shares her family's exhilarating swim saga at SwimCamp, where miracles happen one stroke at a time. Witnessing her 7-year-old conquer longer distances within minutes and her 5-year-old conquer the deep end after only two sessions left Aisling in awe. SwimCamp's small group sizes, coaches in the pool, and transformative teaching methods have given her daughters unshakable confidence and an unquenchable love for swimming. Aisling's stamp of approval echoes throughout the land, urging all parents to seize this life-changing opportunity.
Cynthia H.
From Timid to Triumphant: SwimCamp's Impact
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Cynthia's son has been attending SwimCamp Sessions for 4 months, and she is thrilled with the progress he has made. Thanks to the dedicated coaches and effective training, her son's swimming abilities have improved significantly, showcasing the success of SwimCamp in helping children develop their skills in the water.
Debra C.
Unleashing Passion: SwimCamp's Worth Every Penny
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Debra expresses her satisfaction with SwimCamp as her son has been consistently attending and following the clear progress plan laid out by the coach. The investment she made in SwimCamp has proven to be worth every penny, highlighting the camp's commitment to providing valuable swimming lessons and ensuring continuous progress for the participants.
Clodagh M.
Dive into Success: Fionnuala's SwimCamp Triumph
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Clodagh highly recommends SwimCamp to anyone seeking swimming lessons for their kids. She emphasizes the remarkable progress her child Fionnuala has made through the camp. SwimCamp's effective teaching methods and dedicated staff have played a significant role in enhancing Fionnuala's swimming abilities, leaving Clodagh impressed and satisfied with the experience.
Saoirse B.
Confidence in Waves: SwimCamp's Magical Oasis
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Saoirse experienced a eureka moment when she discovered SwimCamp for her daughter's swimming journey. In just one session, her little swimmer's confidence soared to new heights, propelling her through the water with newfound grace. The vibrant atmosphere and exceptional staff at SwimCamp have transformed swimming lessons into an enchanting adventure. Saoirse considers her family incredibly fortunate to have found SwimCamp, a haven where dreams and water collide to create extraordinary swimmers.
Sarah D.
Single Mom's SwimCamp Triumph: A Life-Altering Choice
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Sarah, a single mother, chose SwimCamp as the ideal place for her 10-year-old son to learn how to swim. Impressed by the high-quality training and the supervision of certified professionals, Sarah is confident in the decision she made. SwimCamp has provided her son with the opportunity to acquire essential swimming skills in a safe and supportive environment, fulfilling his long-standing desire to swim.

💁‍♀️ February Mid Term Break Intensive Swimming Camp for Kids Age 5+ (3 Days Intensive)

Our intensive swimming camps are aimed at those swimmers who are currently undertaking swimming lessons. We cannot accommodate swimmers who have no previous water experience. These sessions will focus on improving already established the swimmers have learnt in their lessons.

Where: Castle Park School, Swimming Pool, Dalkey
When: Wednesday 14th February to Friday 16th February
Time: starting at 5:30pm or 6:15pm (your choice)
Duration: 45 minutes per session

Group 1

Those who have been in lessons for less than 6 months. If you swimmer cannot swim independently or requires a floatation device then this is the group for them.

Group 2

If your swimmer is happy and comfortable in the water. They can float aided or unaided and can move short distances through the water independently. Swimmers must be comfortable exhaling while having their face is in the water.

Group 3

Swimmers who can swim independently for 10m – 25m. They should have an understanding of how to move their arms and legs in frontcrawl, backcrawl and breaststroke.

Our intensive swimming camps are aimed at those swimmers who are currently undertaking swimming lessons. We cannot accommodate swimmers who have no previous water experience. These sessions will focus on improving already established the swimmers have learnt in their lessons.

✍️ Kids Swimming Lessons Assessment Form:

We have a few spots available depending on age and ability. Our Swimming for Kids Session times are on Fridays at 4:00 p.m., 4:40 p.m., 5:20 p.m. and Saturdays at 3:00 p.m., 3:40 p.m., 4:20 p.m., 5:00 p.m., 5:40 p.m. and 6:20 p.m. Location is Castle Park School, Dalkey Co. Dublin. All new swimmers will be assessed before the first session to make sure we have availability for the right level.

☝️We’re thrilled to see so many children eager to join our swimming lessons! To maintain the high quality of our classes, we’ve decided to accept new swimmers only after an assessment. We want to ensure that each child is placed in the appropriate level and has the best chance to succeed. We understand that not everyone will be able to secure a place, even with an assessment, but we ask that you keep your appointment so that we can accommodate as many swimmers as possible. By cancelling or not showing up, you may be preventing another child from having the chance to learn this life-saving skill. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Please fill out the form below to arrange an assessment ⤵⤵

📌 Kids Swimming Lessons: Location Castle Park School, Dalkey

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💁‍♀️ Our Swimming Lessons for Kids: Questions & Answers

Learning how to swim is essential for children, offering them an array of personal development benefits, including physical and mental health. It helps foster independence, build confidence, boost stamina, and teach vital survival skills. It provides a much-needed outlet for staying active outdoors, and swimming also encourages socialization among peers and strengthens relationships with family members. Learning the basics at an early age can be both fun and incredibly empowering!

The benefits of swimming lessons for kids are tremendous!

Not only does it promote healthy living with increased physical activity, but it also cultivates a more immense respect and appreciation for water safety.

Kids learn the importance of proper technique, endurance training, self-discipline and intuitiveness in the pool. With regular practice and instruction, children can master breathing control, increasing their confidence.

Taking up swimming can also boost socialization skills as they interact with professionals or peers at their level in group classes. Swimming is a skill that sticks around forever and is fun to share with loved ones too!

Our Summer Swimming School is at: Castle Park School Swimming Pool – Dalkey, Co. Dublin

A 25m deck level swimming pool with a depth of 1.1m throughout.

Our kids swimming lessons are specially designed for children aged 7 to 12 years old. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Each session lasts 45 minutes.

Certainly. You will be delighted to see the progress your child makes. Parents will have access to an audience tribune. Parents are not permitted in the changing rooms or pool hall, with the exception of younger swimmers age 5-7.

Yes, especially with our younger swimmers.

Our coach-to-swimmer ratio is low and we typically have 4-8 swimmers per coach, depending on the age group.

Learning to swim can be different for everyone, and goals can also be different. There’s no one-size-fits-all model for swimming. We recommend swimming for at least a full term with us. Swimming classes are most effective if swimmers attend regularly. 

Parents must complete the online Health & Release Form and submit any necessary paperwork before their child may participate in any camp.

We know that having your child in a class with their friends can be important, but at SwimCamp, we want to ensure that your child gets the most out of their lessons.

By grouping swimmers with similar abilities, our experienced coaches can tailor the instruction to the specific needs of each child.

This approach guarantees that your child will make the most progress possible, becoming a confident and capable swimmer in the shortest amount of time.

No, we do not offer swimming programs for competitive swimming.

However, we do offer a coached lane programme for ex-competitive swimmers 3 times a week. We believe that competitive swimmers already receive adequate attention at their clubs.

At SwimCamp, we value the privacy of parents and children. We do not publish any images of children on our website (including Social Media) unless they are our own or shared by their families and friends with explicit consent. Your child’s privacy and security are our top priorities, ensuring a safe and respectful environment throughout their swimming experience.

You must inform us if there is any medical condition of the participant that may be relevant!

If you or the guardian know of any illness, medical condition or allergy caused to you as a swimmer or your child then you must notify us prior to any session and give full details so that we can take appropriate action or precautions if necessary.

In the event that we feel your child is not able to do the session due to illness, allergy or other appropriate reasons, then we reserve the right to prevent the participant from attending a session and in such circumstances, we are unable to offer any refund.

Are you looking for a fun, safe and effective way for your children to learn how to swim? Look no further than our pool swimming lessons for kids and teens! Our goal is to create a fun and welcoming environment where everyone can learn the right techniques and build stamina. In addition, we aim to increase strength, endurance, coordination and reduce stress. Whether your child is a beginner or a seasoned swimmer, we have the perfect class for them.

Enrol your child in our swimming lessons today and see the difference that we can make! With our experienced instructors, your child will be able to swim with confidence in no time at all.

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