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Education & Development

Swim Ireland is the leading provider of Aquatics Education & Training in Ireland. We offer certification courses in Teaching and Coaching Swimming, Coaching Diving, Coaching Water Polo and Coaching Synchronised Swimming. We have a Continuous Professional Development (CPD) programme which offers a wide range of face-to-face workshops and seminars. We also now offer on-line CPD modules to support teachers and coaches.


Latest Education & Development News

Annual Swim Ireland Tutor Conference

This years Tutor conference will be held on the 21st February 10:00-17:00 Irish Sport HQ. Guest speakers will be confirmed shortly, a practical session on inclusion for all will be held during the conference in the National Aquatic Centre. This annual conference gives tutors a chance to meet up and develop their tutoring styles. You can register online using this link.


Foster the Future Coaching Conference (6 CPD points)

How to coach juniors appropriately and keep them in sport

Coaching conference

A one day joint conference from Swim Ireland, Cycling Ireland and Triathlon Ireland will take place on 27th February in UCD. The conference theme centres on coaching juniors at participation level and includes topics such as positive coaching, nutrition, strength & conditioning and mental health with topics specific to swimming, cycling and triathlon.

It is open to all. The cost is €50 per person and bookings need to be made in advance. This conference holds 6 CPD points.

For further information please click here.


We have a number of upcoming CPD Seminars and Workshops in Dublin with some great guest presenters.

An Introduction to Sports Psychology takes place in Irish Sport HQ Friday 11th March 18:30-21:30. The presenter for this CPD is Stephen McIvor B.A, M.A Sport & Exercise psychology. Stephen is a consultant sports psychologist and a lecturer at Tallaght ITStephen is also a director with Balancing Excellence.

Nutrition and Hydration takes place in Irish Sport HQ Sunday 10th April 10:00-16:00. The presenter for the CPD is Mary Finn B.Sc Human Nutrition & Dietetics; IOC Diploma Sports Nutrition. Mary works as a sports dietitian with Paralymics Ireland and Triathlon Ireland. She also works as a clinical dietitian in Type 1 diabetes at Tallaght Hospital, Dublin.

To book CPD Seminars please visit our Upcoming Courses page.