DISTRICT Health & Leisure boasts a 25-meter 4 lane pool with a depth from 0.8 meter to 2.2 meter. Our pool offers a wide and varied selection of activities such as Swimming Lessons, Aqua Aerobics, Triathlon Training, Rookie Lifeguard Training. Most importantly, our pool facilities are always available to members with a scheduled timetable available at reception. We also have a beautiful state of the art sauna and steam room that will enable our members to relax, rejuvenate after a workout or long day at the office.
Our head swimming coach is Eilis Burns with over 30 years experience. Our swimming lesson timetable changes from term to term so to find out more enquire here for all information with regards child and adult lessons at DISTRICT.
Our Head Swimming Coach
Eilís Burns is a level 3 swim coach and a psychotherapist who has combined these two professional paths to become one of the most successful marathon, open water, triathlon, beginner, and pool swim coaches in Ireland. With over 36 years of experience Eilís has helped develop a multitude of swimmers to date.
In 2018 she was inducted into the Marathon Swimming Ireland Hall of Fame for her efforts as a coach. In 2018 as swim coach extraordinaire, Eilís was among just 15 women worldwide nominated for the 2018 World Open Water Swimming Association (WOWSA) Woman of the Year Award.
Not only does Eilís bring a wealth of high-performance coaching experience, but she too is an accomplished ex-international swimmer, water polo player, an Irish Masters Swim record holder, and a seasoned marathon swimmer herself.
Eilís, who has put thousands of Cork swimmers through their strokes, is a renowned pool coach, and excels in improving stroke and devising training programmes.
She is behind the success of dozens of Channel swimmers and marathon swimmers living in Ireland and further afield, with no expectation of payment – instead she asks that they raise funds for a charity of their choice, which to date has topped €150,000.
“It’s a way of giving back to society what I have got out of life through swimming. Once you teach people to swim, the world is their oyster. I want them to have the love and freedom of the water,” she says.
Eilís is thrilled to accept her new position as Head Swimming Coach in DISTRICT. She is proud to be part of this exciting new venture, and hopes to continue to be a leading light in developing swimming in our members at DISTRICT.