LEISURE AT THE POOL

Swimming Pool &
Health Suite Area

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. 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.

District Health and Leisure

SWIM LESSONS

Parent & Baby,
Parent & Toddler

A fun, friendly and enjoyable class designed for 4 months to 24 months or 2- to 4-year-olds, where parent and baby are in the water together. Swimming strengthens baby’s arms, legs, and neck muscles along with their heart and lungs. Classes and submersions are baby led and water is proven to calm baby and promote better eating and sleeping patterns.

BEGINNERS WITH ARMBANDS

This is our introductory level to swimming. For children completely new to swimming and children with no swimming experience. Our aim is to introduce basic pool rules and how to navigate the pool safely, in a fun learning environment.

  • Enter and exit the pool safely
  • Face in water

  • Blowing bubbles

  • Balance
  • Rotation
  • Floatation

ADVANCED BEGINNERS

Advanced beginners is aimed at children who are confident out of their depth, without the use of armbands and able to kick legs with face in the water.

  • Enter and exit pool safely
  • Thread water

  • Unaided kicking half-length pf 25metre pool

  • Balance
  • Rotation
  • Floatation

IMPROVER

Improvers level strongly focuses on stroke work and improving the use of arms and legs. The aim is to achieve a full length of the 25-metre pool working on accurate front crawl arms and legs and back crawl arms and legs.

  • Enter and exit pool safely
  • Push and glide front and back

  • Correct body position
  • Kicking legs front and back

  • Arm strokes front and back

  • Introduction to breathing techniques

ADVANCED IMPROVER

Advanced Improvers build on the techniques learned in Improvers level. Working on perfecting the strokes and breathing to combine into a seamless movement.

  • Enter and exit pool safely
  • Push and glide front and back

  • Correct body position

  • Kicking legs front and back

  • Arm strokes front and back

  • Seamless use of breathing techniques

LANES/COACHING

Our highest and most advanced level, aimed at children with a strong swimming ability. This level focuses on building stamina, strength, and distance. Sets children up for competitive levels of swimming.

Adult Swimming Lessons

All levels, all abilities and all ages are catered for in our Adult Lessons.  It is our ethos that absolutely everybody can swim.  It is in our makeup, we are designed to do it but sometimes our head gets in the way!  We have an experienced team of instructors who will help you along the way whether it is starting off on your swim journey or looking to improve on your current ability.

All courses are 10 weeks and class duration for children is 40 minutes and 45 minutes for adults.  Courses cost €100 for members or €165 for non-members.

one-on-one swimming lessons

For individuals who may not be comfortable in a group setting we offer personalised private lessons individually with our highly trained instructors.  For people with additional needs the instructor can be requested to be present in the water.

These lessons are based on a 6 week course at a cost of €180 for members or €210 for non-members.

Eilís Burns

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.

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.

Eilís Burns

“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”

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