Toe in the water. Face in the water. Keeping afloat. Touching the bottom. Me and the water.

Swim Ireland are the leading provider of swim education on the island of Ireland. We are the only delivery and awarding body who's qualifications are recognized by Sport Ireland Coaching and Sport NI (the two Sport Councils within Ireland).

The Education Department offer standard courses in the classroom and on deck, online courses that can be completed in the comfort of your own home and blended courses that are a combination of the two. We offer courses in the following areas;

  • Teaching - Swimming
  • Coaching - Diving, Open Water, Swimming, Synchro and Water Polo
  • Safeguarding
  • Continuous Professional Development (CPD)
  • Technical- Officials and Team Management (Swimming and Water Polo)

All courses and CPD workshops are delivered by trained Swim Ireland Tutor Assessors, the Tutor Assessors facilitate the sharing of knowledge ensuring the maintenance and development of aquatic knowledge and skills throughout Ireland.

Check out our Education Prospectus and Education Calendar to find a course. To book a place on any of the courses please create a user profile on the Swim Ireland Database. For any queries, our education team contacts are listed below.

Teaching

Teaching

Swim Ireland Teachers will introduce, develop and consolidate the eight Core Aquatic Skills, develop the four swimming strokes and create opportunities to ensure a lifetime of safety in the water for both adults and children

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Coaching

Coaching

Swim Ireland Coaches will build on the knowledge and skills provided by Swim Ireland Teachers. Responsibilities will include further cultivating and refining performance in the respective aquatic discipline. This includes non-competitive, competitive and elite performance in line with Long Term Athlete Development


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Education Team

Aveen Colvin

Aveen Colvin

Education Support Officer

+353 1 625 1101

Contact for queries regarding Safeguarding, Learn to Swim

Emmet Ó Muirí

Emmet Ó Muirí

Education Support Officer

Contact for queries on Course Booking and Processing

TBC

TBC

Education Development Officer

+353 1 625 1158

Contact for queries regarding CPDs, Recognition of Prior Learning and Equivalency